The Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
"The nine Sacri Monti (Holy Mountains) of Northern Italy are groups of chapels and other buildings erected between the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 18th century, dedicated to different aspects of the Christian faith. In addition to their symbolic and spiritual significance, they offer a wonderful example of integration between architecture and the surrounding landscape, characterized by hills, forests and lakes. They also host an important artistic heritage of wall paintings and statues”. This is the motivation by UNESCO as it registered the "Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy" among the World Heritage List in 2003.
The territories of the Sacri Monti offer many opportunities to visit the vast and varied monumental, cultural and landscape heritage that surrounds them: here are some suggestions for a pleasant exploration of local art, traditions and flavours.
Conferences and exhibitions
LAVORI DI RESTAURO DEGLI INTONACI ESTERNI DELLA CAPPELLA I DEL SACRO MONTE DI ORTA (ATRIO E VANO STATUE), DELL'EX LOCALE SOUVENIR E DELLA FACCIATA DEL ROMITORIO
Manutenzione straordinaria della copertura della cappella 18 del Sacro Monte di Varallo,“La resurrezione di Lazzaro”