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Varese: the old town

Where
Piazza Podestà, Basilica di San Vittore, torre campanaria, Chiostro di Sant'Antonino
Corso Giacomo Matteotti, Varese

The old part of the city of Varese is quite distinctive with ancient porticoes and galleries where the city’s traders have plied their wares since time immemorial. When strolling around the streets if you raise your gaze you can see the architectural features of the old city centre around which the life of Varese once revolved. Houses were usually built with the shop on the ground floor under a portico for protection from the rain, the home on the first floor and behind would have been gardens and a small vegetable patch to feed the household. Other stunning historical locations include Piazzetta del Podestà with the monument to Garibaldi’s troops during the Battle of Varese, Palazzo del Pretorio and Palazzo Biumi (“Broletto”), the Basilica of San Vittore with its bell tower. At the end of the footpath is the Cloister of Sant'Antonino on which construction began in 1599. A little further along is a row of bars that keep the Varese night life buzzing late into the night.

  

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Places

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
95 mt

Ancient mills and rural structures

  • Art & Culture
Ancient mills and rural structures
198 mt

SHOPPING DISTRICT

  • Lifestyle
SHOPPING DISTRICT
198 mt

Waterfalls | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Active & Green
Cascate Varese
198 mt

Palazzo Estense

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Estense
211 mt

The Gardens of Palazzo Estense

  • Active & Green
The Gardens of Palazzo Estense
251 mt

Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum

  • Art & Culture
Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum
440 mt

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
658 mt

Panza Art Collection

  • Art & Culture
Panza Art Collection
736 mt

Villa Torelli Mylius

  • Parks
Villa Torelli Mylius
755 mt

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
2.16 km

Castiglioni Museum

Un affascinante viaggio tra archeologia e etnologia, tra deserto e savana, tra mito e realtà
  • Art & Culture
Castiglioni Museum
2.84 km

Birrificio Angelo Poretti

  • Lifestyle
Birrificio Angelo Poretti
2.87 km

Villa e Parco Toeplitz

  • Art & Culture
Villa e Parco Toeplitz
3.1 km

Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath

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

Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Casa museo Pogliaghi
5.1 km

Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy

  • Unesco Sites
Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy
5.19 km

Sacro Monte Varese

  • Religious Tourism
Sacro Monte Varese
5.23 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
5.25 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)
5.33 km

Activities

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

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

Where to sleep

REPUBBLICA DI OZ ROOMS AND APARTMENTS

Varese
REPUBBLICA DI OZ ROOMS AND APARTMENTS
77 mt

B&B VARESE CENTRO

Varese
B&B VARESE CENTRO
149 mt

KIBILU' - ANTICA CORTE DONIZETTI

Varese
KIBILU' - ANTICA CORTE DONIZETTI
156 mt

APARTMENT SILVA

Varese
APARTMENT SILVA
159 mt

B&B AL SEI ROOMS

Varese
B&B AL SEI ROOMS
179 mt

ALBERGO RISTORANTE BOLOGNA SRL

Varese
ALBERGO RISTORANTE BOLOGNA SRL
197 mt

HOTEL DI VARESE

Varese
HOTEL DI VARESE
279 mt

HOTEL EUROPA

Varese
HOTEL EUROPA
284 mt

MEDIOEVO

Varese
MEDIOEVO
364 mt

VARESE LOVELY STAY

Varese
VARESE LOVELY STAY
365 mt

THE TRAVELLERS' LOFT

Varese
THE TRAVELLERS' LOFT
439 mt

CITY HOTEL

Varese
CITY HOTEL
517 mt

GRIFOVARESE

Varese
GRIFOVARESE
541 mt

FEELING AT HOME - VARESE APARTMENT

Varese
FEELING AT HOME - VARESE APARTMENT
558 mt

LA MARTINO B&B

Varese
LA MARTINO B&B
620 mt

ART HOTEL VARESE

Varese
ART HOTEL VARESE
636 mt

INVILLA BNB

Varese
INVILLA BNB
680 mt

ALBERGO MIRA DI JIANG JIANI

Varese
ALBERGO MIRA DI JIANG JIANI
702 mt

LILLIPUT B&B

Varese
LILLIPUT B&B
824 mt

CASA VACANZE BELSORRISOVARESE

Varese
CASA VACANZE BELSORRISOVARESE
831 mt