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Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso

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The Madona's church over Locarno

This Abbey and its setting is a feast for the eyes and the soul, too. The beauty of the well... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Province of Pordenone, Italy
A place to visit if you are in Ascona

An historical lovely place of meditation and pilgrimage for centuries located near to Locarno... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

This Abbey and its setting is a feast for the eyes and the soul, too. The beauty of the well preserved frescoes and sculptured bible scenes in it are only rivaled by the glorious panorama of the city on the lake beneath, nestled on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

An historical lovely place of meditation and pilgrimage for centuries located near to Locarno - Ascona. Once you are there the view you have is amazing you can go with all the family it's a beautiful church.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

We went to this great place, with following result and feedback for you as TripAdvisor fan. Entrance = 4 Museum quality = 5 Location & Atmosphere = 5+ Cleanliness = 4 Wait times = 5 Things to see = 5 View = 5+++ Overall experience,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

The church itself is beautiful and its precincts contain unusual life-sized representations of the Last Supper. It is worth climbing further up the hill to see views from the Orselina area. The descent to Locarno can be made by way of fourteen Stations of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The basilica Madonna del Sasso is located on a rock atop of Locarno, the place where a friar experienced a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1480. A chapel was built at that place soon after, and the beautiful church developed around it during the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

The way of the cross up to Madonna del Sasso is steep but rewarded by the view of a church and abbey of great value

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Super quick trip you can make when you are in Locarno. Just take the funiculare all the way up. You'll right away see where the church is. I recommend taking a coffe at the restaurant that oversees the church and then you can walk down...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

This Church is simply beautiful, both inside and out! First of all, its location with sweeping views over Lake Maggiore makes it simply exceptional. When you step inside, you really feel like you are stepping back in time. The paintings on the ceilings are beautiful....More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Catherine M
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Certainly interesting church to visit, if you are in the surroundings. Lovely location and nice to access with cablecar. But building itself, less spectacular than I had expected.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

This is the beautiful church where my grandmother did a pilgrimage when she was a young woman. The church is beautiful in a beautiful setting. There are alot of steps so if you have a physical handicap, might be difficult for you.

Date of experience: July 2017
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