Sacred Mount of Varese
17th century Masterpeice
Address: Via Dell'Assunzione 21 Campo dei Fiori Regional Park Varese 21100 Italy
Connected with Varese since 1953 by a funicular, the Sacro Monte lies in the Campo dei Fiori Regional Park instituted in 1984 to preserve the environmental and monumental treasures of the mountain massif that overlooks Varese. The sanctuary lies on a route on which you'll find many chapels that illustrate the mysteries of the rosary (Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation in the temple, Dispute in the temple, Discourse in the garden, Flagellation, Crown of Thorns, Calvary, Crucifixion, Ascension, Descent of the Holy Spirit, Assumption of the Virgin). The chapels are an example of the Counter-Reforming spirit of the Borromean era and were designed by the Varese architect Giuseppe Bernascone. Decorated with frescoes and terracotta statues on which the best Milanese, Ticinese and Venetian artists worked, the elegance of the architecture and beauty of the panorama make the chapels the most traditional of outings around Varese.
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