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Address: Piazzale San Carlo, Arona, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0322 249669
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Impressive colossum

The statue is very big and impressive. It is possible to climb it from the inside and to access it from the basement.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Luca D
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Tarxien, Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It is very rare that I do this type of remarks. Really nothing special. Statue can be climbed from the inside. Great view. Beware if you are claustrophobic; to be avoided if you are!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The statue is very big and impressive. It is possible to climb it from the inside and to access it from the basement.

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ADELAIDE
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Amazing statue....surprised at how little we knew about it....easy to find from Arona and well worth stopping here on the way around the lake

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Taranto, Italy
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

good on a nice sunshine day, quite big to see from the street...if you pay a small fee you can go on the top of it but there are no elevators so ..be prepared for many stairs! The view from upstairs is nice. I don't rememeber anything to eat exactly there, so if you have children, you better bring something... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This statue is indeed a colossus and it is difficult to realise how old it is. We were there on a day when it was closed but one can go up an outdoor spiral staircase at the back to get to the top of the plinth and then 85 steps up a ladder to a point where you can look... More 

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Den Haag, Nederland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The story of San Carlo and his family is an interesting piece of local Lago Maggiore History and legend. The view from the statue is amazing. The church across the street is small but interesting also.

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Manila, Philippines
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299 attraction reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This colossal statue would probably not have met the approval of St. Charles himself. He was a simple man even if he was of the nobility. As a cardinal, he did his best to care for his people and to institute reforms in the Catholic Church. The statue is quite amazing because of its size. The architect of the Statue... More 

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Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Go see this masterpiece and learn about this great Saint. There is a church next to the statue and a small museum which tells about his important contributions as a reformer of the Church during troubled sixteenth century times. St Charles Along with St Ignatius of Loyola, St Philip Neri and others, fought against Protestant Reformation inroads. One of his... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is 35m high statue. In the middle of which is hollow and has a step up to the head. You can go to the beginning of the statue where is viewing platform ( where is very nice view, you can see Lago Maggiore and castle) or to the top of the head, but from the viewing platform to the... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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218 reviews 218 reviews
119 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

If you have a bit of time you can climb the internal stairs to the viewing platform and look at the view of the lake.

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