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Sacro Monte

Beautiful views of the lake and as you stroll through the park you will discover the very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carolynd0880
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Worth The Walk Up!

No matter where you start from, it's a long walk up the hill to this site. You can drive part way... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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All reviews st francis of assisi sacro monte sacred mountain well worth the effort nice walk steep climb his life picnic area sacred site well worth a visit quiet place small churches terra cotta figures cobbled road correct order great view of the lake lakeside path
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views of the lake and as you stroll through the park you will discover the very interesting and quirky chapels.

Thank Carolynd0880
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No matter where you start from, it's a long walk up the hill to this site. You can drive part way up what I recall is the western side on a road just past the tourist information booth. Once up, the churches are beautiful and...More

Thank SabreSailor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sacred place dedicated to St Francis. It is so enjoyable & calming just to wonder from one chapel to another. There are 21 unique chapels on this site, among the gravel walkways & nature. Great views are an added bonus. Enjoyed & would return if...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good walk from Orta San Giulio. I really like the fact that old buildings are left open to the elements. Good views of the lake. Everything about Orta is good.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

We started our walk from the main square and headed north past the Hotel San Rocca and then followed the lakeside path clockwise around the peninsula as far as we could go. The track then cut inland and up to the main tourist office on...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

If you are at Lake Orta this walk is well worth while. The views are beautiful over the lake, and the various tableaux give insight into the thought processes of the clergy over the centuries.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

There were over 21 chapels, all different. The most impressive was the one with life-sized sculptures. It takes at least 2 hours on the mount to look at all the frescos, sculptures, chapels and views. Well worth a visit!

Thank 934sunitat
Reviewed 13 September 2018

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

Thank sketchit16
Reviewed 9 September 2018

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

Thank Josephine E
Reviewed 1 September 2018

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

Thank Giles D
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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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