Varese and its Holy Mount with taste

Varese is a cute city 60 kms far from noisy Milan. Over the centuries it was chosen as a tourist destination by noble and bourgeois people for its mild climate and its natural setting. After a complete visit to its historical centre, you will reach the nearby Holy Mount, its highlight; a panoramic walk overlooking the lakes, sipping the well-known Borducan elisir

Meeting with a licensed tour guide in Varese. Its visit links up the most representative civil and religious places, stopping at suggestive courtyards and hidden, up to Varese election as the “garden city”, when it became the seat of the Court of Francis III of Este Duke of Modena and also the selected area to build villas of pleasures, surrounded by big and luxuriant parks.

Tasting of local sweets in a historical café. Individual lunch. Transfer, by private car/minivan, to the Holy Mount, a UNESCO Heritage Sites since 2003. The about 2km-long cobbled route is dedicated to the cult of the Virgin and it is made up of 14 marvelous chapels of XVII cent., housing terracotta statues and frescoes telling the mysteries of the Rosary. The Sanctuary is perched on the top of the walking path. It is rich in works of art and, around it, there are a monastery, still now housing some hermit nuns, and a village full of
history and charm as well as dotted with scenic views from where you can admire the natural beauty of the land and its lakes. Aperitif based on a local alcoholic drink made using orange and fresh herbs. Back to Varese by car/minivan.

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