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“must visit”

Sacro Monte di Orta
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

very quiet hill top treasure in beautiful shady park. Lake views, free parking, free entrance. We were here in May and there was no one else

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Loved peeking into the numerous chapels. The statues within are always surprising but looking shockingly good for being 400 years old and the frescoes are lovely. I enjoyed it very much.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is an excellent 'off the beaten track' place to visit for a few hours in the afternoon or morning.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Twenty chapels filled with life size figures telling the story of St. Francis dominate a mountain with beautiful sightings of Lake Orta. This is easily worth a couple of hours in any visit to the area.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Climb the hill from Orta, and you will find yourself amidst a scattering of 23 (if I remember correctly) chapels bursting with hundreds of exceptionally well preserved frescoes, mainly detailing various tales from the life of St. Francis. At the northern end is a Franciscan monastery, which we did not visit, although we did enjoy the majestic view it commands of San Giulio Island over the lake.

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