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Sacro Monte di Orta

Via Sacro Monte 5, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 911960
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Tour of Lake Maggiore and Orta san Giulio from Arona
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Via Sacro Monte 5, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 911960
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I found this place very interesting, if you are religious is the right place to come to pray. The little chapels are really beautiful full of art sculptures and paintings. At the end you just can rest with a beautiful view of St Giulio island,...More

1  Thank Ljubica B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Long drive up the hill, but worth every yard. Great cafe close by. Easy parking, and the church itself is a masterpiece.

Thank consultantphil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sacro Monte was well worth the visit. A fairly steep climb but well worth the view and to see all of the chapels dating back to as early as the 5th and 6th century but more recently the 15th and 16th century.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The Sacro Monte is in a park overlooking the lake and isola San Giulio. There are several chapels, some of which were in a poor state. The stroll in the park was very pleasant. A good place for a picnic in the shade. There is...More

1  Thank Gustave_1958
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A beautiful and historic place, if you like architecture, history and art... Sacro Minte is a must go!

1  Thank rafa3442016
Reviewed 15 December 2016

After over passing Villa Crespi, you will turn left, up a hill and come across first a free public parking area for your car. There is also a paid and free parking before the hill (which you may also use to walk into the centre...More

1  Thank Margaret V
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Having walked uphill through cobbled streets for 20 minutes you arrive to the Sacro Monte of Saint Francis of Assisi. This reserve is truly amazing, having over 20 chapels depicting the life of Saint Francis. It's manicured gardens in autumn colours can be seen as...More

1  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Short walk from the city of San Giulio uphill and you will find yourself in a complete different world. If you go in the morning, you might be the only visitor. Around 20 oratory's and a church are spread out in a nature reserve, most...More

1  Thank rajang
Reviewed 27 September 2016

A tour guide recommended the walk up to Sacro Monte di Orta. The site is reached up a steep cobblestone walkway past the Parrish Church. The top is a series of chapels with statues describing the life of St Francis and the founding of the...More

3  Thank DrJHBickel
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Sits on a hill above town. There is parking if you have a car or there is a path to walk from town if you like. There are 20 well preserved chapels that tell the story of St. Francis of Assisi. The life sized statues...More

2  Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
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Carolyn H
Are there any overnight or longer accommodations on the island?
26 February 2015|
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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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Patrizia C
sapete per caso se i cani possono entrare?
15 April 2016|
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Response from ENRICO B | Reviewed this property |
Nel parco sicuramente sì, altrove non saprei...
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