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Sacro Monte di Varese (Unesco site)

Viale del Santuario, 21100 Varese VA, Italy

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About Sacro Monte di Varese (Unesco site)

The Sacro Monte di Varese located in Varese , in the Santa Maria del Monte hamlet , consists of fourteen chapels, dedicated to the mysteries of the Rosary , which lead to the sanctuary of Santa Maria del Monte, a place of pilgrimage since the Middle Ages , which serves as the fifteenth chapel. It belongs to the group of nine Sacred Mountains of Piedmont and Lombardy included in 2003 by UNESCO in the world heritage of humanity.



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Lake of Varese6.11km from Sacro Monte di Varese (Unesco site)

The Lake Varese is located at the foot of Varesine Pre-Alps at an altitude of238  m above sea level; has an average depth of11  m and a maximum of26  m, while the surface is14.95  km².  It is the 10th Italian lake by extension, among those entirely included in the national borders, and the 12th in total.  Known for its unmistakable shoe shape.  It is also renowned for the abundance of ducks, so much so that the latter is called the Lake of Ducks.

Isola Bella8.94km from Sacro Monte di Varese (Unesco site)

L ' Isola Bella is located in Lake Maggiore, is part of the group of so-called Borromean Islands, and is located in the Gulf dedicated to the famous family who still has the property, about 400 meters off the coast of Stresa. It measures 320 meters long and 180 meters wide and is largely occupied by the Italian garden of the Borromeo palace, which occupies the north-western coast of the islet.

Via Isola dei Pescatori9.33km from Sacro Monte di Varese (Unesco site)

L ' Isola Dei Pescatori, also known as Isola Superiore, is the only archipelago of the Borromeo in Lake Maggiore to be permanently inhabited. 100 meters wide by 350 meters long, it houses a small village, with characteristic multi-story houses, with a small square, characteristic narrow alleys, the lakefront, and the main street to allow for movements strictly on foot of the 57 inhabitants who live off fishing and tourism.

Lago di Monate11.98km from Sacro Monte di Varese (Unesco site)

The Lake Monate is a pre-alpine lake in Lombardy located in the province of Varese between Lake Varese and Lake Maggiore.  The lake is fed by underground springs and some canals including the Rio Freddo has a single outlet in the Acquanegra stream that flows into Lake Maggiore in the municipality of Brebbia in the Sabbie d'Oro area. The waters are generally quite clear with some stretches in which they tend to become opaque, taking on a lagoon color.

Monte San Giorgio13.79km from Sacro Monte di Varese (Unesco site)

Monte San Giorgio is a living legend of a historical masterpiece with fossils dating back to over 200 million years ago.  it was surrounded by a lagoon and was partially separated from the open sea. This mountain gained more importance after being inscribed to UNESCO in 2003. Numerous vineyards can be approached when strolling along the southern slopes of the woody mountain.

Monte Caslano13.92km from Sacro Monte di Varese (Unesco site)

Caslano, a village in the Malcantone region located on the Ceresio lakeside, is dominated by the mount of the same name, sometimes also called Sassalto. At some 500m high, it is almost entirely surrounded by the lake. The peninsula where the mount is located is a very attractive natural landscape, offering in a limited space a wide range of botanical species, representative of the entire Ticino region.  It was one of the famous regions in this area and also it attracts a lot of tourists by its n

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About 10 million people, forming one-sixth of Italy's population, live in Lombardy and about a fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in the region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest regions in Europe.