Sacro Monte di Orta, Orta San Giulio

Sitting on a hill facing Lake Orta, Sacro Monte di Orta is a Roman Catholic religious structure with chapels dating from the 16th century. Many of the sites tell the story of St. Francis, and you will find handfuls of paintings and statues. Experience all of this while walking through an ancient, peaceful park surrounded by trees. Signs point the way from chapel to chapel, so it’s easy to navigate, but the hill is a steep hike. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sacro Monte di Orta by using our Orta San Giulio sightseeing planner.
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  • Pick a clear day and the views from here are just breathtaking. If you choose to walk up the hill it’s a steep climb but I can assure you it’s well worth a visit  more »
  • I’m particularly motivated to post a review of this quite unique cluster of twenty hilltop chapels and a church, since one or two past posts are somewhat misleading. Firstly the walk up. If you are st...  more »
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  • Don't miss this. Allow a couple of hours. Amazing place with the bonus of wonderful views. No trip to Orta would be complete without a visit.
  • One of the most beautiful places in the world! Mystical and enchanted... a historical and cultural treasure!
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