The beauties of lake Maggiore
San Carlone di Arona
On one of the hills near Arona stands the Sacro Monte S. Carlone , built following the canonization of Archbishop Borromeo in 1610. The construction took 84 years.
The statue has a total height of 35.10 m (23.40 m the statue and 11.70 m its granite pedestal) and it is second in height only to the Statue of Liberty in the United States of America.
The interior can be visited by climbing steep and narrow stairs through which you can reach the head. The eyes, ears and some small windows that open on the dress allow you to admire a wonderful landscape.