Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, Varese

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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  • An afternoon of quiet, contemplating the view during a walk. All immersed in the magnificent nature of the place. Look amazing!!!
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  • Place of great artistic, historical and cultural. Beautiful views and scenery. A walk not to be missed.
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  • Although we visited mid week (so no funicular) it was a very relaxed, beautiful sunny walk to the top passed all the chapels and up the village. We were staying at the Grand Palace Hotel and took the ...  more »
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  • Nice walk, great views
  • Hill that rises out of Varese, from which you can admire a good fraction of the panorama Lombardo passing for the main lakes in the area and the obvious Malpensa airport until you see the skyscrapers in Milan. Is a two peaks that are the Sacromonte and the Campo dei Fiori. On the front there is a small village and location of chapels downhill/uphill. The field of flowers, you can make a picnic or camping, eventually going to visit the Astronomical Observatory.
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  • Interesting place! Recommend for a walk, but only from the highest point of the Park, because, get decent. And so the bus arrived and quietly spuskaeshsja, looking at houses with scenes from the Bible. It is advisable to bring along food, three cafes, two were not working, so the mistress open broke away on us in full))) three Butera, water and 1🍺 gave 40 💶. Also left indelible impressions of how people lived in this place. So go, enjoy ancient buildings and streets, and suddenly you hear someone washes in his lavatory)). But otherwise the only positive impressions. I recommend you to visit.
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  • Beautiful monumental complex that winds from the foothills of Varese until the sanctuary of Santa Maria del Monte. Place in a commanding position overlooking the city of Varese, on a clear day, you can enjoy an exceptional view of the Ligurian Apennines and the Po near Piacenza, from Monviso to the Alps. Just wish the glasses made protection of sculptural complexes that are inside of the chapels make it difficult to use.
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  • Sacro Monte di Varese. You climb by car, ample car parking. Disabled ability to go down. the elevator that leads to the shrine. The country built on top of the mountain is lovely, with its narrow streets very well kept. A breathtaking view over the Lakes of Varesotto and the Po Valley.
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