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4-Day Italian Lakes and Verona Tour from Milan
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4-Day Italian Lakes and Verona Tour from Milan

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Head out of Milan on this action-packed 4-day tour of Northern Italy's Lake District. Visit up to four lakes and the striking city of Verona. Explore mountain-encircled Lake Maggiore, chic Lake Como, placid Lake Orta and Italy's largest inland body of water, Lake Garda. Enjoy some free time exploring Verona, strolling the streets and visiting Juliet's House (of Romeo and Juliet fame). Boat rides and four-start accommodation in Como, Verona, and either Brescia or Bergamo are included.
US$1,591.43 per adult
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intrepid100Scotland wrote a review Feb 2020
scotland84 contributions47 helpful votes
I visited in mid February in the morning. A stunning view from the mountain top and all the chapels providing wonderful information about the life of St Francis with charming, life size wooden sculptures. There was a parking place 100 metres from the church where you can park for free for 2 hours. But in tourist season, I hear from friends the place is a nightmare and your only option is to walk up the hill.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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fanoffrance wrote a review Dec 2019
Loeten, Norway548 contributions292 helpful votes
I didn't even know this was here, but noticed a book about it in the hotel lobby. Once I saw the pictures, I knew this was something I had to visit, and it was absolutely amazing. Such a plethora of mind-bogglingly expressive life-size statues! Be sure to allow at least two hours. The closest thing I've seen to this is the Salzillo museum in Murcia, but the Sacro Monte is larger, more varied, and generally more cheerful.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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David M wrote a review Nov 2019
Yellow Springs, Ohio33 contributions30 helpful votes
It's a bit of a hike up hill from the very lovely town of Orta San Guilia on a glorious lake, Lago d'Orta. This is like a pilgrimage to Saint Francis. There are 15-20 small chapels, each with life-size reproductions of events in the Saint's life. The human figures are remarkeably realistic and life like. It's a very quiet and serene environment and well worth a visit in this most lovely spot in the Lake District of Northern Italy
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Anthony L wrote a review Nov 2019
Aiken, South Carolina458 contributions157 helpful votes
The story behind this sacred mountain and the 20 chapels on it are a true testament of someone keeping their word when faced with grave circumstances. Well worth the visit if you don't mind walking and really getting into the stories of the chapels. Spectacular views from here.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Gary G wrote a review Nov 2019
Santa Barbara, California854 contributions249 helpful votes
We walked up from the Tourist Info Center to the many chapels with story-telling statuary of the life of St Francis of Assisi. Then a steeper but shorter downhill walk to the lake. Donations accepted but nothing required.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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