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Sacro Monte by Jelena - Lago d' Orta

Sacro Monte by Jelena

WELL

I saw several wells like these in the Sacro Monte San Giulio, probably once they had their purpose, nowadays they're just a decoration.

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Lago d'Orta by Jelena

ROTONDA

Another lovely viewpoint at Sacro Monte is called ROTONDA SORA LUNA ET STELLE (sister Moon and stars) as it says on the stone beside this plateau with bench. It overlooks the other side of the lake, the beginning of it, and not the central part where is the island, and it's a bit more narrow view, but still beautiful.

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VIEWPOINT

One of the best viewpoints at Sacro Monte is near the church. There is a plateau with benches overlooking the lake and Isola San Giulio. It's better to be there in the morning, because in the afternoon the shadows are bad as the sun is on the opposite side and the island and the lake are not well illuminated.

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CHURCH

The church at Sacro Monte of Orta San Giulio is at the panoramic point, at the end of the monastery complex. There are regular services. Beside there is a souvenir shop and public toilettes, which I've never seen in a church! But since it's a bit far away from the town, the elderly need it more...

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SACRED BUILDINGS

At Sacro Monte resort complex you'll find lots of very old religious buildings scatterred around. All of them are painted with frescoes inside, and many contain sculptures and figures in different biblical scenes.

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Sacro Monte by Jelena

SACRO MONTE

Sacro Monte Orta San Giulio is a sacred complex above Orta San Giulio town. There are several temples and a church, in a wonderful greean area full of trees and parks, with great view points.

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