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Casalzuigno

Between history and art: from Valcuvia man to erratic boulders

Where
Casalzuigno, Varese
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In pre-historic times Casalzuigno was populated by Ligurian probably from the pile-dwelling areas of Lake Varese. A prehistoric axe was also  found in Arcumeggia, part of the municipiality, confirming the local presence of the so-called "Valcuvia man" civilisation.

Casalzuigno was later inhabited by the Celtic tribe of the Insubri.  Zuigno, the oldest core of the municipiality, however, has Roman origins (Sovinium). In the Middle Ages it suffered the Lombard and French dominations, it was part of the Contado of Seprio, of the Pieve of Val Cuvia and in the end of the Ducky of Milan. In the age of seigniories, it was administered by the Visconti and then by the Sforza, as well as by the Cotta and Della Porta families (whose Villa can still be admired today), and in 1814 by the Bozzolo family. Before the French revolution and after the return of the Austriacs, namely after a brief interlude in which it was part of the Verbano Department, the Litta Arese family was the lady of the valley. In the first fifteen years of the 19th century Casalzuigno became part of the Lario territories (with Como as its capital) and the Cuvio district. Following land reclamation and the uprisings of 1948, it became part of the district of Gavirate, of the province of Como in the late 1950s, and finally of that of Varese. 

In Casalzuignois located the Villa della Porta Bozzolo, belonging to the FAI, to which it was donated by the heirs of senator and teaching pathologist Camillo Bozzolo. The locality includes the beautiful hamlet of Arcumeggia, a "painted village", the Church of S. Bernardino in the hamlet of Aga, and the famous erratic boulders, moved during the glaciations.

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Places

Villa della Porta Bozzolo

Villa Bozzolo, with its Rococo trompe-l’oeil and walls and Baroque decor, is one of Lombardy’s best-known “pleasure villas”.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Della Porta Bozzolo, Monumenti Varese
1.07 km

Arcumeggia

The town of painted houses
  • Art & Culture
Arcumeggia
1.39 km

The Lime Tree of Orino

  • Art & Culture
The Lime Tree of Orino
3.34 km

Salvini museum

Innocenzo Salvini art gallery in Cocquio Trevisago
  • Art & Culture
Salvini museum
4.32 km

Necropoli di Caravate

Complesso di quattordici sepolture a inumazione fra l’VIII e il IX secolo
  • Art & Culture
Necropoli di Caravate
5.13 km

Cassano Valcuvia

An area immersed in nature and history
  • Active & Green
Cassano Valcuvia
5.73 km

Church of the invention of santo stefano

  • Religious Tourism
Church of the Invention of Santo Stefano
6.22 km

Laveno Mombello

  • Lakes
Laveno Mombello
6.73 km

Laveno Mombello | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Laveno Mombello | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
6.73 km

Lake Maggiore villages

La sponda lombarda del lago: relax e borghi
  • Lakes
Lake Maggiore villages
6.73 km

Laveno

  • Lakes
Lago Maggiore-Laveno-panoramica da San Clemente
6.73 km

From Varese to Campo dei Fiori

Segregated bike lanes, fishing villages and historic parks. On the roads of a memorable edition of the Road World Cycling Championships
  • Cycle Tourism
The Basilica of San Vittore in Varese
7.17 km

Beaches on Lake Maggiore

A dive where the water is bluest... all the bathing beaches
  • Lakes
Beaches on Lake Maggiore
7.24 km

Leggiuno

  • Villages
Leggiuno
7.38 km

International museum of ceramic design

  • Art & Culture
International Museum of Ceramic Design
8.16 km

The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

  • Religious Tourism
@inlombardia - Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso
8.26 km

Museo Baroffio e del Santuario del Sacro Monte sopra Varese | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Museo Baroffio e del Santuario del Sacro Monte sopra Varese | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
9.13 km

Sacro Monte Varese

  • Religious Tourism
@inlombardia - sacro monte varese
9.17 km

Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy

  • Unesco Sites
Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy
9.21 km

Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Casa museo Pogliaghi
9.28 km

Events

HANG-GLIDING THE VALERIO ALBRIZIO TROPHY

Vicolo Molino, 21, Laveno Mombello (VA)
01/06/2024 - 08/06/2024
  • Active & Green
HANG-GLIDING THE VALERIO ALBRIZIO TROPHY
6.73 km

THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS

Lago di Varese
Schiranna (VA)
05/07/2024 - 07/07/2024
  • Lakes
THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS
13.58 km

The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition

Varese
05/10/2024 - 06/10/2024
  • Cycle Tourism
The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition
13.59 km

Where to sleep

LOCANDA DEL PITTORE

CASALZUIGNO
LOCANDA DEL PITTORE
0 mt

ANTICO BORGO SANDA

Casalzuigno
ANTICO BORGO SANDA
717 mt

B&B IL CORTILE

Casalzuigno
B&B IL CORTILE
826 mt

VIA MONTE NUDO

Casalzuigno
VIA MONTE NUDO
923 mt

Via della Libertà loc. tur.

CASALZUIGNO
Via della Libertà loc. tur.
1.01 km

Cascina Lavanda

CASALZUIGNO
Cascina Lavanda
1.29 km

CASA DELL'ACERO ROSSO

Casalzuigno
CASA DELL'ACERO ROSSO
1.35 km

DOMUS ARCUMEGGIA

Casalzuigno
DOMUS ARCUMEGGIA
1.38 km

LA CASA DI RENZO E ANNA

Casalzuigno
LA CASA DI RENZO E ANNA
1.45 km

LA CASA DEI NONNI

Casalzuigno
LA CASA DEI NONNI
1.82 km

Locazione Turistica Vicolo Superiore

Brenta
Locazione Turistica Vicolo Superiore
2.2 km

B&B LA CORTE DI BRENTA

Brenta
B&B LA CORTE DI BRENTA
2.22 km

AL CIOS

Azzio
AL CIOS
2.42 km

NOEL

Cuvio
NOEL
2.76 km

HOTEL RISTORANTE CORONA

Cuvio
HOTEL RISTORANTE CORONA
2.8 km

Appartamento del Vecchio Convento 2

AZZIO
Appartamento del Vecchio Convento 2
2.83 km

MULINO DEI LAGHI MANSARDA

CUVIO
MULINO DEI LAGHI MANSARDA
2.86 km

Appartamento del Vecchio Convento

AZZIO
Appartamento del Vecchio Convento
2.87 km

CASA MUSLA

Azzio
CASA MUSLA
2.87 km

MULINO DEI LAGHI

Cuvio
MULINO DEI LAGHI
2.94 km