Percorrendo le Vie Rosmini -  Mattarella e attraversando la tangenziale cittadina, si raggiunge un sentiero lastricato che conduce alla cima del Colle di Mattarella (400 m.s.l.m), su cui è stato edificato, nella metà del 1600, il Sacro Monte Calvario. Il percorso è costituito da quindici cappelle, con all’interno statue di grandezza naturale che rappresentano e narrano il percorso della Passione di Cristo. Dal 1991 il Sacro Monte Calvario è una riserva naturale speciale della Regione Piemonte e recentemente è stato riconosciuto come patrimonio dell’UNESCO

                                        
 
 
 
SACRO MONTE CALVARIO
Leaving the streets of Rosmini and Mattarella, crossing over the “Dalla Chiesa” city by-pass  you come to a paved path which leads  you to the top of “Colle di Mattarella” (400 metres above sea level). There are 15 little sanctuaries along this path  in which life size statues portray the course of Christ’s Passion.  The “Sacro Monte Calvario”, built in the middle of the 17th century, sits at the top of this hill and has represented a special Nature Reserve since 1991. Recently it has also been recognised as a UNESCO heritage. THE CASTLE AND GARDENS OF THE ROSMINIAN PRIESTS Even today the ruins of the medieval castle, once a military rampart and the Ossola Administrative offices, dominate the “Colle di Mattarella”, creating an ideal setting for peaceful walks with enchanting views over the valley.The Rosminian Convent rises next to these ruins and its gardens (open to the public) not only offer an oasis of peace, but are also a haven of plants, even exotic ones such as sequoias, camphors, yews, conifers and other ornamental shrubs. “Sacro Monte Calvario" Nature Reserve has also set up an acclimatizing centre for  nocturnal birds of prey creating a point of interest for those who love both nature and animals.

 

 
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