Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, Varese

Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Religious Site
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. For Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese and beyond, use our Varese tour itinerary planner to get the most from your Varese vacation.
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  • Here’s the tip: take the funiculora or fermata, the funicular train up, and walk down. Go early in the morning. Bring hats and water and sunscreen. And change. It’s 1€ plus per person for a bus trip.....  more »
  • We spent a morning hiking part of the trail, in each direction, from the station of the tram. The views were incredible and the little stores were charming. The cathedral/monastery was amazing. We...  more »
  • Is a quite beautiful place also for a light walk after dinner. In clear days it is possible to see all the plain toeard Milan... and someone assure to have clearly recognized also the sparkling...  more »
  • I really recommend stopping at the base of the hill/mountain and walk all the way to the top. The alleys are really wonderful and the panoramic views breathtaking. At the top little treasures are waiting for you. Serenity
  • UNESCO world heritage. A must see in the area.
  • Must visit way is to walk the route up the hill
  • Beautiful to visit. Quiet during the time we visited in May. Take some coins for the parking though.
  • Outstanding track! I love it, I want to brig here my family

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