• Unesco Sites

Monte San Giorgio

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Where
Provincia di Varese - Svizzera
Infopoint
Infopoint Varese
Piazza Monte Grappa, 5, Varese
+39 0332 281913

Monte San Giorgio sits in the middle of Italy and Switzerland. The Italian side of Monte San Giorgio became part of Unesco's World Heritage Sites in 2010 while the Swiss half has been since 2003.

There are ten Unesco Sites in Lombardy, people who love to visit mountains and amateur geologists will appreciate the rich history this territory holds, plenty of evidences of past eras.

This elevation is located between Pavese and Canton Ticino, surrounded by the southern fronts of Lake Lugano, reaching an altitude of 1097 meters.

Early excavations made in the 1800s by paleontologists from both countries unearthed exceptionally preserved fossils that dated back to 200 million years ago. Although some internationally famous grounds allow visitors to watch only one shell rock level and consequently the animal species trapped in it, here they can see  up to 5 different levels and follow the evolution of certain lifeforms along several ages.

Such findings include invertebrates, reptiles, fish and plants, exhibited at the dedicated Museums of Meride and Bessano, plus a geo-paleontological trail that leads enthusiasts to numerous excavation spots. 

You can also practice trekking in one of many paths, available for amateurs and experts, or admire the Alpine landscape and the plains of Lombardy at the top.

Take me here: Monte San Giorgio

Places

Lake Lugano

  • Lakes
Lake Lugano
1.98 km

Villa Cicogna Mozzoni

  • Art & Culture
Villa Cicogna Mozzoni
4.96 km

Maglio di Ghirla | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Maglio di Ghirla | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
8.58 km

Birrificio Angelo Poretti

  • Lifestyle
Birrificio Angelo Poretti
10.09 km

Villa Toeplitz and the Castiglioni Museum and Park

  • Art & Culture
Villa Toeplitz and the Castiglioni Museum and Park
10.71 km

Villa e Parco Toeplitz

  • Art & Culture
Villa e Parco Toeplitz
10.73 km

Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy

  • Unesco Sites
Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy
11.06 km

Sacro Monte Varese

  • Religious Tourism
Sacro Monte Varese
11.08 km

Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza

Villa Menafolio Litta Panza (VA) is a Mecca for art lovers and tourist who come to visit the contemporary art exhibitions it hosts.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza
11.2 km

Villa Torelli Mylius | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Parks
Villa Torelli Mylius | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
11.54 km

Paesi di lago | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Paesi di lago | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
11.72 km

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
11.77 km

Varese: the old town | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Varese: the old town | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
11.78 km

Palazzo estense

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Estense
11.96 km

Palazzo Estense and Gardens and Villa Mirabello Civic Archaeological Museum | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Estense and Gardens and Villa Mirabello Civic Archaeological Museum | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
11.98 km

Villa Mirabello Museo Archeologico | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Villa Mirabello Museo Archeologico | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
12.11 km

Varese civic museum of modern and contemporary art

  • Art & Culture
Varese Civic Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
12.28 km

Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

  • Art & Culture
Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
12.33 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
13.17 km

Cernobbio

  • Villages
Cernobbio, Lago di Como
13.53 km

Events

Mountain Bike: Enduro Cup Lombardia 2018

Cuasso al Monte (VA)
16/09/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Mountain Bike: Enduro Cup Lombardia 2018
3.83 km

Cycle with the Champions 2018

Brinzio (VA)
08/12/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Cycle with the Champions 2018
10.09 km

Ciclismo: Night Raw Contest

Varese
22/06/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Ciclismo: Night Raw Contest
11.72 km

27th VARESE CAMPO DEI FIORI - THREE LAKE CUP

Varese
23/06/2018 - 24/06/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
27th VARESE CAMPO DEI FIORI - THREE LAKE CUP
11.72 km

Italy’s Vespa gathering in Varese

Varese
01/07/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Italy’s Vespa gathering in Varese
11.72 km

Cycling: 2018 Gran Fondo World Championships

Varese
30/08/2018 - 02/09/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Cycling: 2018 Gran Fondo World Championships
11.72 km

UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Varese
29/08/2018 - 02/09/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
11.72 km

