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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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  • Truly unique! It seems to be immersed in a crib! .... truly a gem in the heart of the province of Varese! Very impressive even the walk from Varese until sacromonte!!! To visit!
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  • I am proud to be a esco.dalla.mia beautiful province and when to work, "speak." always ours. Spectacular. Holy Mount ... and me talking. boast!
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  • The first Chapel (which can be reached by bus) you walk to a beautiful scenic Avenue, on which are built life-size 13 chapels representing the life of Jesus, to the sanctuary of Santa Maria del Monte, which houses a statue of the Black Madonna. All the chapels are frescoed with paintings of 1600 and a fresco of Guttuso depicting the flight into Egypt. Front entrance of the basilica stands the statue of Paul VI surrounded by sheep (a has 5 legs) and the belvedere you can enjoy a panoramic view over the plain of Lombardy. It's a walk that should not be missed.
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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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