Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Orselina

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Admire Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, a church sitting cliffside above Locarno and boasting great views of the lake and surrounding gorges. The founding of the church dates back to a 15th-century vision of the Virgin Mary, and the belief that a divine presence resides here endures to this day. The highly decorated interior includes many frescoes, paintings, and a life-size sculpture of the last supper. Head to the platform outside the church for the best vistas. Keep in mind that the trek to the church itself can be quite taxing, so consider taking the funicular up and later walking back down to the city. To visit Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso on your holiday in Orselina, and find out what else Orselina has to offer, use our Orselina.
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  • Really wonderful. I live near Como but i habe to say this area is even better. Just my opinion of coarse. You can walk from the lake to the chuch through an ancient path, no cars. Just a little less.....  more
    Really wonderful. I live near Como but i habe to say this area is even better. Just my opinion of coarse. You can walk from the lake to the chuch through an ancient path, no cars. Just a little less.....  more »
  • My wife and me had been hiking the beautiful 'Sentiero Collina Alta' and when arriving at Orselina we decided to go down to Locarno by Madonna del Sasso, using for the last part the 'Via Crucis... 
    My wife and me had been hiking the beautiful 'Sentiero Collina Alta' and when arriving at Orselina we decided to go down to Locarno by Madonna del Sasso, using for the last part the 'Via Crucis...  more »
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  • If you plan to visit only the church and not go to the cardada summit, I would suggest that you take the bus rather than the funicular. Mt San Salvador and other summits have a better funicular ride.
  • Church on the hill with beautiful artistic interior. You can go inside for free. But wait, there's more. From this place you have great view on the downtown of Locarno city. I personally recommend to go this place from downtown. It is a nice walk. PS: At this place are also restrooms.

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