10 KM DEL LAGO DI VARESE (VARESE LAKE TOUR) – 3 WHEELS AROUND THE LAKE

Varese
30/09/2018 - 01/10/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
10 KM DEL LAGO DI VARESE (VARESE LAKE TOUR) – 3 WHEELS AROUND THE LAKE
11.72 km

The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition

Varese
06/10/2018 - 07/10/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition
11.72 km

Driving Art: Porsche GT gathering at Sacro Monte

Varese
11/11/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Driving Art: Porsche GT gathering at Sacro Monte
11.72 km

HCT Tour Stop Italy

Palazzetto Pala2A di Varese
Piazza Antonio Gramsci, Masnago, Varese
06/07/2018 - 08/07/2018
  • Lifestyle
HCT Tour Stop Italy
11.88 km

Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine

Partenza da via Sacco, Varese
07/10/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine
11.94 km

Orticolario

Villa Erba
Largo Luchino Visconti, 4, 22012 Cernobbio (CO)
05/10/2018 - 07/10/2018
  • Active & Green
Orticolario
13.44 km

Golf: National Baby Championships

Golf Club Varese
Viale Vittorio Veneto 57, Luvinate (VA)
20/06/2018 - 21/06/2018
  • Golf
Golf: National Baby Championships
14.1 km

Golf: National Agis Championships

Golf Club Varese
Viale Vittorio Veneto 57, Luvinate (VA)
13/09/2018 - 14/09/2018
  • Golf
Golf: National Agis Championships
14.1 km

Guided Tour Monumento ai Caduti

Monumento ai Caduti di Como
Lago di Como, Como
24/06/2018
  • Art & Culture
Guided Tour Monumento ai Caduti
14.94 km

Activities

Tickets for the “Barry X Ball. The end of history” exhibition at Villa and Panza Collection

  • Art & Culture
Tickets for the “Barry X Ball. The end of history” exhibition at Villa and Panza Collection
11.14 km

Where to sleep

HOTEL IL CANNETO

Porto Ceresio
HOTEL IL CANNETO
1.9 km

VILLE LAGO LUGANO

Porto Ceresio
VILLE LAGO LUGANO
2.43 km

MICHELANGELO

Saltrio
MICHELANGELO
2.79 km

IL PIOPPO ANTICO

Viggiù
IL PIOPPO ANTICO
3.17 km

MOLINO DEL TORCHIO

Cuasso al Monte
MOLINO DEL TORCHIO
3.38 km

ROSE TRA GLI ARCHI

Cuasso al Monte
ROSE TRA GLI ARCHI
3.85 km

B&B LE CINQUE VETTE

Cuasso al Monte
B&B LE CINQUE VETTE
3.85 km

HOTEL RISTORANTE ALPINO

Cuasso al Monte
HOTEL RISTORANTE ALPINO
4.1 km

LA RIVA DEGLI ALPACA 2

Clivio
LA RIVA DEGLI ALPACA 2
4.72 km

LA RIVA DEGLI ALPACA

Clivio
LA RIVA DEGLI ALPACA
4.72 km

CAROLINE-DEPENDANCE

Brusimpiano
CAROLINE-DEPENDANCE
5.66 km

CAROLINE

Brusimpiano
CAROLINE
5.66 km

TRATTORIA AL GROTTINO CON ALLOGGIO

Brusimpiano
TRATTORIA AL GROTTINO CON ALLOGGIO
6.13 km

AGRITURISMO CASCINA MARIANIN

Arcisate
AGRITURISMO CASCINA MARIANIN
6.52 km

ALBERGO MILANO

Marzio
ALBERGO MILANO
6.63 km

B&B VILLA MORANDI

Marzio
B&B VILLA MORANDI
6.68 km

HOTEL VITTORIA

Marzio
HOTEL VITTORIA
6.71 km

LOCANDA EDEN SNC - AFFITTACAMERE

Cantello
LOCANDA EDEN SNC - AFFITTACAMERE
6.83 km

LE PINETE SPAZIO AGLI EVENTI

Viggiù
LE PINETE SPAZIO AGLI EVENTI
6.86 km

ALBERGO MONTE MARZIO

Marzio
ALBERGO MONTE MARZIO
6.95 km