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Sacro Monte di Orta

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Address: Via Sacro Monte, 5, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0322 911960
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Tour of Lake Maggiore and Orta san Giulio from Arona
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Easy hike of a lovely mountain

We walked up Sacro Monte and down its winding paths. It was a great experience of taking unexpected turns, going down ancient steps and through old roads, until we found our way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sara F
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Kefar Adumim, Israel

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Kefar Adumim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up Sacro Monte and down its winding paths. It was a great experience of taking unexpected turns, going down ancient steps and through old roads, until we found our way to the shores of lake orta. Highly recomended.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tableaux in the chapels depicting the life of St Francis are not to be missed. Some of them are quite extraordinarily lifelike.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a collection of chapels, and a big church at the top of the hill on the peninsula of Orta San Giulio. It takes about fifteen minutes to stroll up to the hilltop, and you'll find approximately twenty two little chapels portraying the story of the life of St Francis of Assisi - you can grab a paper guide... More 

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Townsville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went up Sacro Monte (Di Fransecso) yesterday. Such a peaceful place, with a magnificent view also. The first chapel we saw, was by far the best, but it's a pleasant stroll around all the chapels.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We climbed up here from Orta more just to take a hike not really expecting to find much of an attraction. This is an area built to honor St. Francis and is composed of over 20 small churches and chapels, and hundreds of statues and paintings, all hundreds of years old. The self guided tour brought it all together.

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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful church. So interesting. Go with a guide to make the most of the art collections and the stories and legends behind them. Fantastic

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We had a fabulous guide to tell the stories of the mountain and the chapels. This was an afternoon very well spend - we loved the history and the story of St Francis.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Walking around to see all the chapels on the Sacro Monte grounds is a lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon. Remarkable sculptures are in each of the 20 separate chapels.

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1 Thank Lynn W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

One of the sacred mountain of Lombardia beautifully located at the top of the hill overlooking Orta. Art, history, religion and nature all in one. I strongly recommend a visit. Best on spring time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This is or should be added to the Wonders of the World. It is truly amazing and should be seen by everyone. Shame the older members couldn't get up there to see this. The train should be allowed to carry the older people up to the top. It's JAW-DROPPING! It make you question your beliefs.

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