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Sacro Monte di Orta

Via Sacro Monte 5, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 911960
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Peaceful walk, with panoramic views of Orta Lake

Park your car in the covered car park in the village of Orta and walk (20') up to this small hill... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jmacq92
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Georgia, USA
Well worth a visit as it is a unique place

It is so beautiful and peaceful on this sacred mountain, a unique experience. Beautiful ancient... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
MaltaGalea
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Malta
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"sacred mountain"
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"his life"
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"nice walk"
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"picnic area"
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"sacred site"
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"quiet place"
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"well worth a visit"
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"small churches"
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"wander around"
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"terra cotta figures"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Up the hill you will find a wonderful site seeing and relaxing spiritual garden. Has a picnic area above although some of the buildings are under construction.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Well worth locating the walk to Sacro Monte and picking up the free leaflets to explore all the chapels.

1  Thank gillianb853
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

A hidden gem in a pretty little town. Definitly worth a hike and explore the history and story of a saint. Make sure to start in rigth order to get the contiunity. Enjoy the passion of the storyteller and builders.

1  Thank WiFr
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Climb up from Orta San Giulio to the top of the hill. There are 20 chapels scattered among the woods and they represent stages in the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. Each one is a different size and shape. Some have frescoes and others...More

2  Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Murals and 'models' depict the story of St Francis of Assisi - very well done. Make sure you start at the right place; we didn't realise the buildings were numbered so that you see the story in its correct order!

1  Thank Val_G_England_1961
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We walked up the steep way. We visited all 20 "chapels". It is a good idea to pick up a guide leaflet from the "Restaurant" area or your lodgings and follow the "Devotional Route" Each chapel contains a tableau of a scene in the life...More

2  Thank wrak
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Quite a tiring walk up a largely cobbled hill, But definitely worth the Effort when you get there! Lots of historic mini cathedrals at the top and breathtaking views to boot! Recommend

2  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This is a sacred 16th century site and also presents a great view of Lake Orta. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and the buildings and artwork are preserved quite well. We took the 'choo choo' train up the hill and chose to walk...More

1  Thank Terry S
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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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