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Park of the Ticino Valley

The park covers about 92,000 hectares from Lake Maggiore to the confluence with the River Po

Where
via Isonzo 1, Pontevecchio di Magenta (Mi)
Contacts
(+39) 02 972101
Official site

The Park of the Ticino Valley was established in 1974 to safeguard and protect the Lombard countryside along the River Ticino.

The park covers about 92,000 hectares (227,336 acres) from Lake Maggiore to the confluence with the River Po, and encompasses forty-seven municipalities in the provinces of Varese, Milan and Pavia.

With its wealth of nature, countryside, art and history, the Ticino Valley was recognised as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2002. The River Ticino and its canals are flanked by wooded hills along the Varese stretch of the cycle path that links Sesto Calende to Pavia, a route that covers 120 km (75 miles).

This cycle path is a firm favourite with keen cyclists: the flat route follows the course of the River Ticino, offering the opportunity for cyclists to plan wonderful rides to suit all levels of fitness and ability.

The Varese stretch of the cycle path starts near the point where the River Ticino leaves Lake Maggiore, along a road with little traffic that runs through some lovely countryside alongside the river. The route takes visitors through the typical scenery of alpine foothills seen in the Ticino Valley with woods of chestnut, oak and Scots pine trees, and white and grey herons, little egrets, mallards and coots are a common sight on the pebbly river banks.

The “Oriano” Park
Oriano di Sesto Calende (VA) - Via Oriano, 51

Monday-Friday: 9 - 12.30 p.m. / 2 - 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday-public holidays: 9 - 12.30 p.m. / 3 - 6 p.m.

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Places

Palazzo Archinto

Known as “Il Castello” for the two towers that characterise the only remaining wing.
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Archinto
2.96 km

Villa Gaia Gandini

Villa Gaia is one of the oldest buildings on the Navigli and was one of the first villas in Lombardy.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Gaia Galdini
2.97 km

Church of San Giorgio

The Church of San Giorgio, also known as La Canonica, dates to 1186.
  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di San Giorgio (la Canonica)
4.25 km

Cassinetta di Lugagnano

Cassinetta di Lugagnano is the village of noble Milanese villas, to be discovered by bike or by boat along the Naviglio Grande.
  • Villages
Cassinetta di Lugagnano
4.84 km

Cassinetta di Lugagnano Noble Mansions

  • Art & Culture
Cassinetta di Lugagnano noble mansions
4.97 km

Palazzo Annoni

Villa Annoni is a historic 19th century villa in Cuggiono, in the metropolitan city of Milan.
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Annoni
6.81 km

Villa Clerici

Villa Clerici was one of the most luxurious villas on the Canal and in the entire Milan area.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Clerici
6.81 km

Convento (ex) dell’Annunciata

Very simple on the outside, inside this church conserves a magnificent cycle of frescoes.
  • Art & Culture
Convento dell'Annunciata
7.41 km

Naviglio di Bereguardo

It begins at the Naviglio Grande, at Castelletto di Abbiategrasso, and reaches the River Ticino at the Bereguardo bridge.
  • Navigli
Naviglio_di_Bereguardo
8.09 km

Morimondo

  • Villages
Morimondo (MI)
13.23 km

Abbey of Morimondo

The Abbey of Morimondo, along with its monastery, is a place of worship and Cistercian spirituality, but also a tourist attraction
  • Religious Tourism
Abbey of Morimondo
13.5 km

Where to sleep

B&B LA MAGNOLIA STELLATA

Magenta
B&B LA MAGNOLIA STELLATA
1.4 km

B&B MAXENTIA

Magenta
B&B MAXENTIA
1.6 km

B&B MARGHERITA

Magenta
B&B MARGHERITA
1.97 km

B&B VILLA LINA

Magenta
B&B VILLA LINA
2.09 km

AKASATUA B&B

Magenta
AKASATUA B&B
2.18 km

B&B LA GARE

Magenta
B&B LA GARE
2.29 km

B&B IL CENTRO

Magenta
B&B IL CENTRO
2.35 km

LA GALINA

Robecco sul Naviglio
LA GALINA
2.37 km

AIRONE B&B

Magenta
AIRONE B&B
2.46 km

B&B MINA

Magenta
B&B MINA
2.52 km

LA CORTE SUL NAVIGLIO

Boffalora sopra Ticino
LA CORTE SUL NAVIGLIO
2.6 km

VILLA MILANO LAGHI B&B

Boffalora sopra Ticino
VILLA MILANO LAGHI B&B
2.86 km

MAGENTA COMFORT APARTMENT

Magenta
MAGENTA COMFORT APARTMENT
2.92 km

B&B NIK900

Boffalora sopra Ticino
B&B NIK900
2.93 km

DA CESARE

Magenta
DA CESARE
3.06 km

BED & BREAKFAST IL NAVIGLIO

Robecco sul Naviglio
BED & BREAKFAST IL NAVIGLIO
3.49 km

B&B VILLA CHIARA

Magenta
B&B VILLA CHIARA
3.57 km

LA TERRAZZA SUL NAVIGLIO BED & BREAKFAST

Bernate Ticino
LA TERRAZZA SUL NAVIGLIO BED & BREAKFAST
4.03 km

B&B BOSINADA

Corbetta
B&B BOSINADA
4.89 km

CA' NOBIL

Bernate Ticino
CA' NOBIL
4.95 km