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Sacro Monte di San Vivaldo

Via San Vivaldo 11, 50050 San Vivaldo, Montaione, Italy
+39 0571 680114
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It's easy to find and the main Church is fairly plain but peaceful and has some impressive... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2016
Mark E
London, United Kingdom
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Along with Varallo (Piedmont) the eldest Western Europe's Jerusalem

Anyone who knows the whole of "Sacri Monti" (Holy Mountains) of Piedmont and Lombardy (of which... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2016
Florence, Italy
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Jul 28, 2016
“Check details before going”
Apr 5, 2016
“Along with Varallo (Piedmont) the eldest Western Europe's Jerusalem”
Via San Vivaldo 11, 50050 San Vivaldo, Montaione, Italy
+39 0571 680114
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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

It's easy to find and the main Church is fairly plain but peaceful and has some impressive statues. It was however quite confusing trying to find the main entrance.. and there was nobody to ask.. we only found the "entrance" as we were leaving! So...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed April 5, 2016

Anyone who knows the whole of "Sacri Monti" (Holy Mountains) of Piedmont and Lombardy (of which today nine are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites), could be brought to overlook this complex of chapels and terracotta sculptures, as it is alone and isolated. Yet...More

1  Thank Brun066
Reviewed October 31, 2015

Everything was closed apart from the church in total darkness,but the sight of an old Franciscan monk feeding about 20 cats running around the place was interesting. Obviously an important place in the history of pilgrims,it was nice just to be in this small place...More

1  Thank geebee01
Reviewed September 28, 2015

It's an interesting journey to find this place but it is worth it. The chapels and temples were built at the time of the expansion of the Ottoman empire that made travel to Jerusalem a dangerous journey for Christian pilgrims: this site provided a safer...More

Thank Derek P
Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited Sacro Monte de San Vivaldo, on a Sunday , so we were able to hear Mass. The history and the beauty of this place is breathtaking. The forest around the whole area is ideal for a picnic , there wooden tables and chairs...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed May 16, 2015

We made a detour here after a morning in San Gimignano and were really glad we did. We arrived for 3pm (when the site opens) and sure enough a monk from the monastery duly arrived after a few minutes and we enjoyed a private tour...More

1  Thank rcdoc
Reviewed July 9, 2014

The "Jerusalem" of San Vivaldo is a complex of chapels, temples as well as the small church built @ the early 1600's as a pilgrimage for the Jewish people who found it too difficult and dangerous to travel to the real holy sites. Apparently, the...More

1  Thank Fran4715
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Highly recommend a full morning here. We were a group of six friends interested initially in the architecture of this Franciscan monastery, and intrigued by the tiny prayer buildings all over the property. We began with a walk in the park surrounding the monastery property,...More

2  Thank Mike F
Reviewed January 28, 2014

While staying in Florence we made a few day trips to the surrounding areas, and were recommended to visit this site. We were glad we did as it turned out to be one of the more fascinating sights we saw during our trip. During the...More

2  Thank WanderingFungi
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Finding San Vivaldo is a bit of a challenge. There were many twists and turns down country lanes to arrive there, some seemed like little more than a horse path. It is a densely wooded area full of wild cinghiale. On Sundays the church holds...More

Thank marialulu
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