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Angera

Where
Angera (VA)

Our tour starts in Angera, a medieval village surrounded by woodland considered by some to be an open-air museum due to the variety of historical and cultural location that it contains.

 

The crown jewel of the Province of Varese, Angera boasts over forty landmarks, including historical monuments, beautiful landscapes and artworks of considerable value. 
Of all the town’s sights, Rocca di Angera, a medieval fortification owned by the Borromeo family that sits proud and imposing on a rocky outcrop, stands out. Dating back to Roman and Lombard times but today a combination of five different buildings built between the 11th and 17th centuries, Rocca di Angera will give you a fascinating journey into the past through its well-kept frescoed rooms filled with ancient relics, as well as a splendid view of the waters of the lake all the way up to Arona that can be enjoyed from the top of its towers. 

What to see and do in Angera:
•    The town can be explored on foot or by bicycle at any time of day
•    The Museo Diffuso, built in 2016, has open-air rooms which house as many as 50 historical, artistic and scenic monuments scattered between the village, its suburbs and its surrounding villages. 
•    You can also visit the Bruschera Oasis, a 400-hectare protected area populated with alders, white willows, reed beds and rare species, where you can watch a colony of cormorants on the Isolino Partegora. 
•    Thanks to the dream-like atmosphere that reigns here, the magnificent Angera lakefront, with its poetic views, is perfect for enjoying a picnic surrounded by nature or for a nice walk among green spaces and pretty little marinas.     

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Places

Borromeo Castle, the Museum of Children’s Clothing and the Doll and Toy Museum

  • Art & Culture
Borromeo Castle, the Museum of Children’s Clothing and the Doll and Toy Museum
0 mt

Angera municipial archaeological museum

  • Art & Culture
Civico Museo Archeologico di Angera
361 mt

Angera

An ancient town in the province of Varese on the Lombard shore of Lake Maggiore.
  • Villages
Angera
458 mt

Rocca Borromeo

What strike visitors of Rocca Borromeo, located on the southern shore of Lake Maggiore,is the architectural harmony of its five buildings
  • Art & Culture
Rocca Borromeo
763 mt

Relive your childhood at the Toys Museum

  • Art & Culture
Toys Museum, Museums Varese
778 mt

Rocca di Angera

  • Art & Culture
Rocca di Angera
781 mt

Sass da Preja Buia

The erratic boulder at Sesto Calende
  • Art & Culture
Sass da Preja Buia
4.94 km

Ispra

  • Lakes
Ispra
5.08 km

The Abbey of San Donato

In Sesto Calende the beautiful and ancient Romanesque church is worth a visit
  • Religious Tourism
Visit the Abbey of San Donato in Sesto Calende
6.27 km

Lake Monate

  • Lakes
Lake Monate
6.81 km

Golf dei Laghi

The undulating of the Golf dei Laghi, hilly course offers breathtaking views of Monte Rosa and Lake Maggiore, making the game enjoyable.
  • Golf
Golf dei Laghi, Travedona Monate (VA)
7.59 km

Lake Comabbio

Discover the Hidden Gem of Varese
  • Lakes
Passerella in legno sul lago di Comabbio, con alberi sullo sfondo in una giornata di sole.
8.71 km

Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

  • Unesco Sites
Siti palafitticoli preistorici dell'arco Alpino
11.27 km

Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

  • Unesco Sites
Palafitte Arco Alpino
11.42 km

The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

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

Leggiuno

  • Villages
Leggiuno
11.65 km

Necropoli di Caravate

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

Lago di Varese

Liberty villas, gardens on the lake, itineraries in the woods. And an islet with stilts from the Neolithic. Discover the Lake of Varese
  • Lakes
Lago di Varese
13.17 km

Church of the invention of santo stefano

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

Salvini museum

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

Activities

Italian cooking class

  • Food & Wine
Italian cooking class
5.5 km

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese
7.41 km

Where to sleep

CASA DI BUZ LAGO MAGGIORE

Angera
CASA DI BUZ LAGO MAGGIORE
0 mt

Villa AMARENA

ANGERA
Villa AMARENA
78 mt

Lake Maggiore privat ground floor 2 rooms & garden

Angera
Lake Maggiore privat ground floor 2 rooms & garden
79 mt

IRIS Apartment Lago Maggiore

ANGERA
IRIS Apartment Lago Maggiore
158 mt

CAV Sciarini Angera

ANGERA
CAV Sciarini Angera
172 mt

EX CONVENTO SANTA CATERINA

Angera
EX CONVENTO SANTA CATERINA
206 mt

Cottage House

ANGERA
Cottage House
233 mt

SILVER LAKE APARTMENT

Angera
SILVER LAKE APARTMENT
236 mt

Casa Dolce Casa

Angera
Casa Dolce Casa
323 mt

APPARTAMENTO BIANCA

ANGERA
APPARTAMENTO BIANCA
326 mt

APPARTAMENTO BLU

ANGERA
APPARTAMENTO BLU
326 mt

Locaz. Tur. Angera Riva

ANGERA
Locaz. Tur. Angera Riva
327 mt

CAV Bosco via Magenta

ANGERA
CAV Bosco via Magenta
330 mt

Casa Bosco Via Magenta sub. 8

ANGERA
Casa Bosco Via Magenta sub. 8
332 mt

Casa Vacanze Bosco Riccardo Angera

ANGERA
Casa Vacanze Bosco Riccardo Angera
332 mt

GARIBALDI 1

Angera
GARIBALDI 1
343 mt

Locazione Turistica Angera Adamovic

ANGERA
Locazione Turistica Angera Adamovic
345 mt

Casa in Antica Corte Lombarda

Angera
Casa in Antica Corte Lombarda
350 mt

CAV Richard Angera

ANGERA
CAV Richard Angera
417 mt

Le Volte nel Borgo

ANGERA
Le Volte nel Borgo
441 mt