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Museo Baroffio e del Santuario del Sacro Monte Sopra Varese

Piazzetta Monastero, 21100, Varese, Italy
+39 0332 212042
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An hidden gem

Few meters from sanctuary main entrance, this little museum welcomes you with a magnificent view of... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Stefano R
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Varese, Italy
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A little gem, hidden away in Sacro Monte!

A nice little museum, with some wonderful, old pieces, some old Dutch artists, hidden away at the... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2014
Emile B
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Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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The museum opened in 1900 to preserve some of the artistic heritage of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Monte, on the summit of the Sacro Monte of Varese, a Unesco World Heritage site since 2003. Later on the Museum has enriched its heritage thanks to new donations. The most important was the one made by Joseph Baroffio Dall'Aglio who gave the Sanctuary also the money to build the current home. The latest restoration, completed in 2001, widened the exhibition space and enhanced the collections. In eight rooms, including old rooms with rests of frescoes, there are works that tell the history and the art of the Sacro Monte, while the Baroffio picture gallery provides a path among Flemish, Dutch, Lombard, Venetian and Emilian paintings ranging from the 15th to the 18th century. The modern room hosts around sixty works of artists of the 20th century.
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30 Dec 2016
“An hidden gem”
4 Aug 2014
“A little gem, hidden away in Sacro Monte!”
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Piazzetta Monastero, 21100, Varese, Italy
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Few meters from sanctuary main entrance, this little museum welcomes you with a magnificent view of the lakes. Inside a collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, minated books and vestments. Works of flemish artists, Bodini, Guttuso, Sassu, Matisse and many others. Inside also the remains of...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

A nice little museum, with some wonderful, old pieces, some old Dutch artists, hidden away at the beautiful little village of Sacro Monte. The museum will take you not more than an hour or so, but you'll be hapily surpised. Enjoy the rest of the...More

Thank Emile B
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Don't miss this splendid and cozy museum. Small but well-organized, it's rich in masterpieces of renowned italian artists from medieval age to XX century. Enchanting the view to the city and the lakes. Check out the opening hours! Lovely : )

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Reviewed 16 June 2013

right at the top of sacro monte you find this gallery/museum. it has limited opening times so check before you visit. entry was 3 euros, well worth it to see some beautiful objects and paintings.

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