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A Huge Statue Worth a few hours to visit

The Statue was the biggest in the world for a long time, it was the basis for the Statue of Liberty... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Geoffreysm1th
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Sandiacre, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

It’s worth stopping here just for the views of Arona and The Lago. It’s not expensive and if you... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
LandBW7568
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sunny October day. Walked up very pleasant. Enjoyed learning more about San Carlo. Closes between 1:00 and 2:00.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

The Statue was the biggest in the world for a long time, it was the basis for the Statue of Liberty when the French were designing it. Hollow inside you can climb up a ladder if your daring and have ropes attached and look out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Geoffreysm1th
Reviewed October 2, 2018

one of the many attractions in and around this fantastic town, but there is only one statue - that i know of - like this. there is 1 entry fee for the park and to the platform - at the feet - buy this if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tankengine12
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We walked up to the stature site from Arona. We actually started out the day in Dormelletto further along the lake and walked in total perhaps 1 and a half hours. I think maybe 40 mins from centre of Arona. Fairly steep in places but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary M
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

It’s worth stopping here just for the views of Arona and The Lago. It’s not expensive and if you can manage the spiral stairs it’s worth it, we opted not to do the internal ladder up to the view out of the eye as it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LandBW7568
Reviewed September 22, 2018

There are two price tickets available; one to take steps up to the base of the statue, and one to go inside the statue itself. The steps inside the statue are steep and tight, so not good for everyone. The views overlooking the lake are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GilesD214
Reviewed September 22, 2018

I visited the statue because I saw you could see it from inside and it sounded mildly interesting. After visiting the statue, I would classify it as one of the highlights of my trip, a genuinely unique experience that was simply wonderful. Note the climbing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank eee135
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We had a hair raising trip up a winding road to the statue. When we arrived we were amazed at the size of the statue. Our guide told us it was the largest bronze statue in Europe. It certainly was amazing and you could appreciate...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol H
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Worth the visit. we travelled up on the little tourist train from the waterfront as it is to dangerous to walk up the road. we then climbed up the plinth but left the further climb to the more agile.The view is still worth the effort.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

I visited the statue about 55 years ago and I remembered it as being enormous. This time it wasn’t as large as I remembered but very nice all the same

Date of experience: July 2018
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