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Address: Piazza Carlo Emanuele I 1, 12080 Vicoforte, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0174 565555
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Wonderful site to vist, beautiful fresco's.

Nicely restored site, the visit to the top of the dome is well worth it. This is a place which transpires peace and calm

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jean-Marc E
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nicely restored site, the visit to the top of the dome is well worth it. This is a place which transpires peace and calm

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

An extraordinary elliptical cupola (I recommend the climb to the top for the vigorous). From the outside, the architecture is a mish-mash of 3 different styles, but the inside is glorious). Access and parking are very easy and there are good gelato and pastry shops just across the street.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The largest elliptical dome in the world in this small little town in the province of Cuneo. We were told 6,000 meters of paintings in the church. Excellent statues around the altar. Worth seeing.

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York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

What a strange and magnificent building to find in a small village, in the middle of nowhere. The inside is truly beautiful and very serene, the outside has picnic tables and a large expanse of greenery, which places the building in a little oasis (indeed, a sanctuary). Very unusual and an impressive find.

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Oss, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went on the short (45 min) tour because we have a little girl. Otherwise, we would have taken the long tour and visit the top of the dome. We called in advance, and the ticket office was incredibly helpful to organize an English-speaking guide just for us! Elisa, our guide, took us on a private tour for no extra... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Lovely place! One cannot imagine such a beautiful place in the middle of small villages! The interior of the sanctuary beautifully kept! With guides pretty well informed!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Make sure to pre-book the climb to the top of the dome. Costs 15 EUR per person and runs until end of October. Looks more scary than it is. A two hour visit with great guides and lots of information. You can do a pure English tour but they also make a great effort to explain parts in English if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Had a great experience on the visit to see the sanctuary dome. Our guide, Erica, explained the whole history of the sanctuary in an interesting and informative way, in English. We only did the short trip to the first level. We plan to return to do the trip up to the lantern at the top of the cupola. Trips take... More 

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Mellieha, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! This baroque cathedral is very impressive & has a long history behind it! The small town is also great for a short visit & an ice cream from the bar in front of the cathedral!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

The Santuario is an amazing building. We went to see if we could get married in the area and we fell in love with the stunning architecture. If you're anywhere nearby this is a must see - and you can stop across the road for a lovely coffee and ice cream.

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