• Art & Culture

Rocca Borromeo

What strike visitors of Rocca Borromeo, located on the southern shore of Lake Maggiore,is the architectural harmony of its five buildings

Where
Via alla Rocca Castello, 2 Angera (VA)
Contacts
+39 0331 931300
Official site

The majestic Rocca in Angera is located on a hilltop on the southern shore of Lake Maggiore.

The castle was originally owned by the Visconti family and subsequently by the Borromeo family. What tends to strike visitors is the architectural harmony of the Rocca’s five different buildings, erected between the 11th and 17th century.

The interiors have been the object of a thorough renovation project, restoring the frescoes, paintings, furnishings and decor to their original glory. A walk through the magnificent reception halls of the Sala del Buon Romano, the Sala della Mitologia, the Sala delle Cerimonie, the Sala di San Carlo and the Sala dei Fasti Borromeo is an experience that will leave even the most jaded art expert amazed.

Outdoors visitors can admire the view of the lake and the Alpine foothills, while the gardens have been carefully restored to their original splendour through the painstaking study of ancient medieval manuscripts. The rocca is also home to the Museum of Dolls and Toys, with over a thousand pieces ranging from the 18th century to modern times.


Opening hours

Open: March (dates may vary)-October (dates may vary)
Opening times: 9 am-5.30 pm
Admission: charge

Take me here: Rocca Borromeo

Places

Relive your childhood at the Toys Museum

  • Art & Culture
Toys Museum, Museums Varese
19 mt

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
763 mt

Ispra

  • Lakes
Ispra
5.41 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
6.83 km

Lake Monate

  • Lakes
Lake Monate
7.49 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)
8.18 km

Lake Comabbio | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

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

The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

  • Religious Tourism
The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso
11.51 km

Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

  • Unesco Sites
Palafitte Arco Alpino
12.1 km

Necropoli di Caravate

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

Church of the invention of santo stefano

  • Religious Tourism
Church of the Invention of Santo Stefano
13.64 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
13.87 km

International museum of ceramic design

  • Art & Culture
International Museum of Ceramic Design
13.88 km

The Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre

  • Lakes
The Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre
13.9 km

Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Villages
Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
14.42 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
14.43 km

Events

Cycling: Night-time cycling on Lake Varese

Lido di Gavirate, Varese
25/07/2021 - 26/07/2021
  • Cycle Tourism
Cycling: Night-time cycling on Lake Varese
13.5 km

Activities

Italian cooking class

  • Food & Wine
Italian cooking class
6.13 km

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

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

Where to sleep

ALBERGO PAVONE

Angera
ALBERGO PAVONE
304 mt

GARIBALDI 1

Angera
GARIBALDI 1
478 mt

CASA VACANZE IL TULIPANO

Angera
CASA VACANZE IL TULIPANO
493 mt

CAMPING CITTà DI ANGERA

Angera
CAMPING CITTà DI ANGERA
1.74 km

VILLA GIANNA SU RANCO

Ranco
VILLA GIANNA SU RANCO
2.25 km

VILLA LA PASTORALE

Ranco
VILLA LA PASTORALE
2.54 km

IL BELVEDERE DI RANCO SRL

Ranco
IL BELVEDERE DI RANCO SRL
2.64 km

HOTEL CONCA AZZURRA

Ranco
HOTEL CONCA AZZURRA
2.81 km

AGRITURISMO BERTI CAMILLO "LA CAMELIA"

Taino
AGRITURISMO BERTI CAMILLO
3.06 km

FORESTERIA CA' DAL CICIN-AFFITTACAMERE

Sesto Calende
FORESTERIA CA' DAL CICIN-AFFITTACAMERE
4.41 km

LOCANDA LA CASETTA

Angera
LOCANDA LA CASETTA
4.52 km

HOTEL EUROPA

Ispra
HOTEL EUROPA
5.11 km

RESIDENCE MILLENNIUM

RESIDENCE MILLENNIUM
5.49 km

VILLA CINDERELLA

Ispra
VILLA CINDERELLA
5.78 km

CASA AL CAPRIFOGLIO

Ispra
CASA AL CAPRIFOGLIO
5.79 km

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA TANA DELLA VOLPE

Ispra
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA TANA DELLA VOLPE
6.23 km

VILLA MARTINE AU BORD DU LAC

VILLA MARTINE AU BORD DU LAC
6.34 km

RESIDENZA FONTANA

Ispra
RESIDENZA FONTANA
6.48 km

SESTO CALENDE TRAIN STATION

Sesto Calende
SESTO CALENDE TRAIN STATION
7.04 km

APPARTAMENTO DELLE ROSE

Sesto Calende
APPARTAMENTO DELLE ROSE
7.04 km