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The Cork Oak of Villa Augusta

With its thick, wrinkled bark, it amazes visitors of Villa Augusta Park.

Where
Parco di Villa Augusta
via San Giusto, 6, Varese

Just a few hundred metres from the Varese railway stations and the city centre is the lush Villa Augusta Park, a small green jewel where, among majestic cedars and purple beeches, a truly unique plant appears: the large cork oak with its incredible shapes.

 

In about a century of living in the gardens, its trunk and branches have slanted towards the light, giving it a truly impressive appearance and making it the park's true arboreal treasure.

Cork oaks are normally subject to periodic deprivation of bark that limits their growth, but in this case the tree has always played a purely aesthetic role and has thus been able to reach an incredible size for the species, even more so if one considers the less than 'Mediterranean' climate of Varese.

With a trunk more than 3 metres in circumference (95 cm in diameter) and a height of 14 metres, it is one of the most important cork oaks in northern Italy and is also impressive for the thickness of its bark.

(Ph: Luca Pernechele)
Take me here: The Cork Oak of Villa Augusta

Places

Basilica di San Vittore

Entering the historical core, walking through the streets of the center you'll be enchanted by the vision of the Basilica
  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Vittore, Churches of Varese
872 mt

Varese: the old town

  • Lifestyle
Varese: the old town
967 mt

Cloister of S. Antonino

One of the most historic places in the centre of Varese, known for the spring blossoming of azalee.
  • Art & Culture
Chiostro di Sant'Antonino - Varese
1.04 km

Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum

  • Art & Culture
Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum
1.08 km

The Plane Tree of Villa Mirabello

  • Art & Culture
The Plane Tree of Villa Mirabello
1.09 km

The Cedar of Villa Mirabello

The majestic tree dominates the historic centre of Varese and leaves anyone standing under its imposing foliage speechless.
  • Art & Culture
The Cedar of Villa Mirabello
1.09 km

Palazzo Estense

  • Art & Culture
@inlombardia - Palazzo Estense di Varese
1.11 km

Ancient mills and rural structures

  • Art & Culture
Ancient mills and rural structures
1.15 km

SHOPPING DISTRICT

  • Lifestyle
SHOPPING DISTRICT
1.15 km

Waterfalls | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Active & Green
Cascate Varese
1.15 km

The Gardens of Palazzo Estense

  • Active & Green
The Gardens of Palazzo Estense
1.16 km

The Ginkgo Biloba in the Estensi Gardens

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The Ginkgo Biloba in the Estensi Gardens
1.18 km

Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza

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Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza
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Ville Ponti

An ancient residential complex owned by a Ponti’s family and now an efficient Congress Centre, property of Varese Chamber of Commerce.
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Ville Ponti
1.39 km

Panza Art Collection

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Panza Art Collection
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Villa Torelli Mylius

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Villa Torelli Mylius
1.67 km

The Beech of Masnago Castle

With its purple leaves and size, the large red beech embellishes the atmospheric Mantegazza Park.
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The Beech of Masnago Castle
2.98 km

Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
3.13 km

Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

  • Art & Culture
Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
3.13 km

Castello Castiglioni Mantegazza

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Castello Castiglioni Mantegazza
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Events

The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition

Varese
05/10/2024 - 06/10/2024
  • Cycle Tourism
The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition
1.59 km

THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS

Lago di Varese
Schiranna (VA)
05/07/2024 - 07/07/2024
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THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS
4.38 km

Cycling: The Carnago Grand Prix

Carnago (VA)
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Cycling: The Carnago Grand Prix
10.2 km

Activities

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese
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Where to sleep

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CASA E APPARTAMENTI PER VACANZE BELSORRISO
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Suite Del Ponte

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Suite Del Ponte
138 mt

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BIROLDI APARTMENT
138 mt

Casa vacanze Belsorrisovarese

Varese
Casa vacanze Belsorrisovarese
138 mt

Casa Magnolia

VARESE
Casa Magnolia
167 mt

Lilliput B&B

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Lilliput B&B
257 mt

Sweet Home Varese

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Sweet Home Varese
303 mt

KIBILU' VIA MAGENTA

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KIBILU' VIA MAGENTA
306 mt

Kibilù Via Magenta 41

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Kibilù Via Magenta 41
312 mt

PONTE 1

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PONTE 1
317 mt

Kibilù Via Magenta 35

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Kibilù Via Magenta 35
325 mt

B&B CADORE

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B&B CADORE
346 mt

APPARTAMENTO OSPEDALE CENTRO STAZIONI

Varese
APPARTAMENTO OSPEDALE CENTRO STAZIONI
360 mt

LA STANZA DI LUCY

Varese
LA STANZA DI LUCY
375 mt

CASA RADIOSA

Varese
CASA RADIOSA
397 mt

IL RIFUGIO DEGLI ARTISTI

Varese
IL RIFUGIO DEGLI ARTISTI
436 mt

La Casetta di G&G

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La Casetta di G&G
462 mt

Loc. Tur. Corsalini

VARESE
Loc. Tur. Corsalini
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Via Medaglie d'Oro

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Via Medaglie d'Oro
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