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Summer 2023 | Sacro Monte di Varese

Sacro Monte Funicular timetable

On Saturday 5th August 2023 the Sacro Monte funicular to directly reach the village, a small paradise of art, faith and nature. 
It will be open every weekend in August, including public holidays on Monday 14 August and Tuesday 15 August. 


  • one ride every 10 minutes from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. 


Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 6.10 p.m., every 10 minutes

Sundays 10, 17 and 24 December: 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

- Wednesday 01 November, 10 a.m. to 6.10 p.m.
- Friday, 08 December, 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
- Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 December, 10 a.m. to 6.10 p.m.
- Tuesday 02 to Friday 05 January 2024, 10 a.m. to 6.10 p.m.

- Monday 25 December
- Monday 01 January


To reach the funicular station by bus you can take Line C from the centre of Varese. 

Buses run every twenty minutes on Saturdays, every 30 minutes on Sundays. From the centre, on Saturdays Line C towards Sacro Monte departs at .16, .36 and .56 minutes every hour; on Sundays at .15 and .45 minutes every hour.

It is also possible to reach Sacro Monte by bus line C at the following times: 

From 22 July to 26 August 2023 

  • from Monday to Saturday: every 20 minutes 
  • Sundays: every 30 minutes 

During funicular operating hours, the bus goes directly to the Vellone station. At other times the bus continues to Piazzale Pogliaghi (top of Sacro Monte).

The most central stops for line C are Via Vittorio Veneto (Zara shop), Corso Moro (Feltrinelli bookshop) and Via Veratti (piantone). From there the bus then follows Viale Aguggiari. There is also free parking on the side of viale Aguggiari, particularly near the Kolbe church, a few metres from the Line C stops. 

Those wishing to walk along Via Sacro must get off at the stop in Piazzale Montanari / Prima Cappella. 

A single ticket costs €1.60 and is valid for 90 minutes. The ticket can be made:

  • on the machines on board the bus (they do not give change)
  • on board the bus by paying with a credit or debit card by simply placing them on the validators 
  • at the two funicular stations using the same machines 
  • in all resale centres throughout the city of Varese 

All season tickets for the Varese urban lines, the "integrated Ctpi / Sottorete Nord" season ticket and the "Io viaggio ovunque in Provincia / Io viaggio ovunque in Lombardia" season ticket are of course also valid on the C line.

For groups of ten or more persons intending to reach Sacro Monte or Campo dei Fiori, please contact the company in advance ( for logistical reasons and also for the possibility of obtaining group tickets.


Please refer to the attached file for full details.

See the complete timetable for Line C
    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese
    Consorzio Qualità Miele Varesino