Hotel Sacro Monte is an experience. It is a three star, but the room is a 2.5 star. Hotel owner is friendly. Owing to the location, and history, this is a most interesting place. A small number of Spartan rooms (former convent), mine with great views, which you enter through the restaurant, makes it different. Although I discovered this place by accident and got a room, I would not advise going without a reservation. Ancient television, no internet, but includes an European breakfast (croissants, coffee, orange juice etc.) The mountain-top village started by hermits, seems to hold nightly pilgrimages visiting the Stations of the Cross, followed by a service at the beautiful church behind the hotel. Signs from the bottom of the hill will guide you up the steep drive, but the last 100 meters are unmarked and you will need help to find (drive in front of the souvenir stand). It can also be reached by a funicular railroad and public bus.
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Varese > Varese
Ranked #15 of 25 hotels in Varese