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Statue of San Carlone

Piazzale San Carlo, Arona, Italy
+39 0322 249669
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The Sancarlone statue

The “Sancarlone” stands on the top of a hill about 310 meters above sea level, just above Arona... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Paola G
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October 2017 closed for drcorations

It is possible to park near the statue. Very nice garden and great coffee shop over the street. The... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Gan Yavne, Israel
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The “Sancarlone” stands on the top of a hill about 310 meters above sea level, just above Arona. The statue is hollow and has an internal structure of stones, bricks and iron. The exterior is finished with sheets of hammered copper. The saint’s blessing arm is...More

Thank Paola G
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

It is possible to park near the statue. Very nice garden and great coffee shop over the street. The statue is currently closed for climbing due to decorations

Thank ogeylon
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We walked from Arona which is about 1.8km, so easily doable although wear good walking shoes as the trail in some places is rough and a little steep. We decided to go to the top. You take a spiral stair case up to a platform,...More

Thank Samiseal
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Great to see some the culture in this area. Impressive statue with breathtaking views from up top. Little bit of a climb up some awkward ladders so probably not the best for the older and really young generations. Not very spacious at the top so...More

Thank Ashley F
Reviewed 18 September 2017

An icon you can climb into and up to the top. You can take a walk up there or even take the tourist train in summer or warmer months. The church is a must, it has his story inside.

Thank M C
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The statue of San Carlo is the second biggest bronze statue in the world (after Statue of Liberty in NY). The statue is placed on a hill few km outside the centre of the town and frim which the view of Lake Maggiore is amazing....More

Thank paolovbossi
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The UK health and safety culture would never allow this... we climbed up the ladder to the very top and looked out through the eyes of the saint. the statue is beautiful but the experience is unique. The climb up the ladder is safe but...More

Thank HomerTheFat
Reviewed 16 July 2017

largest bronze sculpture we have ever seen of a local hero Stairs inside to climb for superb views adds to your visiting experience

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Another one of those attractions you may miss out on (if you can miss a giant statue) unless you know its there. Once you know where it is you will be amazed how conspicuous it is. Amazing construction and a fantastic view if you are...More

Thank GaryHadleigh
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The statue is situated on a hill a couple of km outside the main town of Arona, there's plenty of parking (50c per hour which should be sufficient for your visit), tourist tat stalls at entrance and bar/cafe opposite overlooking the lake. A joint gardens/statue...More

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