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Rocca di Angera

Where
Via Rocca Castello, 2, Angera (VA)

The first stop on our tour to discover Varesotto's castles is Rocca D'Angera, which was built during the 12th century by the bishops of Milan on a rocky spur dominating the southern shore of Lake Maggiore.

Its strategic position allowed it to control local traffic, which was the cause of the dispute between the Torriani and Visconti families.  Long owned by the Visconti family, who extended and renovated the castle, it then fell into the hands of the Ambrosian Republic until it was definitively entrusted to the Borromeo family in 1449, who still own the property today.

Bearing witness to their ownership, the family's coat of arms appears above the main door and guides visitors into the castle's interior through a route that takes in all of its riches. The majestic Historic Halls, which were enhanced by the recent installation of the Room of Majolicas to house a magnificent collection of 300 rare pieces, is particularly striking.

The Museum of Dolls and Toys is also unmissable: the largest in Europe, it displays dolls, wooden and tin toys, as well as children's books and newspapers dating from the 18th century to the present day.

Take me here: Rocca di Angera

Places

Relive your childhood at the Toys Museum

  • Art & Culture
Toys Museum, Museums Varese
7 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
26 mt

Angera

A splendid lakeside walk and picturesque charm in the province of Varese
  • Villages
Angera
404 mt

Civico Museo Archeologico in Angera

  • Art & Culture
Civico Museo Archeologico in Angera
428 mt

Angera

  • Art & Culture
Angera
781 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
781 mt

Ispra

  • Lakes
Ispra
5.44 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
7.52 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)
8.21 km

Lake Comabbio | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

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

The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

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

Leggiuno

  • Villages
Leggiuno
11.82 km

Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

  • Unesco Sites
Palafitte Arco Alpino
12.13 km

Necropoli di Caravate

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

Church of the invention of santo stefano

  • Religious Tourism
Church of the Invention of Santo Stefano
13.66 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
13.89 km

International museum of ceramic design

  • Art & Culture
International Museum of Ceramic Design
13.9 km

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

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

Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

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

Where to sleep

ALBERGO PAVONE

Angera
ALBERGO PAVONE
308 mt

HOTEL DEI TIGLI

Angera
HOTEL DEI TIGLI
343 mt

HOTEL PONTI&PONTI

Angera
HOTEL PONTI&PONTI
392 mt

GARIBALDI 1

Angera
GARIBALDI 1
489 mt

LA ROCCA

Angera
LA ROCCA
500 mt

CASA VACANZE IL TULIPANO

Angera
CASA VACANZE IL TULIPANO
507 mt

CASA VACANZE IL GIRASOLE

Angera
CASA VACANZE IL GIRASOLE
507 mt

CASA VACANZE IL GIRASOLE

Angera
CASA VACANZE IL GIRASOLE
507 mt

CASA VACANZE IL TULIPANO

Angera
CASA VACANZE IL TULIPANO
507 mt

ATTICO 180°

Angera
ATTICO 180°
661 mt

HOTEL RISTORANTE LIDO

Angera
HOTEL RISTORANTE LIDO
682 mt

CAMPING CITTà DI ANGERA

Angera
CAMPING CITTà DI ANGERA
1.73 km

IL GLICINE

Angera
IL GLICINE
1.82 km

LE ORTENSIE SUL LAGO

Ranco
LE ORTENSIE SUL LAGO
2.09 km

B&B LETIZIA

Ranco
B&B LETIZIA
2.21 km

CASCINA ARMONIA

Angera
CASCINA ARMONIA
2.22 km

B&B BLU RESORT

Ranco
B&B BLU RESORT
2.23 km

VILLA GIANNA SU RANCO

Ranco
VILLA GIANNA SU RANCO
2.27 km

AGRICAMPEGGIO LAGO MAGGIORE SASS CAVALASC

Ranco
AGRICAMPEGGIO LAGO MAGGIORE SASS CAVALASC
2.53 km

VILLA LA PASTORALE

Ranco
VILLA LA PASTORALE
2.56 km