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Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, Varese

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Perched high above the clouds in the Italian alps, the 17th-century Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese is a sacred mountain. Its 14 hillside chapels each are dedicated to a mystery of the rosary. They lead up to the shrine of Santa Maria del Monte at the top. The chapels are filled with17th-century frescoes, paintings, and sculpture. For centuries, pilgrims have hiked among the beech and chestnut trees of Monte Velate to visit the chapels. Today, you can either walk or catch the bus and tram up the mountain. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese and many more Varese attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Varese tour planner.
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  • Well, a place so sacred that its mere presence of intimidating. Arriving at the top, after climbing along all the chapels of the stations of the cross (one painted by Gottuso) warn the sacredness of this place. A breathtaking view over the Po Valley. A beautiful church and a convent of cloistered nuns whose echoes of the prayers of the sisters inside give absolute respect. The statue Moses and the grand staircase called the Pensieve welcome the hiker. But the top is the large statue of Bodini dedicated to blessed Pope Paul VI the biggest and most enlightened Pope of all time. An enigmatic Pilgrim statue which hides special messages. Find the riddle! Awesome venue ❤ ️
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  • There is little to say: a magical place full of history, art and mysticism. A place to replenish your soul and that is able to arouse emotions in the hearts of believers and non. Art, faith and nature come together. Visit it!
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  • The ascent on foot to the Sacro Monte di Varese offers some of the best views of the province. Many use it as a track for running, but it is impossible not to feel at every step, the "spiritual" aspect of this street. At the top in addition to the shrine you can find various points of the risen one. The site can be reached on foot, by car, bus and funicular railway in warmer months.
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  • Nice walk, great views
  • Quiet place, surrounded by greenery. Great views of the city of Varese. For people who love art and religion great bargains. Baroffio Museum, Museum Parker, Madonna del Monte basilica.
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  • I remember my visit in Christmas of 2007. A magical place covered by a pristine blanket of snow, and stunning views. Simply wonderful.
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  • Is it really worth traipsing up to the top. Leave the car at the 1 ^ Chapel.
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  • Beautiful and awesome ... too bad that there are few parking lots
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