• 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

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

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

  • Lakes
Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
5.1 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

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
6.8 km

Villa Toeplitz and the Castiglioni Museum and Park | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Villa Toeplitz and the Castiglioni Museum and Park | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
7.75 km

Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Casa museo Pogliaghi
7.84 km

Museo Baroffio e del Santuario del Sacro Monte sopra Varese | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Museo Baroffio e del Santuario del Sacro Monte sopra Varese | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
7.86 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
7.95 km

Villa Torelli Mylius | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

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

The Gardens of Palazzo Estense

  • Active & Green
The Gardens of Palazzo Estense
8.19 km

Ispra | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Ispra | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
8.2 km

Palazzo Estense

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Estense
8.23 km

Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum

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

Ancient mills and rural structures | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Ancient mills and rural structures | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
8.35 km

SHOPPING DISTRICT | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lifestyle
SHOPPING DISTRICT | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
8.35 km

Lake Comabbio | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Lake Comabbio | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
8.35 km

Events

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
3.37 km

Varese a 4 zampe

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

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
5.77 km

Innovation Garden

Centro di Varese
Varese (VA)
07/06/2019 - 09/06/2019
  • Art & Culture
Innovation Garden
8.35 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
12.73 km

Activities

Convenzioni con ristoranti tipici e museo VILLA PANZA

  • Food & Wine
Convenzioni con ristoranti tipici e museo VILLA PANZA
7.65 km

Tickets for the "Long Light. Sean Scully at the Villa and Panza Collection"

  • Art & Culture
Tickets for the "Long Light. Sean Scully at the Villa and Panza Collection"
8.72 km

Sport and fun with family in a farm

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

Cooking class immersed in a forest

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

Tickets for Rocca D'Angera

  • Parks
Tickets for Rocca D'Angera
12.15 km

Where to sleep

B&B LA CASA CREATIVA

Cazzago Brabbia
B&B LA CASA CREATIVA
1.91 km

MAURA ALLOGGIO

Bregano
MAURA ALLOGGIO
2.18 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

ALLOGGIO BUTTERFLY

Bardello
ALLOGGIO BUTTERFLY
2.83 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

IL CHIOSTRO

Gavirate
IL CHIOSTRO
3.03 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

AGRITURISMO IL LAGO E LE STELLE DI VIVAI LA PRADA

Varese
AGRITURISMO IL LAGO E LE STELLE DI VIVAI LA PRADA
3.26 km

LE TRE ARTI

Gavirate
LE TRE ARTI
3.33 km

CASCINA SAN PIETRO

Travedona-Monate
CASCINA SAN PIETRO
3.35 km

RESIDENCE LE ARCATE

Gavirate
RESIDENCE LE ARCATE
3.39 km

B&B PICCOLO LAGO

Travedona-Monate
B&B PICCOLO LAGO
3.4 km