The Weekly Travel Postcard – Sacro Monte di Varallo, Italy.
Here is an amazing view from the way to Sacro Monte di Varallo (Sacred Mountain of Varallo), in Italy. It is a very beautiful place I have visited a few years ago. At the top of the Sacro Monte is a sanctuary with a magnificent view on the surrounding mountains and the town of Varallo Sesia in the province of Piedmont, in northern Italy.
This religious complex founded in XVth century (1491) by Franciscan Bernardino Caimi is the oldest so called “Sacro Monte” and was the inspiration for creating many similar places of devotion.
It is situated on a natural terrace on side of Monte Tre Croci (the mountain of 3 crosses), at the altitude of 600 m above sea level and 150 m above the old town of Varallo.
Beside the main church there are many smaller chapels displaying live-size figures depicting the last days of life on Earth, passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The figures are really well done with very natural facial expressions and lots of details. I am attaching one sample depicting Jesus Christ falling under the cross.
I will probably write more about this place in the future.
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