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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Viale del Santuario, 21100, Varese, Italy
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All reviews sacro monte walk up santa maria sacred mountain beautiful place c bus worth the effort up hill holy place nice walk funicular railway fantastic views small town a unesco world heritage site virgin mary hilltop village wide path
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We were here in mid October in 22°C sunshine and was the perfect activity for the morning.This can be reached by a bus from Varese if you wish to walk up it or go up the funicular and then walk down.This is a 2km walk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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infosacromontevarese, staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Quite unexpectedly we decided to visit Sacro Monte Varese and what a treat it was! It would be very difficult to find a more beautiful and peaceful place than this gorgeous mountain, nestled near Varese. Quite by chance, we drove to the highest part of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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infosacromontevarese, staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

In the countryside. Fantastic view of the city of Varese. Relaxing walk and very spectacular religious monuments. Delicious restaurants with tipicl and local food.

Date of experience: September 2018
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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

You can reach the start of the walk by taking a C bus from Varese and getting off at the last stop. Buy a return ticket from a tobacco shop. The bus leaves every 15 to 20 minutes. The way to the path from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely drive up. Free parking, except in the weekend. We had a lovely walk down to see all the beautiful chappels, and a brisk walk up for some exercise.

Date of experience: September 2018
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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

My wife and I waked the 2 kilometre track to Sacro Monte stopping to view each chapel on route, what a really interesting way to spend a few hours. A bit hard going up a steep stoney path but highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Ensure you have a car or you'll be stranded atop as we were, having to then invest 2 hours walking down to Varese. There is no information kiosk, limited bus service, no taxis, restaurants only offer service for 2-3 hours/day and the site will only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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infosacromontevarese, staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Inside Varese, a few kilometers from the center, it is possible to reach the Sacro Monte just walking. I usually walk with my kids and it is a pleasure as it is very panoramic and during summer a bit refreshing.

Date of experience: August 2018
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infosacromontevarese, staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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infosacromontevarese, staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

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blath
4 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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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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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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