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History of the statue is in the adjacent church

We didn't go in this time and so walked into the adjacent church for some cool. Not only was the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hereford, United Kingdom
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The statue along with its pedestal stands over 35 m tall. The statue is plated with Copper sheets... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the visit. we travelled up on the little tourist train from the waterfront as it is to dangerous to walk up the road. we then climbed up the plinth but left the further climb to the more agile.The view is still worth the effort.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the statue about 55 years ago and I remembered it as being enormous. This time it wasn’t as large as I remembered but very nice all the same

Thank micias10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't go in this time and so walked into the adjacent church for some cool. Not only was the church nice but at the rear there was an extensive display showing who and why the statue was erected. Not a lot of people know...More

Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The San Carlone or Sancarlone or the Colossus of San Carlo Borromeo is a massive copper statue, near Arona, Italy. It is built on a hill overlooking Lago Maggiore very impressive you can buy a ticket and go inside the statue. No need to walk...More

Thank eric s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit. You can simply reached there by walking from Arona. Town view from there is too good. You have to take tickets to go upstairs.

Thank dhavalseg
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The statue along with its pedestal stands over 35 m tall. The statue is plated with Copper sheets on the outside. This is located near the bank of Lake Maggiore near Arona. This was the tallest statue till the statue of Liberty overtook it. The...More

1  Thank Libranthor
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The “Sancarlone” stands on the top of a hill about 310 meters above sea level, just above Arona. The statue is hollow and has an internal structure of stones, bricks and iron. The exterior is finished with sheets of hammered copper. The saint’s blessing arm is...More

Thank Paola G
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

It is possible to park near the statue. Very nice garden and great coffee shop over the street. The statue is currently closed for climbing due to decorations

Thank ogeylon
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We walked from Arona which is about 1.8km, so easily doable although wear good walking shoes as the trail in some places is rough and a little steep. We decided to go to the top. You take a spiral stair case up to a platform,...More

1  Thank Samiseal
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Great to see some the culture in this area. Impressive statue with breathtaking views from up top. Little bit of a climb up some awkward ladders so probably not the best for the older and really young generations. Not very spacious at the top so...More

Thank Ashley F
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