• Unesco Sites
    • Art & Culture

Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

Siti palafitticoli preistorici nell'Arco Alpino, culla della società

Where
Varese

The prehistoric Alpine stilt houses are part of 111 human dwellings scattered all over the heart of Europe, included in the Unesco World Heritage Sites list.

The Alpine Range harbors a series of unique, well preserved prehistoric pile-settlements, a priceless source of information on the first permanent settlings in the area.

Nineteen are located in 5 different regions Italy, 10 of them are in Lombardy alone. These houses feature one thing in common: the use of stilt poles under the aforementioned accommodations. These wooden and thatch huts were erected on a platform supported by beams stuck into the bottom of a river, a lagoon or even dry land.

They allow us to better understand daily life of agricultural communities during prehistoric, neolithic and bronze ages. Moreover, due to the findings of utensils, it is possible to identify which tools could be used at the time.

The region boasts the oldest structure ever known until now. It can be seen in Lake Varese, at the Island of Virginia, near a museum showcasing the archaeological excavation spots of a V millennium B.c. village.

Unesco Sites in Lombardy are an ideal destination for planning a memorable cultural vacation.

Take me here: Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

Places

Isolino Virginia | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Unesco Sites
Isolino Virginia | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
76 mt

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
1.9 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)
4.4 km

Lake Monate | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Lake Monate | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
4.61 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)
4.7 km

Lake Comabbio | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Lake Comabbio | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
6 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
6.66 km

Varese civic museum of modern and contemporary art

  • Art & Culture
Varese Civic Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
6.82 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
6.84 km

Sacro Monte Varese

  • Religious Tourism
Sacro Monte Varese
7.89 km

Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy

  • Unesco Sites
Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy
7.9 km

Villa e Parco Toeplitz

  • Art & Culture
Villa e Parco Toeplitz
8.09 km

Ispra | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Ispra | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
8.2 km

Palazzo estense

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Estense
8.23 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
8.23 km

Cascate | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Active & Green
Cascate Varese
8.35 km

Varese: the old town | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Varese: the old town | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
8.44 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
8.51 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
8.68 km

Park of the Ticino Valley (Sesto Calende) | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Parks
Park of the Ticino Valley (Sesto Calende) | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
9.82 km

Events

Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine

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

Activities

"Robert Wilson for Villa Panza. Tales" exhibition tickets

  • Art & Culture
"Robert Wilson for Villa Panza. Tales" exhibition tickets
8.72 km

Where to sleep

B&B LA CASA CREATIVA

Cazzago Brabbia
B&B LA CASA CREATIVA
1.91 km

B&B VILLA CHIARA

Biandronno
B&B VILLA CHIARA
2.06 km

B&B CASA OLIVIA

Ternate
B&B CASA OLIVIA
2.53 km

LA VOLIERA REALE

Ternate
LA VOLIERA REALE
2.53 km

ALLA VOLIERA REALE

Ternate
ALLA VOLIERA REALE
2.53 km

EQUIRELAIS S.R.L.

Bodio Lomnago
EQUIRELAIS S.R.L.
2.74 km

B&B I TIGLI

Gavirate
B&B I TIGLI
2.92 km

B&B IL NIDO AL LAGO

Gavirate
B&B IL NIDO AL LAGO
3 km

SUNSET HOTEL

Gavirate
SUNSET HOTEL
3.04 km

B&B LA CASA ROSSA

Gavirate
B&B LA CASA ROSSA
3.05 km

LAKE AND CAKE DOLCELAGO B&B

Gavirate
LAKE AND CAKE DOLCELAGO B&B
3.14 km

AL CHIOSSETTO

Travedona-Monate
AL CHIOSSETTO
3.16 km

ANTONIETTA'S B&B

Gavirate
ANTONIETTA'S B&B
3.17 km

LE TRE ARTI

Gavirate
LE TRE ARTI
3.33 km

RESIDENCE LE ARCATE

Gavirate
RESIDENCE LE ARCATE
3.39 km

B&B PICCOLO LAGO

Travedona-Monate
B&B PICCOLO LAGO
3.4 km

B&B VILLA ERMELINDA

Comerio
B&B VILLA ERMELINDA
3.46 km

DEL LAGO BED AND BREAKFAST

Varese
DEL LAGO BED AND BREAKFAST
3.47 km

VILLA CARLOTTA CHARMING ROOMS

Travedona-Monate
VILLA CARLOTTA CHARMING ROOMS
3.52 km

HOTEL BEL SIT SRL

Comerio
HOTEL BEL SIT SRL
3.55 km