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Sacro Monte di Orta

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Address: Via Sacro Monte, 5, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0322 911960
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One of the highlights of our visit to Orta San Giulio

This turned out to be a much bigger deal than I was anticipating. A large collection of shrine/chapels commemorating the life of St. Francis of Assisi, each with a diarama with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This turned out to be a much bigger deal than I was anticipating. A large collection of shrine/chapels commemorating the life of St. Francis of Assisi, each with a diarama with carved wooden lifesize figures from the 15th and 16th century. All set in a beautiful park-like enviroment with fabulous views of Lake Orta. If you don't have time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This stop was part of an optional tour with our tour group. So lovely and peaceful to walk around. Dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. Our highlight was when we met a lovely Franciscan priest who talked with us a while and then gave us a blessing! God Bless Father Serrano. Then the organist in the small church played Regina... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We visited here and spent a lovely morning with our children exploring the grounds and looking at the different chapels. There was a lovely monk about when we visited who came and introduced himself to our children. The chapels are interesting and the view from the top is lovely. You can park very easily at the entrance to the park... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is a nice 30 min walk uphill to a dozen of chapels with nice paintings and terra-cotta describing the life of San Francis. The place is quite and quite beautiful. The view of lake Orta is another reason to go there.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It is a very short and not at all difficult walk up a paved hill to get to the site. The chapels are very lovely. The murals and statues in each are a wonderful testament to the importance of St. Francis in Italy and a trip into the past.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This remarkable series of 23 17th/18th century chaples on the hill above Orta San Guilio is amazing in three respects - architecturally, the LIFESIZED terra cotta figures that are tableau representing the life of St Francis that occupy each of the chapels and the setting, with views over the lake that are genuinely breathtaking. Don't miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is in a park setting that is a beautiful stroll through small chapels dedicated to St. Francis. They have been lovingly restored and are fascinating to visit. Definitely worth a visit if you are at Lake Orta.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Absolutely worth the walk to see these 20 baroque chapels depicting the life of St Francis of Assisi. Even though it was pouring with rain the day we went, the gardens were lovely, and the chapels each different with their own story.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

we did not know what to expect, but were blown away by this place.the art installations, built in the 1600's are absolutely incredible and indescribable

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

It is a lovely walk uptake hill through the woods to these 12 churches. Try and get the information on each one, it is very special. The view from the top of the island and lake are magnificent.

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