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Sacro Monte di Ossuccio

One of the nine pre-alpine Sacred Mountains, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a privileged place for reflection and spirituality

Where
Via Santuario, 22016 Tremezzina – Frazione Ossuccio (CO)
Contacts
+39 0344 55211
Official site

The Santuario della Madonna del Soccorso and the chapels of the Sacro Monte occupy an enchanting, panoramic position overlooking the village of Ossuccio, on the western bank of Lake Como.

The architectural complex of the Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is situated in Garzola and comprises 14 chapels, the Church and the portico opposite, the Cappella della Beata Vergine del Soccorso and the Bell tower.

The chapels are located along Viale del Santuario which leads from Garzola to the Santuario. The construction of the complex dates back to between the 16th and 18th centuries.

Popular tradition links the origins of devotion to the Madonna at the site to an ancient statue and painting of Mary. The white marble statue, which was probably hidden at the site in times of battles and invasions, was discovered by a deaf and mute child who was then miraculously cured; the statue is now located in a votive chapel attached to the Santuario.

The painting – which depicts the Virgin Mary with the Baby Jesus and Saint Euphemia, the patron saint of the nearby parish of Isola – dates back to 1501 and is displayed above one of the side altars in the Santuario. As visitors climb the long road to the Santuario del Soccorso, they pass the chapels – which represent the Mysteries of the Rosary – and have the chance to discover the key phases in Christian life, in representation of the journey towards the house of the Holy Father.

Experiencing the effort of walking, before stopping to contemplate and meditate, offers visitors the chance to see their own lives reflected in that of Christ, guided by the hand of his mother Mary.

The Sacro Monte della Beata Vergine del Soccorso di Ossuccio was in 2003 named a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with a series of Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy.

The Santuario is located in the municipality of Tremezzina on the western bank of Lake Como, 25 kilometres from the town of Como itself. It is situated on the slope of the mountain at 400 metres above sea level, overlooking the villages of Ossuccio and Lenno and facing Isola Comacina.

The Santuario, which is completely isolated, is surrounded by fields, olive groves and wooded areas. Its position on a small hill means visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the central part of the lake.

The only way to reach the Santuario is on foot, along the road lined with chapels. Elderly, sick or disabled people may be transported from the fourth chapel to the Santuario by car on request, but numbers are limited.

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Places

Village of ossuccio

On the shores of Lake Como, where its pastel houses are reflected on the water, is known for its UNESCO heritage: the Sacro Monte
  • Villages
Village of Ossuccio
470 mt

Complex of saints faustino and giovita

  • Religious Tourism
Complex of Saints Faustino and Giovita
1.11 km

Comacina Island and the Antiquarium Museum

  • Art & Culture
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Villa del Balbianello

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Villa del Balbianello
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The Magnolia of Azzano

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Museo di ceramiche antiche Giuseppe Gianetti

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Tremezzina

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Villa Carlotta

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Villa Carlotta
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The Plane Trees of Villa Carlotta

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Argegno

A village of Roman origins that, since ancient times, has been a fortified center inserted in a vast defensive system
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The Villa Melzi d’Eril Gardens

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La Crocetta

The trenches of the Linea Cadorna
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Menaggio e Cadenabbia Golf Club

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Bellagio

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Bellagio,Como Lake
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The Michoacan Pine at Villa Melzi

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The Liriodendrons of Villa Melzi

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By bike from Menaggio to Porlezza

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Events

Pasquetta del Viandante da Lierna a Varenna

ritrovo in Via Panizza Luigi
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Pasquetta del Viandante da Lierna a Varenna
9.82 km

Bellano - Varenna: le perle del Lario sul sentiero del Viandante

ritrovo in Via XX Settembre, 72
Via XX Settembre, 72, 23822, Bellano, LC
27/04/2024
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Bellano - Varenna: le perle del Lario sul sentiero del Viandante
12.02 km

