Trip Planner: Europe / Italy / Piedmont / Province of Vercelli / Varallo / Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie is located in Varallo. To visit Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie and other attractions in Varallo, use our Varallo journey planner.
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie reviews
What a gem! If you go to the Sacro Monte, please stop off in the town of Varallo to see this gorgeous church, in my opinion more beautiful than the sanctuary.
What a gem! If you go to the Sacro Monte, please stop off in the town of Varallo to see this gorgeous church, in my opinion more beautiful than the sanctuary. more »
all the pilgrims coming to Varallo had a preview of Sacro Monte in this church , which is located at the start of the cable car.
all the pilgrims coming to Varallo had a preview of Sacro Monte in this church , which is located at the start of the cable car. more »
This is a can’t-miss place in Varallo, the most beautiful church of the area, even better than the sanctuary
This is a can’t-miss place in Varallo, the most beautiful church of the area, even better than the sanctuary more »
Such an amazing place in the middle of Varallo! The church has the famous fresco from Gaudenzio Ferrari, important artist form the Renaissance. Through the App “Gaudenzio”, made by Politecnico di Torino and Ulixe Group, in collaboration with Abbonamento Musei, it is possible to discover more about its details using augmented reality
The modest exterior hides a surprising fresco on the front wall, before the main altar. It describes in 22 paintings the life and passion of Jesus. It also has other interesting elements that deserve to be appreciated. But the fresh, obliges the visit to this church!
Stumbled upon this church by accident and it turned out to be a stunning beauty! The paintings are of high artistic value and drawn in great detail.
The church, with a single nave, was built in 1497 in late Gothic style at the behest of the Franciscan friar Bernardino Caimi, also the creator of the nearby Sacro Monte. Its exterior appearance, bare and humble, should not be misleading: the inside of the building houses the tramezzo entirely frescoed by Gaudenzio Ferrari (1475/1480 - 1546), in which the grandiose central Crucifixion is surrounded by twenty panels illustrating The Life and Passion of Christ. It is therefore a Biblia Pauperum among the most artistically important in the whole of northern Italy. The pictorial cycle, created in 1513, is probably the supreme masterpiece of the Piedmontese painter, perhaps even superior to the Concerto degli Angeli frescoed on the vault of the dome of the Sanctuary of the Beata Vergine dei Miracoli in Saronno. An unmissable visit for all art lovers.
At the base of the Sacro Monte stands the church and Franciscan convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, a church in simple Gothic forms according to the model desired by Bernardino of Siena, i.e. the separation of the celebration of rites and that reserved for preaching. The separation was accomplished with a normally frescoed partition, as a background to the preaching. This partition follows the canonical structure: three arched openings on the base of the wall, above it is divided into twenty squares of equal size and a central square is equivalent to the space of four squares. Magnificent work!
Plan your trip to Varallo
Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Varallo
Trips in Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie by other users
13 days in Baveno BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Cantiere Nautico Semprinia Srl Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto Piazza della Chiesa 15 days in Legnano BY A USER FROM GERMANY Opla Acquabeach Village Piazza San Magno Palazzo Leone da Perego 60 days in Turin BY A USER FROM GERMANY Mostra Keith Haring Duomo di Milano Piazza del Duomo 16 days in Piedmont BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Orta San Giulio Acqui Terme Barolo 19 days in Piedmont BY A USER FROM ITALY Verbania Biella Turin 19 days in Milan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Quadrilatero del Silenzio Via Lincoln Museo Poldi Pezzoli 16 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore BY A USER FROM GERMANY Lake Maggiore Milan Bergamo 41 days in United States & Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Los Angeles Malibu New York City 30 days in Italy BY A USER FROM POLAND Ravenna Florence Montepulciano 17 days in Formazza & Orta San Giulio BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Formazza Orta San Giulio 6 days in Gallarate BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA Life Village Chiesa di San Pietro Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta 38 days in The Netherlands, Northwest Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Amsterdam Milan Locarno
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.