Varallo

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Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal794 contributions
Very interesting and pedagogic shrine
Jul 2017
When this shrine was built many people were illiterate. Concerning the History of Christ also today many people are illiterate but to know it is quite fundamental for understanding most of the European cultures. Going to Varallo, looking at scenes of the different chapels you’ll get a good insight of the Christ’s life. Enjoy!
Written 22 July 2017
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Terry G
Chobham, UK9 contributions
Fishing with the Gods!
May 2015 • Friends
This is a magnificent place to use as an activity-based holiday. The town is simply delightful. We visited for a few days last year and are due to go again in June 2016 on a return trip. This time, given the positive experience, some of us are taking our wives as there is plenty to enjoy, see and do in the area (other than fly-fishing!). Only about an hour and a half from Milan Malpensa, it is an easy drive (a must) and very convenient to get 'in amongst' some wonderful scenery boasting an unspoilt, alpine backdrop criss-crossed with a lattice of pristine rivers. From a piscatorial perspective, its heaven! The shops are quaint yet there is also a very modern feel about the central core of this hilltop town. As with most Italian communities 'there is always something going on'. Hog roasts in the central plaza when we were there; a tour in the local museum and demonstrations of the Valsesiana culture. The main purpose of last year's visit was to lose oneself and fly fish the Mastallone and Sesia rivers. What a memorable experience! We hope to take some time out to look around a little more this year. Thoroughly recommended.
Written 18 February 2016
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LMSantarossa
Toronto, Canada100 contributions
A hidden gem in Piemonte
Sep 2015
We went to Varallo to visit the UNESCO heritage site, the Sacromonte di Varallo, a 16th life-sized diorama of the Bible and life of Christ meant to be a way for pilgrims to "go to Jerusalem" without all the time, expense and distance. The Sacromonte itself is quite wonderful and beautiful, unexpectedly so. The view from the top is quite splendid. The town at the foot of the mountain, Varallo, is charming and lovely and has great little restaurants as well.
Written 26 October 2015
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Epicureanist
Novara, Italy47 contributions
A town for all seasons
Sep 2015 • Couples
A lovely town with a distinctive character and it's own bathing beach. Quirky shops and restaurants, great local art and civic pride. Cruelly excommunicated from the rail network recently, but road access is good, and coaches provide a regular service
Written 28 September 2015
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912israelp
Israel478 contributions
very nice vilage on the way
Dec 2014 • Couples
varallo - small vilage on the way to monte rosa, the streets are very narrow very nice houses on the way to the bridge on the river, its on the road sp299 its worted to stop r
Written 20 December 2014
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GeorgeThePorge
London, UK150 contributions
Unrecognised astonishing artistic/architectural masterpiece
Aug 2014 • Family
I am a keen and very well informed enthusiast of Renaissance architecture and design and I was absolutely staggered by Varallo- both for its intrinsic quality and the fact that I had never heard of it before. The individual chapels are exquisite, mainly late 15/early 16th century- but of greater interest to me was their arrangement around the hill and the way that one moves through the space on the complex processional route. The individual tableaux are all superb and fascinating- but some are outstandingly good, with detailed modelling of expressions, real hair, and very fine frescos. It is like walking right into the middle of a painting. The final church where hundreds of statues rise into the dome is one of the most astonishing expressions of baroque exuberance I have seen.
What is more, as a family, the kids really enjoyed this because this is also designed as entertainment- a kind of 15th century Madame Tussauds with lots of thinkgs to look at and explore and stairs and corners with twists and turns.
Most amazingly this is free to enter and virtually no-one was there in high season. I cannot recommend this highly enough and it was the highpoint of our trip.
Written 20 August 2014
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tiger2669
Bruges, Belgium189 contributions
Lovely
Mar 2013 • Friends
Lovely little town, with a cute center, a nice church, nice architecture all around the old town, if you are around it's a place to visit.
Written 28 June 2013
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michelangelo
Italy139 contributions
Architecture, history and natural beauty
Feb 2013 • Friends
A gorgeous historical town with the UNESCO world heritage site of Sacro Monte, a renaissance masterpiece af architecture and art, set in a beautiful mountain park - you can combine a healthy walk with a satisfying cultural visit with spectacular views. Don't miss the Pinactoeca, the second art gallery in Piedmont - a great bad weather alternative to the Sacro Monte. Museo Scaglia will tell you all you want to know about life her in the 1800's and if you're there on Tuesday the market is also fun. Do't mss the rest of the valley, the Valsesia, it is just waiting for you to discover it and tell your freinds of its authentic charm and beauty. The locals are not always as friendly as they could be, but a smile from you may bring one to their faces and you will certainly love the local products: cheese, mocetta, and the local sweet delicacy Sorrisi di Varallo. Well worth a visit.
Written 25 February 2013
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unkleden
London, UK9 contributions
Charming town - full of history
Mar 2012 • Family
A quaint little town with an excellent market on Tuesdays, perfectly located for visiting the Sacro Monte di Varallo and the Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Or, pop up the valley to take advantage of the walking and skiing available in Alagna.
Written 17 April 2012
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