Varese

Nestled in the foothills of the Swiss alps, Varese is an outdoor rambler’s dream. Baroque and art nouveau villas are scattered among a painterly patchwork of mountains, rivers, wetlands, and Alpine lakes, capped by the UNESCO-listed Sacro Monte di Varese—a popular pilgrimage destination.

Museo Tattile Varese

In all the museums of the world it is forbidden to touch, in this no. Because knowing through touch is a fantastic opportunity to understand the world and art, even for all those who see, that can doing blindfolded visits, and it is a way to allow people who do not see us to know about art through hands. This museum houses a collection of wooden tactile models which, like a three-dimensional...

Museo Baroffio e del Santuario del Sacro Monte Sopra Varese

The museum opened in 1900 to preserve some of the artistic heritage of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Monte, on the summit of the Sacro Monte of Varese, a Unesco World Heritage site since 2003. Later on the Museum has enriched its heritage thanks to new donations. The most important was the one made by Joseph Baroffio Dall'Aglio who gave the Sanctuary also the money to build the current home....

Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese

The Sacro Monte of Varese Unesco, is far few kilometers from the city. It consists of the Holy Road and the Sanctuary. The Holy Road with its 14 chapels, rise the mountain up to the little village of Santa Maria del Monte and it ends with the Sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin. The rise is 2 kilometers along on a pebbly path, and every chapel represents one of the Mystery of Jesus’s life. You...