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Address: Convento Frati Cappuccini, Orselina 6644, Switzerland
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Climbing uphill ,it was a most pleasant experience, all this wonderful vegetation . The Monastery very atmospheric and interesting, all of it. And the view down to Lake Maggiore... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2014
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Climbing uphill ,it was a most pleasant experience, all this wonderful vegetation . The Monastery very atmospheric and interesting, all of it. And the view down to Lake Maggiore with the snowed mountains all around was unique, especially under a blue sky, as I was lucky to have. A place not to be missed if someone is at the region.... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Beautiful quiet and reflective Church, well worth the walk up the winding path. visitors with mobility issues would need to take the finicular. Magnificent art inside the church and wonderful views of Locarno and Lake Maggiore from outside

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East Hanover, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We were driving through Locarno and by chance drove by this amazing Sanctuary. After parking the car, we walked down the block and then down down down the steps to this stunningly beautiful Church/sanctuary. The founding of the sanctuary goes back to a vision of the Virgin Mary that the Franciscan brother Bartolomeo d'Ivrea had in 1480. The interior is... More 

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Porto Ronco, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

Well, I already reviewed it but last year in April it re-opened after a thorough restoration and now it is even more beautiful. Follow the path leading from Locarno to Orselina, stop at the shrines as you go uphill, very artistic and spiritual. If you don't want to walk up then take the funicular "Locarno-Madonna del Sasso" and walk back... More 

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Porto Ronco, Switzerland
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321 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

You can take the funicular all the way up or walk, I actually prefer to walk down, the view is amazing and the walk down is peaceful.

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Tegna, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

great view. inside church just redone. monks are around. take the little train or walk up.

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Ticino
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

The Sanctuary is very particular, you can walk up to it or take the cable to reach it - a fantastic view all over the Lago Maggiore!

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