Varallo 's Sacro Monte special Natural Reserve

Varallo 's Sacro Monte special Natural Reserve

The definition "Special Nature” puts the accent of the fact that besides all of the natural and environmental conservation, the Agency manages and bring value to a great artistic wealth such as Sacro Monte: architecture, paintings, sculptures and artisan-made handicrafts of high level, in this case representing a perfect integration between nature and architecture.

In spite of the fact that the territory has been deeply modified by man, the forest covering has reconstituted itself slowly and moreover has richened the floral life, of which 421 different species have been identified. Inside the sacred fencing the natural environment has taken on the aspect of a Renaissance garden: pointing out a few - the small woods of organ-pipe beech wood trees as well as the various kinds of secular individual species such as boxwood, yew, ilex (local tree variety) and rustic elm trees.

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RISERVA NATURALE SPECIALE DEL SACRO MONTE DI VARALLOSede del Parco: Piazzale della Basilica – Casa Valgrana, Loc. Sacro Monte - 13019 Varallo (VC)+39.0163.53938info.varallo@sacri-monti.comwww.sacromonte-varallo.com