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Lovely views and pleasant walk

It makes a very pleasant walk, somewhat strenuous in parts to walk up the hill and look at all the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Josephine E
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Fantastic views, a great walk from the town

This is a great way to walk through the woods above Orta and take in the views. There's a set of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Giles D
London, United Kingdom
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Via Sacro Monte 5, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 911960
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All reviewsst francis of assisisacro montesacred mountainwell worth the effortnice walksteep climbhis lifepicnic areasacred sitequiet placewell worth a visitsmall churchesterra cotta figurescobbled roadcorrect orderdrinks and snacksstatues depicting
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Without a guide, you will not get the idea of this site. Just to go up on your own, you don’t get a clear picture of it. If you have an interest in this type of venue, it is very good. We had an interest,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It makes a very pleasant walk, somewhat strenuous in parts to walk up the hill and look at all the different chapels.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to walk through the woods above Orta and take in the views. There's a set of chapels to tour around, which have good detail and are easily signposted. Definitely something to do if visiting the area

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

You can easily find this gem on the edge of the lovely little lakeside town of Orta. There is carparking aplenty but the best option would be to head past the main entrance towards Orta itself and the island of San Giulio. If you then...More

1  Thank GARY L
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We walked up here on a Saturday evening and it was well worth the effort. It was very calm and peaceful and, although the chapels were closed, we enjoyed looking through the small openings on the doors to see the ancient statues portraying the life...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

It is a nice walk up from Piazza Motta to Sacro Monte, but the way is steep so remember to take some water with you on a hot day. The effort is really worth it to wander through the greenery to see the various chapels...More

1  Thank lakegirl48
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Steep climb up the hill but a change from the usual ancient churches. 21 small chapels built in parkland between the 15th and 18th centuries with 900 frescoes and 360 statues. A UNESCO site. Free entry

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Very unique. Seems to be a main chapel surrounded by a dozen little individual chapels and each has murals and sculpture. Breathtaking view across the lake is the bonus.

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Park your car in the covered car park in the village of Orta and walk (20') up to this small hill, were you find 20 chapels about the life of St Francis of Assissi. On the way up, stop to visit the church. At the...More

1  Thank Jmacq92
Reviewed 4 January 2018

It is so beautiful and peaceful on this sacred mountain, a unique experience. Beautiful ancient small churches and chapels which depict the life of St Francis of Assisi. They are reachable by footpaths. Parking available but there is also accessible by a footpath up the...More

2  Thank MaltaGalea
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Carolyn H
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Response from 906francesco1954 | Reviewed this property |
Sull'Isola difficilmente si trovano soluzioni per pernottare. Al contrario tutte le localita' che costeggiano il lago hanno ampie possibilita' di pernottamento. I luoghi piu' vicini all'Isola sono Orta San Giulio e Pella... More
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