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Laveno Mombello

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Laveno Mombello (VA)

Finally, an exploration of the Lombardy shore of Lake Maggiore is incomplete without a visit to Laveno, a very popular seaside resort that can be reached both from land by train (both regional and national) and by ferry from the Piedmont side of the lake.

 

The present municipality was the result of the merging of the municipalities of Laveno, Mombello and Cerro that took place in 1927: Laveno itself has been inhabited since the Roman and Medieval periods, being home to both fisherman and illustrious noble families such as the Visconti and the Borromeo, while Mombello is even older, with the remains of pile dwelling settlements dating back to the Neolithic period having been discovered in the village. 
An area dominated by the imposing Sasso del Ferro (1,100 meters), reachable in 10 minutes by cable car, the mountain is considered one of the most stunning viewpoints on Lake Maggiore, with a unique view that takes in Lake Maggiore, the Alps, the Prealps, the Lombardy lakes and the Po Valley. 

But the charm of Laveno does not end with its landscape features. Among the most popular historical attractions we find Villa Frua, an eighteenth-century building built at the behest of the Tinelli family (and later taken over by the Frua family) that hosted Giuseppe Garibaldi in 1862 and which is now the site of the Municipality of Lavello Mombello town hall. As testimony to its history as a centre of ceramics, the village is home to the International Museum of Ceramic Design in Cerro (MideC), which can be visited inside the 16th century Palazzo Guilizzoni.  

 

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Places

Laveno Mombello | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Laveno Mombello | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lake Maggiore villages

La sponda lombarda del lago: relax e borghi
  • Lakes
Lake Maggiore villages

Laveno

  • Lakes
Lago Maggiore-Laveno-panoramica da San Clemente

International museum of ceramic design

  • Art & Culture
International Museum of Ceramic Design
2.13 km

Church of the invention of santo stefano

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

The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

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

Leggiuno

  • Villages
Leggiuno
4.3 km

Necropoli di Caravate

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

Salvini museum

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

Casalzuigno

Between history and art: from Valcuvia man to erratic boulders
  • Art & Culture
Casalzuigno
6.73 km

Beaches on Lake Maggiore

A dive where the water is bluest... all the bathing beaches
  • Lakes
Beaches on Lake Maggiore
6.79 km

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

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

Villa della Porta Bozzolo

Villa Bozzolo, with its Rococo trompe-l’oeil and walls and Baroque decor, is one of Lombardy’s best-known “pleasure villas”.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Della Porta Bozzolo, Monumenti Varese
7.7 km

Arcumeggia

The town of painted houses
  • Art & Culture
Arcumeggia
7.93 km

Ispra

  • Lakes
Ispra
11.02 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)
11.7 km

Cassano Valcuvia

An area immersed in nature and history
  • Active & Green
Cassano Valcuvia
12.06 km

From Varese to Campo dei Fiori

Segregated bike lanes, fishing villages and historic parks. On the roads of a memorable edition of the Road World Cycling Championships
  • Cycle Tourism
The Basilica of San Vittore in Varese
12.79 km

Lake Monate

  • Lakes
Lake Monate
13.45 km

The Luino lakeside park

  • Parks
The Luino lakeside park
13.67 km

Events

HANG-GLIDING THE VALERIO ALBRIZIO TROPHY

Vicolo Molino, 21, Laveno Mombello (VA)
01/06/2024 - 08/06/2024
  • Active & Green
HANG-GLIDING THE VALERIO ALBRIZIO TROPHY

Where to sleep

VILLA BICE

Laveno-Mombello
VILLA BICE
175 mt

Casa Martina

LAVENO-MOMBELLO
Casa Martina
355 mt

OSTELLO CASA ROSSA

Laveno-Mombello
OSTELLO CASA ROSSA
382 mt

VECCHIA LAVENO

Laveno-Mombello
VECCHIA LAVENO
398 mt

CAV Mazaeva Laveno M.

LAVENO-MOMBELLO
CAV Mazaeva Laveno M.
403 mt

DE CHARME Casa vacanze

Laveno-Mombello
DE CHARME Casa vacanze
412 mt

LOCANDA CALIANNA SNC

Laveno-Mombello
LOCANDA CALIANNA SNC
436 mt

HOSTARIA DEL GOLFO

Laveno-Mombello
HOSTARIA DEL GOLFO
438 mt

APPARTAMENTO VERDE

Laveno-Mombello
APPARTAMENTO VERDE
449 mt

APPARTAMENTO ROSSO

Laveno-Mombello
APPARTAMENTO ROSSO
449 mt

APPARTAMENTO BLU

Laveno-Mombello
APPARTAMENTO BLU
449 mt

CAV Dill Laveno M.

LAVENO-MOMBELLO
CAV Dill Laveno M.
451 mt

HOTEL DE CHARME LAVENO

Laveno-Mombello
HOTEL DE CHARME LAVENO
451 mt

Cà de paia

LAVENO-MOMBELLO
Cà de paia
527 mt

APPARTAMENTO 5 - I FIORI DEL LAGO

Laveno-Mombello
APPARTAMENTO 5 - I FIORI DEL LAGO
560 mt

APPARTAMENTO 2/3 - I FIORI DEL LAGO

Laveno-Mombello
APPARTAMENTO 2/3 - I FIORI DEL LAGO
560 mt

APPARTAMENTO 1 - I FIORI DEL LAGO

Laveno-Mombello
APPARTAMENTO 1 - I FIORI DEL LAGO
560 mt

APPARTAMENTO 4 - I FIORI DEL LAGO

Laveno-Mombello
APPARTAMENTO 4 - I FIORI DEL LAGO
560 mt

Casa Virginia

LAVENO-MOMBELLO
Casa Virginia
584 mt

LA FINESTRA SUL LAGO - Loc. Tur.

Laveno-Mombello
LA FINESTRA SUL LAGO - Loc. Tur.
584 mt