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Chapel Seven - The Scourging at the Pillar

Where
Sacro Monte di Varese
Viale del Santuario, Via Prima Cappella, Varese

The Seventh Chapel of the Sacro Monte di Varese, dedicated to the Scouring at the Pillar, was one of the first to be completed in 1609, thanks to the noble patrons of the arts, Francesco and Girolamo Litta. 

 

The chapel enjoys surprising views over the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Monte, which can be seen among the houses of the village, encouraging pilgrims on their ascent. The architect, Bernascone carefully chose the position, making the climb up to the chapel an experience that connects to the suffering represented in the Sorrowful Mysteries. 
The frescos inside the chapel are the work of Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli, known as “Il Morazzone”, and they represent a sequence of events prior to the scourging, in dialogue with Retti’s statues.
The chapel is also decorated with lunettes containing portraits of those who commissioned it, the Litta brothers, and with frescos in the dome, showing angels that express and contribute to heightening the sense of sorrow. 
 

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Chapel Fourteen - The Assumption of Mary

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Chapel Thirteen - The Descent of the Holy Spirit

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Chapel 12: the Ascension of Christ

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Chapel Eleven - The Resurrection

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Chapel Ten - The Crucifixion

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Chapel Nine - Jesus Climbs the Calvary

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Chapel Eight - The Crowning with the Thorns

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Chapel Six - Jesus Praying in the Garden

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Chapel Five – The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

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Chapel Three - Nativity

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Sacro Monte of Varese

Perched on a hill with breathtaking views, Sacro Monte di Varese has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2003.
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Suggestive view of the tenth chapel of Sacro Monte di Varese, with the arch in the foreground, reflecting the artistic and spiritual beauty of this UNESCO site
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