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Park of the Ticino Valley

The park covers about 92,000 hectares from Lake Maggiore to the confluence with the River Po

Where
Via Oriano 51, Sesto Calende (VA)

The Park of the Ticino Valley was established in 1974 to safeguard and protect the Lombard countryside along the River Ticino.

The park covers about 92,000 hectares (227,336 acres) from Lake Maggiore to the confluence with the River Po, and encompasses forty-seven municipalities in the provinces of Varese, Milan and Pavia.

With its wealth of nature, countryside, art and history, the Ticino Valley was recognised as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2002. The River Ticino and its canals are flanked by wooded hills along the Varese stretch of the cycle path that links Sesto Calende to Pavia, a route that covers 120 km (75 miles).

This cycle path is a firm favourite with keen cyclists: the flat route follows the course of the River Ticino, offering the opportunity for cyclists to plan wonderful rides to suit all levels of fitness and ability.

The Varese stretch of the cycle path starts near the point where the River Ticino leaves Lake Maggiore, along a road with little traffic that runs through some lovely countryside alongside the river. The route takes visitors through the typical scenery of alpine foothills seen in the Ticino Valley with woods of chestnut, oak and Scots pine trees, and white and grey herons, little egrets, mallards and coots are a common sight on the pebbly river banks.

The “Oriano” Park
Oriano di Sesto Calende (VA) - Via Oriano, 51

Monday-Friday: 9 - 12.30 p.m. / 2 - 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday-public holidays: 9 - 12.30 p.m. / 3 - 6 p.m.


Opening hours

Centro Parco "Oriano"
Lun-Ven: 9-12.30 / 14-18.  Sab-Dom-festivi: 9-12 / 15-18

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Places

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
1.67 km

Borromeo Castle, the Museum of Children’s Clothing and the Doll and Toy Museum | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Active & Green
Borromeo Castle, the Museum of Children’s Clothing and the Doll and Toy Museum | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
6.83 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
7.16 km

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
7.49 km

Relive your childhood at the Toys Museum

  • Art & Culture
Toys Museum, Museums Varese
7.5 km

Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Villages
Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
7.77 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)
8.53 km

Ispra | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Ispra | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
9.11 km

Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

Siti palafitticoli preistorici nell'Arco Alpino, culla della società
  • Unesco Sites
Palafitte Arco Alpino
9.82 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
10.86 km

Volandia Park and the Aviation Museum (Somma Lombardo) | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lifestyle
Volandia Park and the Aviation Museum (Somma Lombardo) | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
12.5 km

Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
12.54 km

Museo Gallaratese per gli Studi Patri

  • Art & Culture
Museo Gallaratese per gli Studi Patri
13.64 km

MA*GA Museum | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
MA*GA Museum | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
13.89 km

Golf Club Varese

Golf Club Varese offers incomparably beautiful views that embrace Monte Rosa, the Maggiore, Varese and Monate lakes.
  • Golf
Golf Club Varese, Luvinate (VA)
14.36 km

MAGA Museo Arte Gallarate

Museo Arte Gallarate, no magic but much art and a rich collection of masterpieces of the twentieth century
  • Art & Culture
MA*GA Museum Gallarate
14.58 km

Events

Lago di Comabbio Run: 5° Corri con Samia

Parco Berrini
Comabbio (VA)
02/06/2019
  • Active & Green
Lago di Comabbio Run: 5° Corri con Samia
4.09 km

Varese a 4 zampe

Parco Zanzi
Schiranna (VA)
01/06/2019 - 02/06/2019
  • Lifestyle
Varese a 4 zampe
12.4 km

Night bike ride on the cycling path of Lake Varese

Gavirate (VA)
14/06/2019
  • Active & Green
Night bike ride on the cycling path of Lake Varese
12.82 km

Gran Premio dell'Arno I Coppa d'argento

Solbiate Arno (VA)
09/06/2019
  • Active & Green
Gran Premio dell'Arno I Coppa d'argento
12.9 km

Activities

Cooking class immersed in a forest

  • Food & Wine
Cooking class immersed in a forest
1.38 km

Tickets for Rocca D'Angera

  • Parks
Tickets for Rocca D'Angera
7.51 km

Sport and fun with family in a farm

  • Active & Green
Sport and fun with family in a farm
10.9 km

Where to sleep

ELLY B&B

Sesto Calende
ELLY B&B
884 mt

ACCOGLIENTE CAMERA IN MANSARDA

Sesto Calende
ACCOGLIENTE CAMERA IN MANSARDA
1 km

BED AND BREAKFAST MONTEROSA

Sesto Calende
BED AND BREAKFAST MONTEROSA
1.39 km

BED&BREAKFAST LA COLOMBA

Sesto Calende
BED&BREAKFAST LA COLOMBA
1.41 km

HOTEL DEL PARCO SRL

Sesto Calende
HOTEL DEL PARCO SRL
1.6 km

COCO LOCO

Sesto Calende
COCO LOCO
1.62 km

IL RICHIAMO DEL LAGO

Mercallo
IL RICHIAMO DEL LAGO
1.64 km

APPARTAMENTO VICTORIA

Sesto Calende
APPARTAMENTO VICTORIA
1.66 km

CASA SIRIO

Sesto Calende
CASA SIRIO
1.88 km

HOTEL DEL SOLE

Sesto Calende
HOTEL DEL SOLE
1.92 km

HOTEL RISTORANTE 3 RE

Sesto Calende
HOTEL RISTORANTE 3 RE
1.98 km

B&B LIBERTY

Sesto Calende
B&B LIBERTY
2.03 km

B&B ON THE RIVER

Sesto Calende
B&B ON THE RIVER
2.08 km

LA STELLA

Mercallo
LA STELLA
2.11 km

HOTEL LA PAGODA

Sesto Calende
HOTEL LA PAGODA
2.16 km

GARDEN VIEW VILLA

Sesto Calende
GARDEN VIEW VILLA
2.18 km

FERRARIN APARTMENT

Sesto Calende
FERRARIN APARTMENT
2.19 km

HOTEL DAVID

Sesto Calende
HOTEL DAVID
2.2 km

GREEN MOTEL SRL

Vergiate
GREEN MOTEL SRL
2.3 km

PARK HOTEL LA SELVA

Vergiate
PARK HOTEL LA SELVA
2.44 km