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Spectacular location with comfortable rooms

We stayed here for two nights to fly our hot air balloon in nearly Pollone. I wasn’t prepared for... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Mondovi, Italy
via mobile
Day out with cousins

Well worth the visit but try to go during the week as it can be very crowded. Take warm clothes as... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
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Via Santuario d'Oropa 480, 13900 Oropa, Italy
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights to fly our hot air balloon in nearly Pollone. I wasn’t prepared for the beauty of this place...it’s a spectacular setting...or the size of the place, which is more like a small town than a santuario! Loved sitting for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Well worth the visit but try to go during the week as it can be very crowded. Take warm clothes as you're up at nearly 4000ft just below the snow line. Wear good stout shoes as there is cobbled areas to walk on. Although there...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Oramazda
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Visited in March and had good weather so it was truly worthwhile. Had lunch at a restaurant near the top, walked around (lots and lots of steps), amazing views and visited the church where there is a Black Madonna. Because it was off season, it...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Always nice to escape a little bit from Milano's crowded attractions and swarms of tourists. This place is a fresh breath of history and stunning views.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Stefano G
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice sanctuary in the mountain above Biella. The sightseeing is wonderful. I absolutely suggest it

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Alberto V
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We visited at the right time where there was only few tourists. The sanctuary was surrounded by mountains. The walk up to the basilica Alta was like a pilgrimage. I wish I could stay long to hike around the Sanctis Monte. The tranquility of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 358PaulL358
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We drove our rental car 96 km from Aosta, following our GPS for all the intricate narrow roads to access this elevated and remote Unesco site(1 of 7 Sacri Monti of Piedmont & Lombardy). Arriving at 10 AM, we parked right in front, placed our...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The main place is the Sanctuary. It was build among three levels. The upper has the large basilica, the others have an armonic architecture, quiet, mystical. I suggest a visit to the ex-voto gallery

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank GiorgioFromTorino
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We went ti Santuario di Oropa last 15th August .We were very disappointed. Basically its a collection of restaurants and bars,with nothing else to see. The church was closed for repairs. Definitely not worth the hassle.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank NOSIMZabbar_malta
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It's really a beautiful place. As you walk up the mountain the buildings are set on different levels. Each level has done thing wonderful to see. It gets very cold due to the altitude so bring a jacket with you at any time of the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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11 June 2016|
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Response from Mattia V | Reviewed this property |
The best way is of course by car, but there might be a shuttle from biella. You should look for line 360 from the train station. There you'll find the ticket office. For further info you can check the public transport... More