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Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

Where
Lago di Varese
Isolino Virginia (VA), Biandronno (VA)
Contacts
328 8377206
Official site

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

Lake Monate

  • Lakes
Lake Monate
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 Varese: the cycling route and footpath

  • Lakes
Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath
5.1 km

Lake Comabbio | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

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

Castello di Monteruzzo

  • Art & Culture
Castello di Monteruzzo
6.49 km

Castello Castiglioni Mantegazza

  • Art & Culture
Castello Castiglioni Mantegazza
6.63 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

  • Art & Culture
Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
6.79 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

Chapel Fourteen - The Assumption of Mary

  • Art & Culture
Chapel Fourteen - The Assumption of Mary
7.32 km

Chapel Thirteen - The Descent of the Holy Spirit

  • Art & Culture
Chapel Thirteen - The Descent of the Holy Spirit
7.32 km

Chapel 12: the Ascension of Christ

  • Art & Culture
Chapel 12: the Ascension of Christ
7.32 km

Chapel Eleven - The Resurrection

  • Art & Culture
Chapel Eleven - The Resurrection
7.32 km

Chapel Ten - The Crucifixion

The Chapel of the Crucifixion, a masterpiece of art and faith on the Sacro Monte di Varese.
  • Art & Culture
Chapel Ten - The Crucifixion
7.32 km

Chapel Nine - Jesus Climbs the Calvary

  • Art & Culture
 Chapel Nine - Jesus Climbs the Calvary
7.32 km

Chapel Eight - The Crowning with the Thorns

  • Art & Culture
 Chapel Eight - The Crowning with the Thorns
7.32 km

Chapel Seven - The Scourging at the Pillar

  • Art & Culture
Chapel Seven - The Scourging at the Pillar
7.32 km

Chapel Six - Jesus Praying in the Garden

  • Art & Culture
Chapel Six - Jesus Praying in the Garden
7.32 km

Events

THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS

Lago di Varese
Schiranna (VA)
05/07/2024 - 07/07/2024
  • Lakes
THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS
5.1 km

The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition

Varese
05/10/2024 - 06/10/2024
  • Cycle Tourism
The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition
7.85 km

Cycling: The Carnago Grand Prix

Carnago (VA)
31/08/2024
  • Cycle Tourism
Cycling: The Carnago Grand Prix
13.82 km

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
13.82 km

Activities

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese
7.79 km

Italian cooking class

  • Food & Wine
Italian cooking class
10.33 km

Where to sleep

Casa Velia

Biandronno
Casa Velia
592 mt

CAV De Stefano

TRAVEDONA-MONATE
CAV De Stefano
1.86 km

VILLA QUAGLIA

CAZZAGO BRABBIA
VILLA QUAGLIA
1.95 km

Appartamento Miralago Gavirate

GAVIRATE
Appartamento Miralago Gavirate
1.98 km

Casa San Martino

CAZZAGO BRABBIA
Casa San Martino
1.98 km

ALLA VOLIERA REALE

Ternate
ALLA VOLIERA REALE
2.53 km

B&B Il Violoncello

GAVIRATE
B&B Il Violoncello
2.56 km

B&B Khromova Gavirate

GAVIRATE
B&B Khromova Gavirate
2.61 km

Appartamento Bellavista Gavirate

Gavirate
Appartamento Bellavista Gavirate
2.68 km

Locazione Turistica Piazza Chiostro

GAVIRATE
Locazione Turistica Piazza Chiostro
2.69 km

EQUIRELAIS S.R.L.

Bodio Lomnago
EQUIRELAIS S.R.L.
2.74 km

CAV Alianello

GAVIRATE
CAV Alianello
2.81 km

Locazione Turistica Via S. Francesco

Inarzo
Locazione Turistica Via S. Francesco
2.88 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

ANTONIETTA'S B&B

Gavirate
ANTONIETTA'S B&B
3.17 km

TISA'S HOUSE

Gavirate
TISA'S HOUSE
3.2 km