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Sacro Monte of Ossuccio

Located on the western shore of Lake Como, on a slope behind Ossuccio (Municipality of Tremezzina), the Sacred Mount offers a splendid view of the lake, the mountains and the Comacina island. 
Dedicated to the mysteries of the Rosary, it was presumably built by will of the Franciscans and the local noble families starting from the mid-seventeenth century and completed in 1710.  It consists of fourteen chapels distributed along the path that climbs up to the sanctuary.  The buildings, with articulated shapes and structures, surrounded by lush vegetation and olive groves, are in harmony with the landscape. The two hundred and thirty statues, in stucco and terracotta, were mostly shaped by Agostino Silva, while the frescoes were the work of artists such as Carlo Gaffuri, Francesco Innocenzo Torriani and Giovan Paolo Recchi. 

Map of the Sacro Monte

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The Sacri Monti

Contacts

Sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso di Ossuccio

Via al Santuario , 22010 Tremezzina, Ossuccio

Phone: +39 0344 55211 E-mail: santuariobvsoccorso@libero.it Web Site: http://www.comunicare.it/ofmcap/luoghi/ossuccio



Questo portale www.sacrimonti.org è un progetto finanziato a valere sui fondi della Legge 20 febbraio 2006, n. 77
Misure speciali di tutela e fruizione dei siti italiani di interesse culturale, paesaggistico e ambientale inseriti nella lista del patrimonio mondiale posti sotto la tutela dell'UNESCO
This work was carried out with funds made available under Law 77 of 20 February 2006


Progetto Interreg "MAIN10ANCE" ID 473472

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