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“Steep climb” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sacro Monte Unesco Varese

Sacro Monte Unesco Varese
Campo dei Fiori | Santa Maria Del Monte, 21100 Varese, Italy
+39 348 781 1094
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Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Varese
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Owner description: In the heart of the small village of Sacro Monte, just above Varese, all information and local products can be found in the Emporio(shop) in via Moriggi 22. Here you will be able to find the typical Giromette portafortuna(typical fortune cookies),the Mustazzit("now shut up" cookies), the Amaro del Sacro Monte(local liquor), souvenirs, maps and guides, organisation of events, meals for families and groups and to taste local products. We are strongly determined to make your stay at the Sacro Monte enjoyable and unforgettable.
Penzance Kernow
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“Steep climb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A UNESCO world heritage site. It has to be experienced with numerous chapels containing statues and frescoes leading up to the most exhillarating village above with spectacular views from the Alps to the vast sweep of the Pre- alps, valleys and lakes and plain.

Visited September 2013
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“The View of a Lifetime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

You go up this mountain and the view is so stunning! It's truly amazing. Though a little confusing, thanks to a local that was willing to help us out, we found our way to the top. We took a bus up to a tram and for 1 euro rode the tram up to the top. Then walked through an old Italian village still inhabited to find a wonderful view, good restaurants and some great sight-seeing. Don't be fooled -- walking down Sacro Monte is a trek. But breathtaking and beautiful and great exercise! We walked down the 2 kilometre hill, passing the old churches on the way. Caught the bus at the bottom back to the centre. It is a bit confusing, but once you do it once, it makes sense!

Visited September 2013
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“Half day local excursion.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A pleasant short trip to the edge of the city. Use local bus and walk up to the church and restaurant. Great views.

Visited September 2013
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Wallisellen, Switzerland
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“Interesting religious hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Long hike but lovely restaurant near the top. Wonderful views of the forests and city from the top. The restaurant closes between 3pm and 7pm.

Visited July 2013
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Varese, Italy
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“Not special”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I gone up different times for work,there is nothing up there,You wast only money to go. Usually priest organize tour for religious events,and they make money,is just business for them,nothing more.

Visited August 2012
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