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Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese

Viale del Santuario, 21100 Varese, Italy
+39 0332 180 5268
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The Sacro Monte of Varese Unesco, is far few kilometers from the city. It consists of the Holy Road and the Sanctuary. The Holy Road with its 14 chapels, rise the mountain up to the little village of Santa Maria del Monte and it ends with the Sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin. The rise is 2 kilometers along on a pebbly path, and every chapel represents one of the Mystery of Jesus’s life. You can find at the mountaintop the Sanctuary, the Cloister of Monache Romite Ambrosiane, The Museo Baroffio e del Santuario, the Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi, the permanent natity scene, and different restaurants, bar, pizzeria, hotels and b&b. Don't miss the Emporio, a Multifunctional shop where visitors can find touristic informations.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Viale del Santuario, 21100 Varese, Italy
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+39 0332 180 5268
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

It's probably the most beautiful place one could visit when in Varese. You can either walk up to the sanctuary or drive up and park your car there, depending on how lazy you are feeling. At the moment, parking near the sanctuary is free during...More

1  Thank Chiora11
infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2017

Thanks for your great and complete review! come back to visit us

Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Nice walk (up and down) when weather is sunny. May be slippy when raining. No bar/restaurant until the top of the hill. Nice chapels

Thank Christophe C
infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We just chose this place enroute to the south of Italy, not knowing the religious significance. We were glad because the place was very interesting and the views stunning. There is walking around to do and the pathways are cobbled. There were more than normal...More

Thank Ketayun I
infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Thanks for your great review! Come back to visit us

Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Perfect for an off season visit. Not too hot to climb all stairs and not too packed with tourists. Beautiful houses and small alleys combined with the views makes it well worth a visit. We came by car which was not a problem in off...More

Thank Malin L
infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2017

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful place, with atmosphere a stunning view over the lakes, hills and Varese' villas and gardens. Definitely a place to visit. All the area worth an holiday.

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2017

Thanks for your great review! Come back to visit us!

Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

When being in the area of Varese the sacre monte is a must. Walking up the mountain passing the beautiful chapels is well worth experience. Not to challenging walk. At the top you will find restaurants to enjoy a nice lunch before taking the cable...More

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infosacromontevarese, staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2017

Thanks for your great review! Come back to visit us!

Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

To kill sometime and to fight jet-lag while I arrived to Varese for business mid afternoon, I drove up in the late evening. It was dark being Nov. The place was close and considering the cold night, I was literally the only one around the...More

1  Thank elyuso
infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2016

Thanks for your great review! We are glad you had enjoy our beautiful Sacro Monte and had a special feeling with this enchanted place!

Reviewed November 20, 2016

We visited on a stunningly clear November day, when there were few visitors but spectacular views across the Lombardy plain and towards the Alps. A not-too-strenuous climb, with interesting little chapels along the way where you can read about the life-size sculptures of biblical scenes...More

Thank Jennifer_UK
infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2016

Thanks for your great review! Come back to visit us!!!

Reviewed November 6, 2016

Perfect for an outdoor visit at any time of the year. No entrance fee. Easy to get there as you can drive to the top and park there or walk the 2km historic paved walkway up (recommended). There is also a free lift from the...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Thanks for your great review! We are glad you had enjoy our Sacro Monte and we can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I can highly recommend a visit to the UNESCO world heritage site of the Sanctuary of the Sacro Monte of Varese. We took a walking tour which we were told would include traversing large cobblestone paths up steep gradients, so only the fittest of our...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2016

Thanks for your great review! We are glad you had enjoy our beautiful Sacro Monte and we hope to see you soon!

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Elxenia
July 2, 2017|
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Response from infosacromontevarese | Property representative |
Good morning, we are the cooperative who manage this page. You can park easily near the first chapel on monday. White free park are along the street just before to arrive at Piazzale Montanari. Then you can reach by walk... More
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vicolivia
May 14, 2016|
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Good morning, we are the cooperative who manage this page. You can park your car at PIAZZALE FRATELLI KENNEDY (the parking cost 3€ all day). There you can find the bus stop for the line C. The ride is every 30 min on sunday... More
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AntBa7
April 28, 2016|
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Good morning, we are cooperative who manage the page of attraction. From the city of Varese is easy to reach by bus the Sacro Monte. You can take the line c not too far from the two train station. On the weekend you can take... More
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