Sanctuary of Monte d'Orta

The sanctuary dedicated to St Francis of Assisi and set on a wooded hilltop overlooking Orta San Giulio is a renowned place of pilgrimage. It consists of twenty Baroque chapels, decorated with frescoes that serve as a background to groups of lifelike terracotta statues depicting the saint's life. The sanctuary is part of the Sacred Mountains on the Unesco World Heritage list.

Useful information

Address : 

28016 Orta-San-Giulio

Opening hours

access by tourist train, telephone for pricelist

Nearby tourist attractions

Island of San Giulio Island of San Giulio
Island of San Giulio
This tiny (300m long and 160m wide)
Lago d'Orta
Lago d'Orta
Lago d'Orta is separated from Lake
Dominating Stresa and Lake Maggiore from
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