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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

Civico Museo Archeologico in Angera

  • Art & Culture
Civico Museo Archeologico in Angera
361 mt

Angera

A splendid lakeside walk and picturesque charm in the province of Varese
  • 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

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 | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Lake Comabbio | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
8.71 km

Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

  • Unesco Sites
Palafitte Arco Alpino
11.42 km

The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

  • Religious Tourism
The hermitage of 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

Castello Visconti di San Vito

  • Art & Culture
Castello Visconti di San Vito
13.83 km

Visconti di San Vito Castle (Somma Lombardo) | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Visconti di San Vito Castle (Somma Lombardo) | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
13.84 km

International museum of ceramic design

  • Art & Culture
International Museum of Ceramic Design
13.87 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

LA ROCCA

Angera
LA ROCCA
284 mt

CASA VACANZE IL TULIPANO

Angera
CASA VACANZE IL TULIPANO
297 mt

CASA VACANZE IL GIRASOLE

Angera
CASA VACANZE IL GIRASOLE
297 mt

CASA VACANZE IL GIRASOLE

Angera
CASA VACANZE IL GIRASOLE
297 mt

CASA VACANZE IL TULIPANO

Angera
CASA VACANZE IL TULIPANO
297 mt

GARIBALDI 1

Angera
GARIBALDI 1
343 mt

HOTEL PONTI&PONTI

Angera
HOTEL PONTI&PONTI
506 mt

ALBERGO PAVONE

Angera
ALBERGO PAVONE
550 mt

HOTEL DEI TIGLI

Angera
HOTEL DEI TIGLI
612 mt

IL GLICINE

Angera
IL GLICINE
1.1 km

ATTICO 180°

Angera
ATTICO 180°
1.37 km

HOTEL RISTORANTE LIDO

Angera
HOTEL RISTORANTE LIDO
1.39 km

CAMPING CITTà DI ANGERA

Angera
CAMPING CITTà DI ANGERA
1.39 km

CASCINA ARMONIA

Angera
CASCINA ARMONIA
1.53 km

B&B BLU RESORT

Ranco
B&B BLU RESORT
1.72 km

AGRITURISMO BERTI CAMILLO "LA CAMELIA"

Taino
AGRITURISMO BERTI CAMILLO
2.35 km

LE ORTENSIE SUL LAGO

Ranco
LE ORTENSIE SUL LAGO
2.36 km

B&B LETIZIA

Ranco
B&B LETIZIA
2.4 km

VILLA GIANNA SU RANCO

Ranco
VILLA GIANNA SU RANCO
2.43 km

AGRICAMPEGGIO LAGO MAGGIORE SASS CAVALASC

Ranco
AGRICAMPEGGIO LAGO MAGGIORE SASS CAVALASC
2.44 km