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 rises up the mountain to the little village of Santa Maria del Monte; it ends with the Sanctuary (15th chapel) dedicated to the Virgin Mary [top background], designed by the architect Bartolomeo Gadio. The rise is 2 kilometers along on a pebbly path, and every chapel represents one of the Mysteries of Jesus Christ’s life.
Glass no. 0000 [near left] shows a view of Sacro Monte di Varese that is almost identical to that depicted on
glass no. 3683 [far left]. Glass no. 0000 is labeled Dalla XI Cappella ('From Chapel no. 11'),
of which a small part can be seen on the extreme right of the picture. Chapel XI is dedicated to the Resurrection of Our Lord
and was designed by the architect Giuseppe Bernasconi.