The Sacro Monte di Varese is located about 5 km northwest of Varese in the northwest of Lombardy.
It is one of the nine sacri monti in the Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont which were inscribed on the UNESCO list
of World Heritage Sites in 2003. It has an altitude of 807 metres above sea-level.
It consists of the Holy Road and the Sanctuary, as well as the small medieval village surrounding the Sanctuary. The Holy
Road with its 14 chapels, rise up the mountain to the little village of Santa Maria del Monte and it ends with the
Sanctuary (15th chapel) dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The rise is 2 kilometers along on a pebbly path, and every
chapel represents one of the Mysteries of Jesus Christ’s life.