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Statue of San Carlone, Arona

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Built in the 1600s, Statue of San Carlone is a bronze statue of San Carlo Borromeo, the archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584. This figure overlooks Lake Maggiore, and you can ascend stairs inside the statue to the top, where there are windows through the eyes and ears. Nearby, you can also view a small exhibit honoring Borromeo’s life. Add Statue of San Carlone to your Arona travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Arona trip planner.
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  • It was a pleasant walk mostly up hill, some of the paths are loose rocks! As you come around the corner it is a surprise to see how big it is! I had a short wait to go up, where I am from u would... 
    It was a pleasant walk mostly up hill, some of the paths are loose rocks! As you come around the corner it is a surprise to see how big it is! I had a short wait to go up, where I am from u would...  more »
  • That is some statue, most impressive I have to say. It's a nice drive to it as well. And you come around the corner and next you see this enormous statue of San Carlo. Very impressive. 
    That is some statue, most impressive I have to say. It's a nice drive to it as well. And you come around the corner and next you see this enormous statue of San Carlo. Very impressive.  more »
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  • 2nd highest statue in the world in which you can get in! It is hard to believe that it is more than 500 years old. A remarkable place with wonderful view to the lake. Please keep in mind that you will wait a bit to go to the top. Kids not allowed inside.
  • Nice view from the terrace of the Colossus. Maybe the price to go up is too high. However beautiful experience!

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