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The Unesco Sacred Mountains!

But ... what are the Sacred Mountains?

"Nine Sacred Mountains of Northern Italy are groups of chapels and other architectural structures built between the XVI and XVII century, dedicated to different aspects of the Christian faith. In addition to their symbolic and spiritual meaning, they possess remarkable qualities of beauty, virtue and pleasantness, and are integrated in a natural environment and landscape of hills, forests and lakes. They also contain very important artistic artifacts (paintings and statues)". With this motivation, in 2003, UNESCO inscribed the site "Sacred Mountains of Piedmont and Lombardy" in the World Heritage List.

The theory of chapels with statues, paintings and frescos, says episodes and mysteries of the holy life merges with the cozy environment and helps to define the features of each monument. Fine examples of landscape architecture, the Sacred Mountains are an important point of 'meeting for the believers and lovers of art.

The Sacred Mountains in Piedmont: Unesco Heritage!

The Black Madonna in Oropa, the Sacred Mountain of Orta and its romantic lake, the Sacred mountain of Crea, the Monferrato hills and its wines, the Sacred Mountain of Belmonte, the morenic hills in Canavese and the city of Turin…



Lake Maggiore and the Sacred Mount of the S.S. Trinity of Ghiffa.

The Sacro Monte is located at the foot of Mount Carciago in a wonderful position overlooking Lake Maggiore. A unfinished baroque complex referring to the borromeica conception and architectural models of the Sacred Mountains of Orta and Varese. Consisting of the church of the Sanctuary, three chapels and the cloisters of the Via Crucis, the entire complex is surrounded by 200 hectares of natural reserve...

The Sacro Monte di Orta and its romantic lake.

So Piero Chiara, writer and poet, described it: "Orta, watercolor of God, seems painted on a backdrop of silk, with its Sacred Mountain behind, his noble promenade lined with closed buildings, the quiet square with sides contrite behind the foliage of the chestnut trees, and in front of the island of San Giulio, similar to the aircraft Dante's purgatory, hesitating between water and sky "

In short, the description of a perfect combination of mysticism, art and romance...

The Sacro Monte di Crea, the hills of Monferrato and the great wines of Piedmont!

Located on one of the highest hills of Monferrato (455 m), in the province of Alessandria, its special location it is enhanced by an exceptional panoramic view of the surrounding hills and the Alps. The 23 chapels along the shady paths of the place, tell the most important episodes in the life of Maria, Jesus and some Saints....

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