Church Varese

Church Varese, what to see

Church Varese, what to see

Church Varese, what to see? This land guards an enviable artistic and cultural heritage that can be seen in its numerous churches. 


The XIIIth century collegiate basilica of San Vittore attached to the batipstery, the Madonnina in Prato Sanctuary, the San Antonio alla Motta Church and the one dedicated to St. Joseph, guarding a painting by Procaccini are a few fine examples of the monumental sites that can be found in the Province. 


Shrines and temples scattered across this garden city are some of the things to see in Varese. With the great number of parks that surround it, every church in the Sacro Monte is a popular destination for pilgrims protected by Unesco. Then there is the monastery of Torba, which amazes visitors with its semplicity. 


Another church in the Varese area that you should visit is the parish of Mombello. A structure of Roman origins that displays frescoes by Giovanni Battista De Avocatis, the same that decorated the hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso in Leggiuno, perching on a rock overlooking the Lake Maggiore. It can be reached by taking the 268 step stair that leads to its panoramic look. 

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  • The place that would go on to become the Monastery of Torba , immersed in the lush woodlands of Varese at the foot of the Castelseprio archaeological site, started life in the late-Roman era...
  • The Basilica di San Vittore represents the religious heart of Varese, alongside the Torre Campanaria and the Battistero di San Giovanni. The current structure is the result of work undertaken at...
  • The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso stands on a cliff overlooking Lake Maggiore, in Leggiuno, a virtual balcony facing the lake. The Hermitage can be reached from the square above, from...
  • Art and nature, faith and sport. The Sacro Monte di Varese has something for every tourist. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003, the 17th-century Holy Road and hamlet of Santa Maria del Monte...
  • The Church of the Invention of Santo Stefano is located in the centre of Laveno-Mombello , in the province of Varese . Documented since the 12 th century, over the centuries it has undergone...
  • This is the finest monument of Sesto Calende. Today, the only remnant of the ancient abbey is the Church of San Donato , built between the 9th and 10th century, which is located near a nucleus of...

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