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Sacro Monte di Orta

Via Sacro Monte 5, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 911960
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A magical walk amongst the trees and the life of Saint Francis of Assisi

You can easily find this gem on the edge of the lovely little lakeside town of Orta. There is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GARY L
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Bury, United Kingdom
Peaceful

We walked up here on a Saturday evening and it was well worth the effort. It was very calm and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SAE44
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Via Sacro Monte 5, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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"st francis of assisi"
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"sacro monte"
in 34 reviews
"sacred mountain"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 6 reviews
"steep climb"
in 5 reviews
"his life"
in 4 reviews
"picnic area"
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"sacred site"
in 3 reviews
"quiet place"
in 2 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"small churches"
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"terra cotta figures"
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"correct order"
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"statues depicting"
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"beautiful frescoes"
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"wander around"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can easily find this gem on the edge of the lovely little lakeside town of Orta. There is carparking aplenty but the best option would be to head past the main entrance towards Orta itself and the island of San Giulio. If you then...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up here on a Saturday evening and it was well worth the effort. It was very calm and peaceful and, although the chapels were closed, we enjoyed looking through the small openings on the doors to see the ancient statues portraying the life...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

It is a nice walk up from Piazza Motta to Sacro Monte, but the way is steep so remember to take some water with you on a hot day. The effort is really worth it to wander through the greenery to see the various chapels...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Steep climb up the hill but a change from the usual ancient churches. 21 small chapels built in parkland between the 15th and 18th centuries with 900 frescoes and 360 statues. A UNESCO site. Free entry

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Very unique. Seems to be a main chapel surrounded by a dozen little individual chapels and each has murals and sculpture. Breathtaking view across the lake is the bonus.

Thank Charles G
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Park your car in the covered car park in the village of Orta and walk (20') up to this small hill, were you find 20 chapels about the life of St Francis of Assissi. On the way up, stop to visit the church. At the...More

1  Thank Jmacq92
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

It is so beautiful and peaceful on this sacred mountain, a unique experience. Beautiful ancient small churches and chapels which depict the life of St Francis of Assisi. They are reachable by footpaths. Parking available but there is also accessible by a footpath up the...More

2  Thank MaltaGalea
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Up the hill you will find a wonderful site seeing and relaxing spiritual garden. Has a picnic area above although some of the buildings are under construction.

1  Thank ogeylon
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Well worth locating the walk to Sacro Monte and picking up the free leaflets to explore all the chapels.

1  Thank gillianb853
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

A hidden gem in a pretty little town. Definitly worth a hike and explore the history and story of a saint. Make sure to start in rigth order to get the contiunity. Enjoy the passion of the storyteller and builders.

1  Thank WiFr
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Carolyn H
26 February 2015|
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Response from 906francesco1954 | Reviewed this property |
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
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