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It is a nice walk up from Piazza Motta to Sacro Monte, but the way is steep so remember to take... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
lakegirl48
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Worth a visit

Steep climb up the hill but a change from the usual ancient churches. 21 small chapels built in... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
JournoNsw
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Via Sacro Monte 5, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Reviewed 11 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

1  Thank lakegirl48
Reviewed 3 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.

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Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 4 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
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
Reviewed 9 October 2017

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

1  Thank gillianb853
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
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Climb up from Orta San Giulio to the top of the hill. There are 20 chapels scattered among the woods and they represent stages in the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. Each one is a different size and shape. Some have frescoes and others...More

2  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Murals and 'models' depict the story of St Francis of Assisi - very well done. Make sure you start at the right place; we didn't realise the buildings were numbered so that you see the story in its correct order!

2  Thank Val_G_England_1961
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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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