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Encyclopedia > Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardya
UNESCO World Heritage Site
State Party  Italy
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Identification #1068
Regionb Europe and North America

Inscription History UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ...

Formal Inscription: 2003
27th Session

a Name as officially inscribed on the WH List
b As classified officially by UNESCO
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...

Sacro Monte di Varallo. Basilica
Sacro Monte di Crea. Sanctuary
Sacro Monte di Domodossola

The Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy (Italian: "Sacred Mountains") are a series of nine groups of chapels and other architectural features in northern Italy, created in the late 16th and 17th centuries and dedicated to different aspects of the Christian faith. In addition to their symbolic spiritual meaning, they are of great beauty by virtue of the skill with which they have been integrated into the surrounding natural landscape of hills, forests and lakes. They also house much important artistic material in the form of wall paintings and statuary. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 688 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo of Basilic church at Sacro Monte di Varallo (XV century), Varallo Sesia (VC), Italy File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 688 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo of Basilic church at Sacro Monte di Varallo (XV century), Varallo Sesia (VC), Italy File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 360 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 360 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 615 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 615 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy... A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up spiritual in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


They were chosen to become a World Heritage site in the year 2003. Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...


The model of the Sacred Mountain is a Christian creation dating from the late 15th century, that during the Counter-Reformation spread from Italy to Europe and the New World. A Sacred Mountain in a devotional complex standing on the slopes of a mountain, with a series of chapels or kiosks containing scenes from the life of Christ, the Virgin Mary or the Saints, in the form of painting or sculptures. As a re-evocation of the New Jerusalem, Sacred Mountains offered pilgrims an opportunity to visit the Holy Places by conjuring up, on a smaller scale, the buildings in which Christ's Passion took place. The Sacred Mountains stand on high ground, at some distance from the town centre, in a more natural setting. They are usually reached by pilgrimage. The itinerary leading up to the Sacred Mountain often re-evokes the Via Dolorosa, the road leading from Jerusalem to Calvary along which Christ carried the Cross. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Counter-Reformation or the Catholic Reformation was a strong reaffirmation of the doctrine and structure of the Catholic Church, climaxing at the Council of Trent, partly in reaction to the growth of Protestantism. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... Aedicula (diminutive of Latin aedis or aedes, a temple or house), a small house or temple,--a household shrine holding small altars or the statues of the Lares and Penates. ... Christ is the English of the Greek word (Christós), which literally means The Anointed One. ... The term Virgin Mary has several different meanings: Mary, the mother of Jesus, the historical and multi-denominational concept of Mary Blessed Virgin Mary, the Roman Catholic theological and doctrinal concept of Mary Marian apparitions shrines to the Virgin Mary Virgin Mary in Islam, the Islamic theological and doctrinal concept... General definition of saint In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. ... For building painting, see painter and decorator. ... Sculptor redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Monument to pilgrims in Burgos, Spain This article is on religious pilgrims. ... The Passion is the theological term used for the suffering, both physical and mental, of Jesus in the hours prior to and including his trial and execution by crucifixion. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Via Dolorosa (Latin for Way of Grief) is a street in the Old City of Jerusalem. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... Golgotha redirects here. ... Christ is the English of the Greek word (Christós), which literally means The Anointed One. ...


The Nine Sacri Monti are:

Façade of the basilica. ... Varallo Sesia a town (7000 inhabitants) in the province of Vercelli in the Piedmont region of Italy from which it is 34 miles N.N.W. by rail, situated in Valsesia, 1480 feet, 450 meters above sea-level. ... Vercelli (It. ... Façade of the sanctuary. ... Serralunga di Crea is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 45 km east of Turin and about 35 km northwest of Alessandria. ... Alessandria (It. ... Sacro Monte di Orta. ... Orta San Giulio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100 km northeast of Turin and about 40 km northwest of Novara. ... Novara (It. ... Varese is a city in north-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 55 km north of Milan. ... Sacro Monte di Oropa. ... Biella (Latin: Bugella) is a town and comune in the northern Italian region of Piemonte, the capital of the province of the same name, with 45,500 inhabitants as of the 2001 census. ... Biella (It. ... Ossuccio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 20 km northeast of Como. ... Como (It. ... Interior of the sanctuary. ... Country Italy Region Piedmont Province Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB) Mayor Elevation 201 m Area 13. ... Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (It. ... Sacro Monte di Domodossola The Sacred Mountain of Domodossola (also known as Sacro Monte Calvario) is a Roman Catholic sanctuary on the Mattarella Hill, overlooking Domodossola (Piedmont, northern Italy). ... Domodossola is a city in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, in the region of Piedmont, Italy, earlier known as Oscela, Oscella, Oscella dei Leponzi, Ossolo, Ossola Lepontiorum, and Domo dOssola (because its in the Ossola valley). ... View of the sanctuary. ... Country Italy Region Piedmont Province Province of Turin (TO) Mayor Elevation m Area 11. ... Turin (It. ...

External links

  • Unesco Site
  • Official web site for European Sacred Mounts
  • The nine Sacro Monte of the Italian lakes. The nine Sacro Monte of the Italian lakes were developed for pilgrims in the 15th and 16th centuries as an alternative to traveling to the holy land.
  • The Chapels of the Sacro Monte Varese The Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Monte and the 14 Chapels, dedicated to the mysteries of the Rosary.


 
 

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