Sacro Monte di Crea
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,056 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The church is dark, but very striking, with several chapels which contain the remains of frescos, and many beautiful ceilings.

This site is a bit of a misnomer since it is built on a hill rather than a mountain. It is one of the nine Sacred Mountains of northern Italy which are groups of chapels and other architectural elements erected between the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 18th century. They are dedicated to various aspects of the Catholic faith.

In 2003, UNESCO registered the "Sacred Mountains of Piedmont and Lombardy" site on the World Heritage List.

This Church is set in a wooded parkland which is a very popular place for picnics and family outings.

The church was built in the late 1580’s around an existing sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary whose creation is traditionally attributed to Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, around 350 AD. Eusebius is also said to have installed the statue of the Madonna which is still venerated in the sanctuary.

During the eighteenth century, the Sacro Monte fell into a state of neglect. Between 1796 and 1801, the incursions of the French revolutionary troops contributed to the ruin of many structures, statues, and frescoes. For some decades the Sacro Monte was abandoned, but in 1820 a community of Franciscan friars became responsible for the Sanctuary and began to restore some buildings. In 1885 a systematic restoration campaign began, supported by the bishop of Milan Nazari di Calabiana.
Written August 25, 2021
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Hyoga83
Bordeaux, France705 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Not an amazing place, but worth a stop to see the small chapels and the nature surrounding them. As a Unesco freak I had to visit this Sacro Monte but I'm not sure everyone will enjoy it, to be honest! Parking in the area is practical
Written January 6, 2021
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Jacopo979
Milan, Italy81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
Definitely stop here and have a taste of the beauty of the relaxing surrings. The sanctuary itself is really preatty and there are a couple of walks you can do around this holy mount.
Written September 29, 2016
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Petra N
42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit. Small chapels located up the hill where you’ll walk and see the chapels with art installations throughout. Overall, a nice experience with beautiful scenery
Written August 14, 2023
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Frank V
Meldert, Belgium70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Nice walk around the chapels. Great views and perfect for a picknick under the trees. Ideal combination with wine tasting at Tenuta Tenaglia just around the corner.
Written August 18, 2019
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Rik R
Hilversum, The Netherlands48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Great ristorante. Authentic Piemontese food of superb quality. Excellent vitello tonato ( no mayonaise!!), insalata russa ( no mayonaise (!) and flan di zucchine con fonduta. Great chef and kind personel which explains with pride their 'cucina della nonna' ( grandmothers kitchen). Chapeau for this restaurant.
Written August 26, 2017
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Simoneb11111
Barcelona, Spain21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
We found no problems parking, everything was explained well in both Italian & English, it was very clean & well kept, the day we were there there was a brass band playing which we really enjoyed.
Written August 23, 2016
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Annette F
Miami719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
This world heritage site is a must see in the Piedmont. The church is just breath-taking. Perhaps the most interesting is the corridor filled with ex-votos offered to the Virgin for saving members from death and illness - quite a history.

Then climb the mountain to see as many shrines as possible to the Paradise at the summit. The view is astounding, until you enter the shrine to see the assumption of Mary in life-size sculptures. No wonder it's a world heritage site.
Written July 19, 2016
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Susan D
Melbourne, Australia83 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
Set on top of a hill amongst a woodland this sanctuary was not as I expected. The church was so dark it was depressing! The room beside the church of momentoes left by people did not give the church any uplifting feeling. The chapels are lovely buildings set within the woodlands and offers a pleasant walk. As it was Autumn the colour of the trees made it lovely and it was empty of other visitors. I would imagine in summer there would be a lot of people seeking the shade. The statues in some chapels were interesting but many need restoration or light was too poor to see. Compared to other sanctuaries I have visited I did not find it an uplifting experience.
Written November 1, 2015
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Shawn D
Springfield, IL36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
We traveled to this beautiful church at the suggestion of our friends at La Quercia Rossa. The church is beautiful with many touching votive pictures in thanksgiving for blessings received.
Written August 6, 2015
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