Sacro Monte Varese (Day Trip)
A UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of a holy road and sanctuary on a "Sacred Mountain". The path combines art and spirituality consisting of 14 chapels that recall the mysteries of Rosario, a pilgrimage destination since the Middle Ages. Winding along a pebbly path, every chapel encountered represents one of the Mysteries of Jesus’s life. You can find at the mountaintop the Sanctuary, the Cloister of Monache Romite Ambrosiane, Museo Baroffio e del Santuario, the Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi, a permanent nativity scene, restaurants and places to stay.
The Sacro Monte of Varese Unesco, is far few kilometers from the city. It consists of the Holy Road and the Sanctuary. The Holy Road with its 14 chapels, rise the mountain up to the little village of Santa Maria del Monte and it ends with the Sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin. The rise is 2 kilometers along on a pebbly path, and every chapel represents one of the Mystery of Jesus’s life. You can find at the mountaintop the Sanctuary, the Cloister of Monache Romite Ambrosiane, The Museo Baroffio e del Santuario, the Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi, the permanent natity scene, and different restaurants, bar, pizzeria, hotels and b&b. Don't miss the Emporio, a Multifunctional shop where visitors can find touristic informations.