A detail from one of the chapels at the Sacro Monte di Varallo in Piedmont, Italy. Founded in the site features 45 chapels and life-size statues illustrating the life and death of Jesus as told by the Christian bible.
Sacro Monte di Varallo in the Alto Piemonte zone of Italy. Upon returning from a trip in the Middle East, Franciscan Father Bernardino Caimi wanted to reproduce the Palestinian sanctuaries to create a "miniature Holy Land." He decided that this was the place to build his dream. Three centuries and 43 chapels later, the Sacro Monte was re-baptized as the "New Jerusalem."