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Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese

Viale del Santuario, 21100, Varese, Italy
+39 0332 180 5268
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Sacro Monte of Varese Unesco World Heritage Site Walking Tour
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The Sacro Monte of Varese Unesco, is far few kilometers from the city. It consists of the Holy Road and the Sanctuary. The Holy Road with its 14 chapels, rise the mountain up to the little village of Santa Maria del Monte and it ends with the Sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin. The rise is 2 kilometers along on a pebbly path, and every chapel represents one of the Mystery of Jesus’s life. You can find at the mountaintop the Sanctuary, the Cloister of Monache Romite Ambrosiane, The Museo Baroffio e del Santuario, the Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi, the permanent natity scene, and different restaurants, bar, pizzeria, hotels and b&b. Don't miss the Emporio, a Multifunctional shop where visitors can find touristic informations.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Viale del Santuario, 21100, Varese, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s so hard to explain this religious, yet artistic and cultural site. A must go. It’s all up hill for the active or you can drive up and just visit the small town above on the hill top with an amazing view of the varese...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You will pass 14 small chapels, each containing a scene from Christ's life, as you ascend this somewhat challenging (for me!) hill up to the small village on top. Parking was a challenge, as was the slope of the pathway in some places, but along...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Recommended by an Italian friend and well worth a visit. Being a small family party ranging in age from 6 to 65 we decided to drive to the hilltop village top rather than walk. The route took us up a narrow, winding road which eventually,...More

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infosacromontevarese, Stafff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thanks for your great review! We are glad you had enjoy our beautiful Sacro Monte and we hope to see you again

Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is one of my favourite walks. I arrive by car at the feet of the path and climb up along the stoney path stopping only to visit the chapels at is side to admire the ancient frescos and simple but elegant architecture. Arriving at...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

When visiting Sacro Monte di Varese, it isn't hard to see why this little village on the mountain is UNESCO world heritage. The village has a real authentic feel to it. The chapels on the holy road are beautiful, the interior of the Sanctuary on...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thanks for your great review, come back to visit us!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We stayed in a hotel in this hill top village and loved walking (climbing) up to see the sights. The churches and cobbled streets are charming. You get a real feel of peace here with just the bells to break the silence. I do walk...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Sacro Monte is an incredible place and really feels like a step back in time. The view from the top is breathtaking and the atmosphere is happy and relaxed. I've been a few times now and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. Today we arrived via...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely and peaceful setting with just the ringing of bells now and again. The views are amazing. It's quite a climb and although wheelchairs can get to the top by lift, the paths are mainly cobbled so only really suitable for walkers.

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you are doing it from the bottom to the top, it's only 2 km more or less but it's quite a steep climb, so be prepared with sport shoes and plenty of water. It's doable in half a day but you can have lunch...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you travel to Varese,this is a "must" to visit. Not only you will have beautiful views on the lake, but also a great atmosphere.

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

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Pepprina2014
21 August 2017|
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Response from infosacromontevarese | Property representative |
Good morning, we are the cooperative who manage this page. If you want you can reach by car Piazzale Pogliaghi, at the top of the mountain of Sacro Monte, and then walk down hill along the Road of the Chapels and then take... More
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Elxenia
2 July 2017|
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Good morning, we are the cooperative who manage this page. You can park easily near the first chapel on monday. White free park are along the street just before to arrive at Piazzale Montanari. Then you can reach by walk... More
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Good morning, we are the cooperative who manage this page. You can park your car at PIAZZALE FRATELLI KENNEDY (the parking cost 3€ all day). There you can find the bus stop for the line C. The ride is every 30 min on sunday... More
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