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Sacro Monte di Orta

Via Sacro Monte 5, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 911960
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Very recommended

Up the hill you will find a wonderful site seeing and relaxing spiritual garden. Has a picnic area... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
ogeylon
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Gan Yavne, Israel
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Tranquility and panoramic ciews

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

Reviewed 9 October 2017
gillianb853
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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Via Sacro Monte 5, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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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.

1  Thank ogeylon
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
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
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

1  Thank Steve S
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
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

1  Thank wrak
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
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
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Lovely walk visiting over 20 chapels and hundreds of beautiful frescoes. The views are simply stunning and it's peaceful and not overcrowded.

1  Thank Zoe595
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We spent an hour or so here wondering around the chapels under the shady trees. Inside each building there are statues depicting sences from the Bible. The kids loved these. Easy to push a buggy around and there is a lovely shady picnic spot.

1  Thank Francesca C
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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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