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Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese

Viale del Santuario, 21100, Varese, Italy
+39 0332 180 5268
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sacro monte” (35 reviews)
“santa maria” (10 reviews)
“walk up” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Viale del Santuario, 21100, Varese, Italy
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+39 0332 180 5268
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"sacro monte"
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"santa maria"
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"walk up"
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"sacred mountain"
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"spectacular views"
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"worth the effort"
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"up hill"
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"beautiful place"
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"c bus"
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"holy place"
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"nice walk"
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"funicular railway"
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"restaurants and bars"
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"unesco site"
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"small town"
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"virgin mary"
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"hilltop village"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across Sacro Monte by accident and decided to visit, interesting history and well preserved buildings dating back to the 12th century.

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infosacromontevarese, staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beatiful place to visit. Al the way to the top and it will bring you a stuning view and some great restaurants to enjoy your food!

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well - box ticked for this UN Heritage. I was disappointed with limited and not satisfying information, weird signage and an overall unmaintained impression. Beautiful yet overwhelming artwork in the church and an overall very nice setup. Driving up is convenient but if you have...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The is a challenging walk and there are 14 stations of the cross that you can visit. they have a lighted display on to be able to see the sculptures. We were there on an off day so there were not a lot of other...More

2  Thank Barry C
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The place allows you to spend a pleasant day walking through the chapels of the sacred mountain and enjoying the nature that surrounds the landscape, silence and tranquility allow you to be carried away by thoughts and to meditate in peace. The church of the...More

1  Thank Gioprax
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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We were here on a weekday with fewer people and easy parking. Very nice to walk around and enjoy the views. If you want, there are restaurants where you can a enjoy a leisurely lunch.

1  Thank yhahn
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infosacromontevarese, staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

It's simply wonderful. If you ár ein the region its absolutely recommended to visit this beauty. Just to wander around.

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

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Wow gorgeous day for a spring walk with fantastic views. After walking I stooped for a nice lunch looking over the area. Views area fantastic. Pretty preserved park up above Varese, Como and 7 lakes. Take a walk around buses are a good way to...More

Thank Andy L
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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

The Sacred Mountain of Varese with its "Via del Rosario", the Rosary Path, laid out in the 17th century, ranks high among the post-medieval Sacred Mountains and is the most emblemic and symbolic monument for the Rosary's. After walking your way upwards, through the 14...More

2  Thank Gabriela M
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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Although we visited mid week (so no funicular) it was a very relaxed, beautiful sunny walk to the top passed all the chapels and up the village. We were staying at the Grand Palace Hotel and took the short bus journey to Velate to begin...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

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blath
5 January 2018|
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Response from BinPerp | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest moving around. Lago Maggiore is within a reasonable distance, Lake Como about 1-1/2 hrs away, and there are a number of Sacro Monte sites in the region as well.
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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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Response from infosacromontevarese | Property representative |
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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