Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, Varese

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Perched high above the clouds in the Italian alps, the 17th-century Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese is a sacred mountain. Its 14 hillside chapels each are dedicated to a mystery of the rosary. They lead up to the shrine of Santa Maria del Monte at the top. The chapels are filled with17th-century frescoes, paintings, and sculpture. For centuries, pilgrims have hiked among the beech and chestnut trees of Monte Velate to visit the chapels. Today, you can either walk or catch the bus and tram up the mountain. For Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese and beyond, use our Varese tour itinerary planner to get the most from your Varese vacation.
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  • It is a nice walk with breaks to look into the chapels along the way - no cars on the mountain and a few cafes to get something to drink after walking up in the Italian Summer heat - great view from....  more
    It is a nice walk with breaks to look into the chapels along the way - no cars on the mountain and a few cafes to get something to drink after walking up in the Italian Summer heat - great view from....  more »
  • Fab walk and view.Also at the lodo da vereasa there is a nice out dood swimming pool. Also you can rent bicks here 
    Fab walk and view.Also at the lodo da vereasa there is a nice out dood swimming pool. Also you can rent bicks here  more »
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  • Sacro Monte or Sacred Mountain as we Brits would say is a mile long walk up a steep mountain set with 13 chapels at even intervals. Each Chapel has a biblical scene of the events surrounding the birth, death & rising of Jesus. At the top of the mountain are a choice of restaurants with great food with amazing views. The Italian locals love this walk - good for tourists too.
  • Beautiful walk up the hill, it is a bit challenging unless you are dressed comfortably but the view, story and sights are gorgeous! I love Varese

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