Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, Varese

Perched high above the clouds in the Italian alps, the 17th-century Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese is a sacred mountain. Its 14 hillside chapels each are dedicated to a mystery of the rosary. They lead up to the shrine of Santa Maria del Monte at the top. The chapels are filled with17th-century frescoes, paintings, and sculpture. For centuries, pilgrims have hiked among the beech and chestnut trees of Monte Velate to visit the chapels. Today, you can either walk or catch the bus and tram up the mountain. For Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese and beyond, use our Varese tour itinerary planner to get the most from your Varese vacation.
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  • I happen to go there often just for a rejuvenating walk. Beautiful and pleasant route following the 12 chapels until you reach Santa Maria del Monte, a small enchanted village. It seems to go back in time along its narrow streets. Also on top I panorama overlooking the 7 lakes is outstanding.
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  • They brought me to this place. The walk is all uphill, but it's really worth it... It was exciting.
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  • Peaceful and beautiful place. There is a bar on the top, with amazing view to the mountains and the lake. The path is really easy.
  • Beautiful spiritual place, amazing views and architecture. A selection of cafés and restaurants available.
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