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Special Nature Reserve of Sacro Monte SS. Trinità, Ghiffa

Excursion area
Ghiffa. Itinerary winding through the Nature Reserve of Sacro Monte

Period
March – November.

Road access
To reach the starting point, take the A26 motorway towards Gravellona Toce, leaving at the exit for Verbania. Follow the signs for Verbania/Locarno (Switzerland).
After the town of Intra, a hamlet of Verbania, continue on the SS34 highway to Ghiffa. Follow the signs for Sacro Monte.

Description of the itinerary
Path for the disabled (on a wheelchair or for the partially sighted) created by Ghiffa town council, which in addition to the monument visiting circuit, runs along the convenient forest road towards Cà del Bosco. Sacro Monte della Santissima Trinità di Ghiffa is set on a spectacular panoramic terrace of about 200 hectares of woodland overlooking Lake Maggiore with its range of baroque monuments. The slopes of Mount Cargiago are home to a nature reserve of about 200 hectares containing numerous paths lined with dry stone walls and characteristic votive chapels. Starting from the car park opposite the entrance to the park, follow the “ribbon” leading to the concrete based forest road that will take you to Ca’ del Bosco; on the way back stop and visit the range of monuments, built at the beginning of the 17th century as an extension of a late Roman oratory, a project that never reached completion, ending with just three chapels. The predominant theme of the complex is the mystery of the Holy Trinity, to which the Via Crucis porch and the chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows were added, with a proposition of the traditional, eighteenth-century theme of the Passion of Christ.

Notes
Type of route: concrete with wooden fencing

Tourist information
Sacro Monte della Santissima Trinità di Ghiffa Special Nature Reserve
Via SS. Trinità 48 - 28823 Ghiffa - Tel. 0323 59870

- www.sacromonteghiffa.it
Museo dell’Arte del Cappello (Hat Museum): Corso Belvedere 279 - 28823 Ghiffa
Tel. 0323 59209 / 845379 -

- www.museodellartedelcappello.it
Tourist Office of Verbania: Corso Zanitello 6/8 - 28922 Verbania Pallanza
Tel. 0323 503249 / 556669 -

Pro Loco di Verbania (local tourist office) - Viale delle Magnolie 1 - 28922 Verbania Pallanza
Tel. 0323 557676 -

DIRECTLY CONTACT THE TOURIST OFFICE OF VERBANIA

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