It's easy to find and the main Church is fairly plain but peaceful and has some impressive statues. It was however quite confusing trying to find the main entrance.. and there was nobody to ask.. we only found the "entrance" as we were leaving! So check the details before visiting.
Everything was closed apart from the church in total darkness,but the sight of an old Franciscan monk feeding about 20 cats running around the place was interesting. Obviously an important place in the history of pilgrims,it was nice just to be in this small place for a short time.
It's an interesting journey to find this place but it is worth it. The chapels and temples were built at the time of the expansion of the Ottoman empire that made travel to Jerusalem a dangerous journey for Christian pilgrims: this site provided a safer alternative for pilgrimage. The leaflet, available at the church, provides an explanation but the board,... 更多
We visited Sacro Monte de San Vivaldo, on a Sunday , so we were able to hear Mass. The history and the beauty of this place is breathtaking. The forest around the whole area is ideal for a picnic , there wooden tables and chairs close to the main Church. Very close there is 17 small Chapels , each one... 更多
We made a detour here after a morning in San Gimignano and were really glad we did. We arrived for 3pm (when the site opens) and sure enough a monk from the monastery duly arrived after a few minutes and we enjoyed a private tour of the chapels. Having spent hours looking at famous frescos alongside thousands of other tourists... 更多
Anyone who knows the whole of "Sacri Monti" (Holy Mountains) of Piedmont and Lombardy (of which today nine are included... 更多
Highly recommend a full morning here. We were a group of six friends interested initially in the architecture of this... 更多
Finding San Vivaldo is a bit of a challenge. There were many twists and turns down country lanes to arrive... 更多