Going to Oropa is always a pleasure, for the relax and the landscapes. You can visit the church and the chapel, the library and the long aisles with all the "ex voto" representing a piece of history of the lands and the traditions of the people. But you can also start walking around and going in the “passeggiata dei preti”... 更多
One of the most spectacular Sanctuaries in Italy. Surrounded by the mountains is a must see if traveling in Piedmont! A trekking in the wood to reach the place from Biella is highly recommended. And for those who will make it, a tasty polenta will be the award!
Well worth visiting to see the ancient chapel and the Black Madonna. We walked there from Biella but there was plenty of car spaces available. The accommodation was clean and basic but understand there are more upmarket suites
I have been here several times over the years and the view is always charming. The sanctuary is set against a backdrop of majestic alps, and the church itself is beautiful with it's mysterious looking black Madonna and baby Jesus. We arrived while a mass was being held and were allowed to enter and hear it. It was quite beautiful.... 更多
Santuario di Oropa is a sanctuary built on the foothills of the alps with an ancient basilica and the restored grounds of a former monastery. It is a beautiful property--magnificent architecture, with breathtaking views of the mountains in the background and Italian villages in the foreground. There are many rooms for rental, and even conference rooms for larger gatherings. Just... 更多
Interesting stay - very busy in August which is to be expected. When the coaches leave it's magical and quiet. Breathtaking surroundings and for those faithful worshippers a wonderful retreat.
This is a former monastery. The rooms were the cells the religious stayed in so they are not large. We had 2 twin beds, hard, thin mattresses with rough sheets. After a long day of touring and lots of walking we didn't really care and it made it feel more like a pilgrimage to a monastery (it was!) than a... 更多
Spent 4 days there. Reservation made via their web site. Staff are multi-lingual. Rooms were very comfortable with antique style furniture with a wonderful crucifix and portrait of Our Lady on the wall. Many choices of restaurants to eat. Remember to try the polenta concia; a local recipe. The Santuario is very spiritual, not just religious tourism. The old church... 更多
I think it's one of the best sanctuary of Italy. It's located in a place called Oropa, near Biella a city in Piemonte region, on the north ouest of Milan. The only public transport which arrives on the sanctuary is touristic bus or ur own car. It's a big sanctuary with famous Black Madonna statue. It's a beautiful and big... 更多