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Santuario di Oropa

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Santuario di Oropa

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$156.96 per adult
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la_zia_ross wrote a review Oct 2019
Belgium136 contributions192 helpful votes
Old sanctuary build on 3 consecutive enclosed areas/terraces, with the old church in the middle. Not all well kept, you can find rooms to rent with nice views, a small museum, the old and the new church (with painting from the XIV century) and the Black Madonna as the main attraction for the pilgrims. There are plenty of activities to do, besides the religious side of the sanctuary: many hikes in the forest and in the mountain (up to 2300m), rock climing, a botanic garden, an adventure park and free ski slopes for the winter months. The food in the area is good and fairly cheap.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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italseeds wrote a review Sep 2019
Greater London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
If you love architecture, good food and nature, you'll be in your element. Really peaceful, you can visit the churches where the Madonna is said to have appeared, eat lunch of dinner of alpine Italian food, and you can take a cable car to the top where there is a stunning lake called Mucrone. Ideal place to take children. Wear hiking boots if going outside of the churches and restaurants. highly recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Kathleen M wrote a review Jun 2019
Fribourg, Switzerland293 contributions152 helpful votes
We stayed here for just one night. The drive up the hill was a bit of a challenge (lots of hairpin bends) but then one is rewarded by the most splendid view of the monastery complex and its churches on top of the hill. The botanic garden was a delight to explore and had very good information panels, some also in English. Since we arrived on a Sunday afternoon there were very many pilgrims wandering around the many cafes and shops and evening Mass at 18.15 in the lower church (the upper one was being renovated) was packed with worshippers. Once the last of the day visitors had left we still had ample time to wander the virtually deserted collonades and then to enjoy a good dinner in the Croix Blanche restaurant. Our bedroom was located immediately above the Reception and had a great view down the hill and over the plain below. There was nothing spartan about the room itself or the en suite bathroom. Both were most comfortable and very clean. The sun poured down on the café where we enjoyed our breakfast under the arcades the next morning and we left with reluctance - determined to return.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Stefan wrote a review Mar 2019
Galati, Romania93 contributions1 helpful vote
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Cheap place to relax after you visit the place . I HIGHLY recommend it. The owner is very nice and kind. The prices are ok and the view is beautiful.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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HeavenCrawley wrote a review Jun 2018
Mondovi, Italy226 contributions21 helpful votes
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We stayed here for two nights to fly our hot air balloon in nearly Pollone. I wasn’t prepared for the beauty of this place...it’s a spectacular setting...or the size of the place, which is more like a small town than a santuario! Loved sitting for a coffee in one of the many cafes and drinking prosecco in the lower courtyard with the sound of the mass underway. But the highlight was undoubtedly the beautiful woodland walk through the remembrance garden garden - tumbling waterfalls, dappled light and great views! Will be going back again for sure
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Date of experience: June 2018
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