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Statue of San Carlone

Piazzale San Carlo, Arona, Italy
+39 0322 249669
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Arona
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 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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Chandler, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Worth a walk to see if you are out and about. It's a very walkable town with good views. Not exactly a 'must see', but if you're out doing a hike by the lake, shopping or heading to a restaurant it's a piece of history that adds to the visit.

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Arona, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It can be challenging to climb to the top, but it is well worth your effort, if not too hot outside. Beautiful views of Lake Maggiore!!

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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Nice to see, it has deep roots in the history of Lombardia and into the religious soul of this area of Italy. But the ticket is too expensive.

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Cervo, Italia
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216 reviews 216 reviews
63 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Colossus stands 35 metres high including the pedestal. You climb inside it via a spiral staircase with 60 steps first, then a steel ladder with 85 rungs to reach St. Charles' s head, through whose eyes you gaze dizzingly down below. Beside the eyes, there are openings through the nostrils as well, and a couple of larger windows cut... More

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England
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Although the views from the terrace of the statue are excellent it is a shame that if you have a head for heights you dont find the time to climb the 85 steps up to inside his head! The views are good but the real pleasure is from knowing that you have done it! The statue dominates the area and... More

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West Yorkshire
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188 reviews 188 reviews
108 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was a fitting tribute to a much loved man. Its huge and although we didnt have time to go inside is still looked very imposing from the outside and in the lovely church opposite, there was a small area depicting his life which I found very interesting. Lovely spot and deserves a visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This beautiful statue of Saint Charles Borromeo looks out over Lago Maggiore like a giant protector. It is visible from many vantage points, and if we had known that you can actually go inside and climb to the top, we surely would have done it!

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Bresson, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Very nice and also the great view. It seems that we were dominating the entire Lake Area. The view of the Rocca of Angera is wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Staying at the Hotel San Carlo we could not miss the statue. It is FAR bigger than we expected and he must be one happy statue overlooking the lake

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