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Perfect for a nice stroll and also good views of the city

Only about 10-20 minutes away by foot from the train station (which is a stop on many high speed... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Matthias W
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Geneva, Switzerland
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This is certainly worth the effort to get here and it is an effort. There were times I thought I... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2017
JCW703
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Only about 10-20 minutes away by foot from the train station (which is a stop on many high speed lines from Switzerland to Milan and vice versa). Little chapels guide you along your way up on cobble stone depicting scenes of the stations of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

This is certainly worth the effort to get here and it is an effort. There were times I thought I was turning into someones driveway and trusted google maps to help me find my way. The grounds were extremely peaceful and it was a meditative...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

We came on the train for the day from Thun as I'd read about the beautiful murals and statues and knew that it was of great religious significance. We are not Catholic but my husband and I were really moved, it's so peaceful and I...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

I'm not catholic but I heard about these stations. Usual way in the church is just to walk along the paintings. This is a magical way to read about the passion, ending with the resurrection. I would recommend this as a way to endorse your...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

This is a must see destination. A real special religious attraction hidden away in this small town. Truly amazing.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

The main attraction in Domodossola besides the old town around the Piazza del Mercato is the 'Sacro Monte di Domodossola', an easy 30min walk with an ascent of about 140m, all on a cobbled path. There are several chapels along this 'Way of Sorrows', a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

We took a taxi up since we had somebody elderly in our party who would not be able to do the steep walk. We asked the taxi driver to come back in 90 minutes and to our surprise he actually did. It is interesting to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

If you choose to drive up, beware the very narrow road (one lane only). There is public parking at the foot of the summit but there is also space for a few cars at the top if you come here off-season. The main Church is...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed July 17, 2016

We caught the train to Domodossola from Stresa and found it to be a charming town. The visit to the Sacro Monte was well worth the effort of the climb up the hill - really impressive work with excellent views.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

If you're in Domodossola this visit is mandatory! It's really a impressive work!The Sacro Monte Calvario is made of 15 different stages most of them in a different Chappell all of them with wood sculptures and a representation of the Via Sacra. It's all walking...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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