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All reviews st francis of assisi sacro monte sacred mountain well worth the effort nice walk steep climb his life picnic area sacred site well worth a visit quiet place small churches terra cotta figures cobbled road correct order great view of the lake lakeside path
I am not a religious person but I can appreciate beautiful architecture and art and this place has plenty of that alongside wonderful views of Lake Orta and the surrounding countryside. It has over 20 chapels, some bigger than others but all interesting in their...More
No matter where you start from, it's a long walk up the hill to this site. You can drive part way up what I recall is the western side on a road just past the tourist information booth. Once up, the churches are beautiful and...More
Sacred place dedicated to St Francis.
It is so enjoyable & calming just to wonder from one chapel to another.
There are 21 unique chapels on this site, among the gravel walkways & nature.
Great views are an added bonus.
Enjoyed & would return if...More
We started our walk from the main square and headed north past the Hotel San Rocca and then followed the lakeside path clockwise around the peninsula as far as we could go. The track then cut inland and up to the main tourist office on...More
There were over 21 chapels, all different. The most impressive was the one with life-sized sculptures. It takes at least 2 hours on the mount to look at all the frescos, sculptures, chapels and views. Well worth a visit!
Without a guide, you will not get the idea of this site. Just to go up on your own, you don’t get a clear picture of it. If you have an interest in this type of venue, it is very good. We had an interest,...More
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Sull'Isola difficilmente si trovano soluzioni per pernottare. Al contrario tutte le localita' che costeggiano il lago hanno ampie possibilita' di pernottamento. I luoghi piu' vicini all'Isola sono Orta San Giulio e Pella... More
Sull'Isola difficilmente si trovano soluzioni per pernottare. Al contrario tutte le localita' che costeggiano il lago hanno ampie possibilita' di pernottamento. I luoghi piu' vicini all'Isola sono Orta San Giulio e Pella. Tra i due borghi, in linea d'aria, ci sono circa km. 2 e l'isola si trova a meta' ed e' comodamente raggiungibile o con il battello di linea o con le imbarcazioni gestite dai motoscafisti. Il consiglio e' di cercare b/b tipo esempio "La Corte di Alzo", ottima struttura gestita con alta professionalita'.