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Together with our Travel Specialist, a true connoisseur of local places and experiences, you will get to discover SACRO MONTE, a devotional complex consisting of 14 Chapels, the Sanctuary and the Crypt, built between 1604 and 1698 and which since 2003 has been part of UNESCO list of world heritage sites.
An exciting journey along the Via Sacra (uphill of about 2km) where you can see the numerous Art Nouveau villas built by the nobles at the beginning of the 1900s and above all admire the 14 chapels that house valuable statues and frescoes. You reach the historic village of Santa Maria del Monte from which, in addition to going through its narrow streets, you can enjoy a splendid view of the Lombard lakes and the Sky-line of nearby Milan.
During the walk, a short stop to taste "Elixir al Borducan", the digestive based on oranges and herbs from the Sacro Monte mountains, appreciated by people from Varese.
When on duty, possibility of returning to the starting point, aboard the Funicular (Art Nouveau monorail inaugurated in 1911)
Comfortable clothing for walking is recommended. Uphill path of about 2 KM
Duration: about 4 hours
When: every day from APRIL to OCTOBER (according to availability) Morning at 09:30 A.M. - Afternoon at 3:00 P.M.
What is included: walk with our travel specialist, Elixir tasting at Borducan, funicular ticket (when on duty)
Meeting point: First Chapel – Sacro Monte (at the beginning of the Via Sacra)
NOT included: Transfers from/to Varese-Sacro Monte, take place by your own car or on board public transport whose ticket can be purchased on site.
On request it is possible to organize a private transfer service (car or minivan) from / to Varese city or other places of origin.
Price per person:
- € 45,00 per person
- Children 0/3 years FREE
For families with children, price on request.
For private tours, price on request.
For large GROUPS, price on request.
The availability is subject to confirmation. The tour operator will confirm you within 24/48 hours from booking. Therefore no charge will be made until you receive confirmation of the booking.