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Santuario di Oropa

Via Santuario D'Oropa 480, 13900 Oropa, Italy
+39 015 2555 1200
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Very nuce

It's really a beautiful place. As you walk up the mountain the buildings are set on different... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
philip c
New York City, New York
via mobile
Great Santuario and wonderfull landscape

Going to Oropa is always a pleasure, for the relax and the landscapes. You can visit the church... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Alberto L
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Via Santuario D'Oropa 480, 13900 Oropa, Italy
+39 015 2555 1200
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It's really a beautiful place. As you walk up the mountain the buildings are set on different levels. Each level has done thing wonderful to see. It gets very cold due to the altitude so bring a jacket with you at any time of the...More

2  Thank philip c
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Going to Oropa is always a pleasure, for the relax and the landscapes. You can visit the church and the chapel, the library and the long aisles with all the "ex voto" representing a piece of history of the lands and the traditions of the...More

1  Thank Alberto L
Reviewed 9 May 2016

One of the most spectacular Sanctuaries in Italy. Surrounded by the mountains is a must see if traveling in Piedmont! A trekking in the wood to reach the place from Biella is highly recommended. And for those who will make it, a tasty polenta will...More

Thank Mattia V
Reviewed 20 April 2016

An amazing location and impressive sanctuary. Although during our visit the weather changed rapidly and started raining heavily and fog was obstructing the view, it is an inspiring setting. We were very fortunate to attend a mass service in the Ancient Basilica which was very...More

Thank SophiaK
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Well worth visiting to see the ancient chapel and the Black Madonna. We walked there from Biella but there was plenty of car spaces available. The accommodation was clean and basic but understand there are more upmarket suites

Thank peterh025
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I have been here several times over the years and the view is always charming. The sanctuary is set against a backdrop of majestic alps, and the church itself is beautiful with it's mysterious looking black Madonna and baby Jesus. We arrived while a mass...More

Thank Noor_Andy
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Santuario di Oropa is a sanctuary built on the foothills of the alps with an ancient basilica and the restored grounds of a former monastery. It is a beautiful property--magnificent architecture, with breathtaking views of the mountains in the background and Italian villages in the...More

Thank traveljon96
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Interesting stay - very busy in August which is to be expected. When the coaches leave it's magical and quiet. Breathtaking surroundings and for those faithful worshippers a wonderful retreat.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 7 August 2015

This is a former monastery. The rooms were the cells the religious stayed in so they are not large. We had 2 twin beds, hard, thin mattresses with rough sheets. After a long day of touring and lots of walking we didn't really care and...More

Thank mrsmcgoo96
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Spent 4 days there. Reservation made via their web site. Staff are multi-lingual. Rooms were very comfortable with antique style furniture with a wonderful crucifix and portrait of Our Lady on the wall. Many choices of restaurants to eat. Remember to try the polenta concia;...More

Thank terryluis
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11 June 2016|
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Response from Mattia V | Reviewed this property |
The best way is of course by car, but there might be a shuttle from biella. You should look for line 360 from the train station. There you'll find the ticket office. For further info you can check the public transport... More