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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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  • The Sacro Monte is the most simple, convenient and culturally interesting in the province; is available to everyone, the road is wide and paved with cobblestones, the slope is challenging in some places (between 4th and 5th Chapel and between 7th and 10th Chapel) but stops to watch the scenes depicted in the chapels (sculptures of the 17th century) also need to regain some breath. On top, the panoramic madonnina del duomo say see, on a clear day, but the view is great along the ascent, the Lakes of varesotto. You can visit the village, beautiful, and dine at one of the many restaurants.
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  • A wonderful venue with an endless view: beautiful in summer, beautiful in winter. You have to want to walk to see as much as possible
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  • A great view from here overlooks Varese e provincia. Now with the cable car running too x kids and fun. EC from walking up and down but worth visiting this village all perched with a great history.
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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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