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An interesting walk

A good walk from Orta San Giulio. I really like the fact that old buildings are left open to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael W
Montbard, France
Calm setting

We started our walk from the main square and headed north past the Hotel San Rocca and then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Via Sacro Monte 5, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 911960
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A good walk from Orta San Giulio. I really like the fact that old buildings are left open to the elements. Good views of the lake. Everything about Orta is good.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our walk from the main square and headed north past the Hotel San Rocca and then followed the lakeside path clockwise around the peninsula as far as we could go. The track then cut inland and up to the main tourist office on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are at Lake Orta this walk is well worth while. The views are beautiful over the lake, and the various tableaux give insight into the thought processes of the clergy over the centuries.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were over 21 chapels, all different. The most impressive was the one with life-sized sculptures. It takes at least 2 hours on the mount to look at all the frescos, sculptures, chapels and views. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Without a guide, you will not get the idea of this site. Just to go up on your own, you don’t get a clear picture of it. If you have an interest in this type of venue, it is very good. We had an interest,...More

Thank sketchit16
Reviewed 9 September 2018

It makes a very pleasant walk, somewhat strenuous in parts to walk up the hill and look at all the different chapels.

Thank Josephine E
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is a great way to walk through the woods above Orta and take in the views. There's a set of chapels to tour around, which have good detail and are easily signposted. Definitely something to do if visiting the area

Thank Giles D
Reviewed 15 August 2018

You can easily find this gem on the edge of the lovely little lakeside town of Orta. There is carparking aplenty but the best option would be to head past the main entrance towards Orta itself and the island of San Giulio. If you then...More

1  Thank GARY L
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We walked up here on a Saturday evening and it was well worth the effort. It was very calm and peaceful and, although the chapels were closed, we enjoyed looking through the small openings on the doors to see the ancient statues portraying the life...More

Thank SAE44
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

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Carolyn H
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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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