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Funicolare Sacro Monte

Sacro Monte, Varese, Italy
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Fast way to conquer the mountain

The Funicolare is a super fast and cheap way to reach the top of Sacro Monte. A ticket costs only 1... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Leuven, Belgium

The Funicolare ran weekends when we were there, and the bus to Sacre Monte, where we lived, stopped... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Sandnes, Norway
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  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The Funicolare is a super fast and cheap way to reach the top of Sacro Monte. A ticket costs only 1 euro. You need coins to pay for the ticket, but there is a machine that changes money available, so no worries. The ride only...More

Thank CarolienBAC
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Funicolare ran weekends when we were there, and the bus to Sacre Monte, where we lived, stopped at the bottom to let us take the last part on the Funicolare-so steep! Took us right to our Hotel Colonne. Try if you can!

1  Thank AuntMom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

It´s a ride up the hill about 5/7 min to a place with a fantastic views form the lake and Como. To visit.

Thank AnabelaBaptista
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Only works on Sat. and Sun. in summer and religious holidays. Few buses go all the way to it so you have a long walk to get to it and it only takes you two-thirds of the way up Sacro Monte and so is hopeless...More

Thank argentesi
Reviewed 10 May 2016

A short ride but fabulous views from the top. The monastery is well worth a visit. Be aware that parts close noon to 2.

1  Thank sharon33191
Reviewed 2 March 2016

A visit to Sacre Monte is a must for anybody visiting the Varese area. Probably the best way to get there is by using the funicolare, which takes you sedately to the top whilst enjoying the most spectacular views.

2  Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We used the Funicolare up to Sacro Monte because we could not find the walking path in the beginning. It is a good alternative if you prefer to walk the chapels way down. You get a beautiful view over the valley and it only takes...More

2  Thank Sabmue
Reviewed 26 May 2015

No person to assist, none needed. Put your $ in the machine and you get the ride to the bottom or top. Not sure where the but transfer takes you for the extra .40 but we just paid an additional $1,30 eu and went to...More

Thank tipytoo
Reviewed 25 May 2015

I love Sacro Monte and the Nature Park Campo Dei Fiori and the fresh air and trees up there . I often take the cable car to come down from Sacro Monte after walking up from Prima Cappella to Le Tre Croci to the Osservatorio...More

Thank Obelixa
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Peaceful funicular ride through trees to the top of this spectacular site. I took it down because I wanted to hike up, but you can take it both ways.

2  Thank metalauren
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