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Sacro Monte di Orta

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Address: Via Sacro Monte 5, 28016 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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Very easy to reach by car. Once above you will have a very large view of the entire lake including the small Island in the middle

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very easy to reach by car. Once above you will have a very large view of the entire lake including the small Island in the middle

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our destination was the little village of Orta San Giulio, at the foothill of Sacro Monte. It happened that you cannot enter with the car in Orta San Giulio and there are parking lots all around. One of these lots is on the top of the Sacro Monte (and you can park for free for 2 hours, while the other... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the time to research the history of this spectacular place. We took a guide with us that was a historian of the area. The history and importance of this special place is incredible. Visit the church, the cemetery and the 21 sacramental buildings. Worth the time to walk up the hill. The views from here of lake Orta are... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sacro Monte chapels that are all over the hill above the lake Orta are extremely impressive structures devoted to the life of St. Francis. Beautiful frescoes (basically under open sky) give the travelers unforgettable impression and spiritual inspiration. Wonderful place to visit and to spend 2-3 hours moving from one chapel to another.

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing tribute to Saint Francis of Assisi, a truly must see, worth the small climb up the hill. Visit all the old from 15th century wooden sculptures and temples with tributes denoting his life stages from birth to death and canonisation. The views here of the Lake Orta are amazing too!

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Kefar Adumim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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 July 12, 2016

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 July 6, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 June 22, 2016

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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