From Saturday 26th November 2022 to Monday 9th January 2023 | Sacro Monte, Varese
For the second cycle of guided tours of the programme "Varese, blessed is he who comes here", Archeologistics offers 12 guided tours to discover six iconic nativity sites in Varese and its province. Discover the places involved!
For the Christmas period, the Sacro Monte of Varese lights up with its traditional Christmas lights, recreating a magical atmosphere! Staged by Associazione culturale Amici del Sacro Monte and Gruppo Lucine, in collaboration with the Municipality of Varese.
During the Christmas period the after-school crafts of the Varese primary school pupils, with the theme 'Peace', will be exhibited. Set-up by Associazione culturale Amici del Sacro Monte and Gruppo Lucine, in collaboration with the Municipality of Varese.
On Wednesday 7th December at 15.30 you can discover what comets really are through art of the Baroffio Museum and from an astronomical point of view at the Schiaparelli Astronomical Observatory. An event intended for young and old, who can then try their hand at making their own personal comet. Museum entrance: € 4,00.
For the Christmas occasion, the "After All" Giovanile Kolbe Choir will held the Christmas Concert at the Terrazza Panoramica del Mosè, proposing various traditional Christmas brands. The Concert will start at 16.00. During this magical afternoon, the Sacro Monte restaurateurs will offer a slice of panettone to visitors.
During the opening of the Christmas period, at the Baroffio Museum an unpublished piece of art will be exhibited. It is the painting of the Viale delle Cappelle with Giovan Battista Aguggiari and architect Giuseppe Bernasconi.
On the occasion of the feast of Milan's patron saint, Sacro Monte of Varese offers a special guided tour to discover the Sanctuary, the Crypt and the Baroffio Museum. The visit will be at 11.00. reservation is required.
From 15.00 to 17.00 at the Emporio of Santa Maria del Monte, the practical Workshop of the Giromette will be organised. the Giromette are lucky charms made of dried dough, in the shape of a toy soldier with a feather on his head, a tradition dating back to the Napoleonic period.
To make the wait for Christmas even more magical, on Sunday 18th December, at 17.30 (18 concert start) there will be a concert by the Coro Europae Cantores & Concentus Europae: they will perform French melodies, spirituals, traditionals and music by J. S. Bach, F. Mendelssohn, N. W. Gade, B. de la Monniye, G. F. Handel and J. Haydn. The concert will take place at the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Monte. Entrance is free.
From 20.30 on Wednesday 28th December the end-of-year torchlight procession returns. Starting point will be at the Prima Cappella of Via Sacra and the final stop will be Santa Maria del Monte which will be reached around 21.30. The event is organised by Parrocchia of Santa Maria del Monte supported by dal Gruppo Alpini of Varese, in collaboration with the Municipality of Varese.
For this occasion, there will be a shuttle service will be activated with the following schedules:
Depart: Piazzale De Gasperi from stop of park bus linea E, Via Borghi
Wednesday 28th December: EXTRAORDINARY OPENING OF THE CRYPT FOR TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION
On the occasion of the torchlight procession organised by the Municipality of Varese, there will be an extraordinary opening of the crypt for small groups to visit with an offer. An opportunity to conclude the walk with the art and history of Santa Maria del Monte.
From 18.00, at the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Monte, Orchestra da Camera "Sacro Monte" will hold the Epiphany Day Concert, with string orchestra and soloists. Music by Händel, Hasse, Porpora and Sammartini. Free admission. A shuttle service will operate for the occasion with the following timetable:
Departing from Piazzale De Gasperi park bus stop line E, Via Borghi.
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UPGRADING OF LOCAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES
During the Christmas period the bus line C will be upgraded with extended runs from Prima Cappella (piazzale Montanari) to the village of Santa Maria del Monte (piazzale Pogliaghi):
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