Sacro Monte di Varese

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Sacred Mountain of Varese
Sacro Monte di Varese
Santuario di Santa Maria del Monte
Chapel V of the Sacro Monte Varese.jpg
Sacro Monte di Varese.
Basic information
Location Varese, Italy
Geographic coordinates 45°51′37″N 8°47′36″E / 45.860361°N 8.793222°E / 45.860361; 8.793222Coordinates: 45°51′37″N 8°47′36″E / 45.860361°N 8.793222°E / 45.860361; 8.793222
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Varese
Ecclesiastical or organizational status National monument
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 1604
Completed 1623

The Sacro Monte di Varese (literally ‘Sacred Mount of Varese’) is one of the nine sacri monti in the Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont which were inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2003.

The devotional complex is located in Parco del Campo dei Fiori 6km north of Varese. It consists of fourteen chapels that were constructed between 1604 and 1623.