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Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese

Viale del Santuario, 21100, Varese, Italy
+39 0332 180 5268
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3-Hour Sacro Monte of Varese Small-Group 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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“sacro monte” (34 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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"spectacular views"
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"beautiful place"
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"worth the effort"
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"up hill"
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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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"sacred mountain"
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"unesco site"
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"small town"
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"virgin mary"
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed March 8, 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 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

What is really interesting here is the Museo Pogliaghi. The guy put up an incredible collection of classical and oriental art, small objects, devices. Highly recommended.

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

This is a lovely and short walk! History dripping out of each corner you will discover. An afternoon is more than fine and I suggest you visit in the summertime as all restaurants are closed in the winter.

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infosacromontevarese, other at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful view at the top You can see to Milan During the trip up you can think and reflect about your life and world beauty

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

What a stunning walk from via prima cappella up to Santa Maria. The sky was blue an we could see as far as Milan in one direction and Switzerland in the other. The walk is only 1.5km but I would reccommend it if you are...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

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Reviewed November 11, 2017 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 November 25, 2017

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

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 November 25, 2017

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Reviewed November 7, 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 November 9, 2017

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

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Reviewed October 13, 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

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

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blath
January 5, 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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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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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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