Orta San Giulio. Sacro Monte



Situated in a panoramic position on the summit of a promontory overlooking the lake, this Sacro Monte is dedicated to the life and miracles of St Francis of Assisi. Consisting of 20 chapels, it was built in three distinct periods, between 1590 and 1788, on the drive of the Counter-Reformation, to counter the Lutheran presence. This Sacro Monte, together with 8 others scattered between Piedmont and pre-alpine Lombardy, have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2003.


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