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The Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy are nine groups of chapels and other architectural features in northern Italy that have been recognised as World Heritage Sites. Built in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, they are dedicatedn to different aspects of the Catholic faith, and are considered sites of great beauty.


Sacro Monte of Serralunga di Crea, one of the Sacri Monti of Piedmont
Sacro Monte of Serralunga di Crea, one of the Sacri Monti of Piedmont
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The Sacri Monti, which means "sacred mountains" are structures that are integrated into their surrounding landscapes of hills, forests and lakes. The Sacri Monti take their model on a Christian feature from the late 15th century. They are a series of chapels or kiosks where imageries of Christ, the Virgin Mary or Saints are painted or depicted in sculptures.

Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 29 June - 5 July, 2003.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 45 58 28.4 E 9 10 10.4
Inscription Year: 2003
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV
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