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Interesting church, beautiful views

The effort to climb the steps up to the Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso is well rewarded. It is an... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Herzliya, Israel
Many steps to the top!

Be prepared to climb many flights of steps to get to the top of where the church is perched on the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Hampton, United Kingdom
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Situated on top of the hill, Morcote, Switzerland
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Reviewed 22 September 2014

Morcote is a lovely little village at the end of Lake Lugano. 20 minutes drive from Lugano or by boat. Sunday morning has visitors in an array of supercars out for a drive and maybe stopping for a coffee or lunch by the lake. The...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

The effort to climb the steps up to the Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso is well rewarded. It is an impressive building combining Romanesque, Baroque and stone fortresses building styles with interior frescoes from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The views to the...More

Thank dromasca
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Be prepared to climb many flights of steps to get to the top of where the church is perched on the top of the hill! Sensible shoes a must as there are also cobbled paths. Once you’ve got over the hike you can really appreciate...More

Thank Shung1809
Reviewed 24 September 2017

After our visit to Parco Scherrer, we walked on the main road to find the stairs going up to the chapel. The weather condition at that time was warm and sunny. It was a challenge to climb for this church visit. You will find a...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The beautifully little Church is located right at the top of Morcote. You can either drive up (and miss the breathtaking views!) or brave it up and walk the 360 odd steps up and enjoy the magnificent panorama this place has to offer! Well worth...More

Thank Zaira G
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Some 400 steps above the charming village of Morcote with its small alleys,ancient houses and waterfront quays stands this beautiful church dating back to the 13th century, rebuilt in 1462 in the Renaissance style and subsequently renovated with baroque style. Both the church and the...More

Thank weberwest
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The church sits beautifully on the hill overlooking the lake and Locarno, and provides a great vantage point, as well as a really peaceful piazza and spaces to meditate and reflect. The church interior is a beautiful renaissance example as well, and the walk downhill...More

Thank Yas961
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We were visiting Morcote by boat from Lugano. We asked how to get to this church, because we could see it high upon the hill. A lady working in a restaurant told us it was up 400 stairs in the direction she indicated. We thought...More

Thank 164janh
Reviewed 6 August 2016

There are a couple of smaller chapels on the way up the hill to the main church and baptistry with nice frescoes. Walking up the hill behind the church, there are great views looking down on the church and the lake.

Thank NWtraveler969
Reviewed 27 June 2016

It is a nice small charge situated on top of the hill, but I am not sure that it is worthy to go to the top, especially in a rainy day...

Thank Haim V
Reviewed 22 October 2015

If you are in Morcote, visit this beautiful church, sit down, close your eyes, relax and feel the peace surrounding you!

Thank AlfredoHonegger
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