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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 small village above Varese with several listed religious buildings and and chapels trail. Not much world late March but it must be crowded out of season. A moment of calm so.
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  • Nice place with beautiful scenery and a lot of art. We can make the 12 chapels on foot and reach the country or hop on and get in a big flat ground by bus or car. Alternatively there is also a funicular but nn is located in a very convenient. The country has a beautiful church, an interesting museum that possesses even a work of Matisse and several sights and restaurants. A pity that there are no pubs, no bar or restaurant a little more modern and less composed and some vendor of souvenirs. It might be nice to be able to procure a figurine or a magnet, like the digester that sold once and now no longer, but unfortunately does not offer this. For the rest, however, on a sunny day it is worth going.
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  • A journey through the mysteries of the Rosary told through a Baroque route where the middle is the Pilgrim
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  • Nice walk, great views
  • A nice long walk punctuated by numerous chapels and inside are some scenes from the life of Christ. At the top of the effort is rewarded with breathtaking views
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  • Monumental via Crucis that overlooks the city of Varese with its 14 chapels and the medieval village on top. From the top you can see the Lakes surrounding the city.
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  • Relaxing. Spectacular view of Varese and the mountains. We were lucky enough to see the first exhibition of Nativity scenes.
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  • Characteristic village and well maintained, the walk in the maze of streets is a continuous discovery of angles splendid; place that gives great serenity; view of the city and the mountains do not miss
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