Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, Ossuccio

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The Sacro Monte di Ossuccio is one of the nine sacri monti in the Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont, in northern Italy, which were inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2003.The devotional complex is located on a prealpine crag some 200 metres above the western shore Lake Como, facing Isola Comacina and some 25 km from the city of Como. Surrounded by olive groves and woodland, it is quite isolated from other buildings. The fourteen chapels, constructed between 1635 and 1710 in the typical Baroque style reflecting the Counter Reformation ethos of the sacri monti movement, are joined by a path which leads up to a pre-existing sanctuary of 1532 placed on the summit and dedicated to La Beata Vergine del Soccorso.
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  • If you are looking to visit this church then be aware that the 1.5km walk here is very steep and on cobbles. If you are not very fit then just take your time as it is exhausting and wear supported sho...  more »
  • To reach this extraordinary excursion you will have to reach the trespass on the lake of como ossuccio resort. Arriving from the provincial to the famous Romanesque bell tower, in front of the island Comacina, climb from the only road and continue until the end in the square young 23. Leave the car in the various parking lots and continue on foot. There are two roads leading to the sacred mountain and then to the sanctuary of Our Lady of Rescue. .. The one on the right, of a very moderate slope, walks through the various UNESCO-listed chapels will prepare you for the spectacular panorama that you can enjoy when you arrive at the shrine. The one on the left can only be driven by adequate means or agricultural resources. faster but steeper. The mysticism of the place achieved will reward you with all the effort. There is also a great eatery where you can taste typical dishes. Continuing further you will find the various fractions. Cremia. .. Cassina... St. Benedict's Monastery and you can reach Boffalora. Don't miss it
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  • Very nice view when you get to the main chapel. The ride there can be difficult for some people. Going there with kids would be an adventure!! It’s a bit hard to see what is inside the chapel on the ascent because it’s a bit dark. The main chapel is fairly small but very beautiful. Again, the main purpose of this ride is to get a nice panoramic view of lake Como. You can see the city of Bellagio from there.
  • Absolutley worth the trip!!
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