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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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  • A gem nestled in Varese. Art, nature and good food at a stone's throw from the city. Alone or with friends, will always be a pleasure.
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  • Rise to the height of 1 Chapel in machine or better by bus; then begin the ascent on foot by visiting the chapels (there is a lighting system to better appreciate them and, for believers the chance to recite the Rosary when ascending); stop occasionally and rotate 360° to admire and contemplate the landscape and scenery and the top of the Hill entering the Church for delighted the view and when opened, go to the "underground" recently opened to the public and, as I said in the title: there's no season taking because each season has a different landscape determined by vegetation and sunlight ...
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  • If you want to take a walk in nature, there is nothing better of the historic path of the sacred mountain. Each votive chapel is wonderful, even kids find it gorgeous and one has the impression of being in a place of legend!
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  • Definitely a medieval to reevaluate artistically and culturally. Recent excavations attributed to sec. X. Bring to light, priceless treasures.
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  • VERY NICE PLACE!!! Very nice place!!!
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  • Very beautiful place. The chic city of Varese overview, Alps, clean air and harmony of nature around. Love The Sacro Monte.
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  • At 10 minutes from the Centre, in a quiet place for a relaxing stroll with views across Varese
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  • Take the 12 chapels walk is a nice effort but it's a great satisfaction to reach the sacred mountain and enjoy the view. Even more so for those who are religious.
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