Bellano - Varenna: le perle del Lario sul sentiero del Viandante

ritrovo in Via XX Settembre, 72
Via XX Settembre, 72, 23822, Bellano, LC
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Bellano - Varenna: le perle del Lario sul sentiero del Viandante
12.02 km

Kant e il sublime nella critica del giudizio

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12/03/2024
  • Art & Culture
Kant e il sublime nella critica del giudizio
12.05 km

Chitarra, storia e tipologie

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09/04/2024
  • Art & Culture
Chitarra, storia e tipologie
12.05 km

Voci nascoste, le artiste che hanno sfidato il sistema

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14/05/2024
  • Art & Culture
Voci nascoste, le artiste che hanno sfidato il sistema
12.05 km

Da Bellano a Dorio: castelli e torrenti sul Sentiero del Viandante

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Via XX Settembre, 57, 23822, Bellano, LC
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Da Bellano a Dorio: castelli e torrenti sul Sentiero del Viandante
12.09 km

Festa della donna con il cane

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10/03/2024
  • Active & Green
Festa della donna con il cane
12.13 km

Tremate tremate le streghe sono tornate

Enoteca Comini
Via Montello, 1, 23826, Mandello del Lario, LC
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Tremate tremate le streghe sono tornate
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Le ragazze fantasma

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Armonie di forza e di grazia

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Donna&montagna

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Artemisia gentileschi

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Alla scoperta del museo di Mandello

chiesa arcipretale di San Lorenzo
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Alla scoperta del museo di Mandello
12.85 km

Escursione al rifugio Bietti

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Benvenuti in paradiso

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Activities

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E-bike Tour of Three Lakes and Idyllic Mountain Life

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E-bike Classic Lake Como Villages with a Local Touch

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Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como

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Let's taste Como Lake

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Cruise & Dinner from Varenna

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Villas and Flavors of Lake Como

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Cook with us - Lake Como

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Where to sleep

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LA CASA DI ZIA LELLA di Fasoli Luisa Palma

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CASA LUI & TONI di SOLDATI RENATO

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Appartamento di Ayachi Nuri 2

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Appartamento Ayachi Nuri 1

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LOCANDA GARZOLA

Tremezzina
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B & B GARZOLA

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B & B  GARZOLA
413 mt

CASA GELSOMINO DI IMMOBILIARE REGINA S.R.L.

TREMEZZINA
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419 mt

CHALET MIMOSA di FASOLI ANTONELLA

Tremezzina
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436 mt

Appartamento Tettamanti Giorgio e Simunov Maria (sub 13)

Tremezzina
Appartamento Tettamanti Giorgio e Simunov Maria (sub 13)
453 mt

BALCONE SULLE GRIGNE di Vaccani Claudio

TREMEZZINA
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492 mt

TERRAZZA SUL LAGO di Bariani Piergiorgio (sub 0)

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TERRAZZA SUL LAGO di Bariani Piergiorgio (sub 0)
495 mt

BELLA COMACINA di ZUCCARI MATTEO

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BELLA COMACINA di ZUCCARI MATTEO
508 mt

VILLA THEA di Craviotto Tommaso

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514 mt

APARTMENT SANT'AGATA - TREMEZZINA DI SMIRNOVA OLGA

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APARTMENT SANT'AGATA - TREMEZZINA DI SMIRNOVA OLGA
518 mt

CORTEN HOME DI NICOLETTA SILVA

Tremezzina
CORTEN HOME DI NICOLETTA SILVA
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APPARTAMENTO MORGANTI - LA CA' DI MAU

Tremezzina
APPARTAMENTO MORGANTI - LA CA' DI MAU
518 mt

Appartamento di Paolo Cairoli

Tremezzina
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518 mt

SANT'AGATA BELLAVISTA di UOTILA JAAKKO ILMARI

Tremezzina
SANT'AGATA BELLAVISTA di UOTILA JAAKKO ILMARI
518 mt