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Lake of Varese

Lake of Varese, Province of Varese, Italy

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About Lake of Varese

The Lake Varese is located at the foot of Varesine Pre-Alps at an altitude of238  m above sea level; has an average depth of11  m and a maximum of26  m, while the surface is14.95  km².  It is the 10th Italian lake by extension, among those entirely included in the national borders, and the 12th in total.  Known for its unmistakable shoe shape.  It is also renowned for the abundance of ducks, so much so that the latter is called the Lake of Ducks.



Attractions near Lake of Varese

Sacro Monte di Varese (Unesco site)6.11km from Lake of Varese

The Sacro Monte di Varese located in Varese , in the Santa Maria del Monte hamlet , consists of fourteen chapels, dedicated to the mysteries of the Rosary , which lead to the sanctuary of Santa Maria del Monte, a place of pilgrimage since the Middle Ages , which serves as the fifteenth chapel. It belongs to the group of nine Sacred Mountains of Piedmont and Lombardy included in 2003 by UNESCO in the world heritage of humanity.

Lago di Monate6.26km from Lake of Varese

The Lake Monate is a pre-alpine lake in Lombardy located in the province of Varese between Lake Varese and Lake Maggiore.  The lake is fed by underground springs and some canals including the Rio Freddo has a single outlet in the Acquanegra stream that flows into Lake Maggiore in the municipality of Brebbia in the Sabbie d'Oro area. The waters are generally quite clear with some stretches in which they tend to become opaque, taking on a lagoon color.

Isola Bella10.61km from Lake of Varese

L ' Isola Bella is located in Lake Maggiore, is part of the group of so-called Borromean Islands, and is located in the Gulf dedicated to the famous family who still has the property, about 400 meters off the coast of Stresa. It measures 320 meters long and 180 meters wide and is largely occupied by the Italian garden of the Borromeo palace, which occupies the north-western coast of the islet.

Via Isola dei Pescatori11.1km from Lake of Varese

L ' Isola Dei Pescatori, also known as Isola Superiore, is the only archipelago of the Borromeo in Lake Maggiore to be permanently inhabited. 100 meters wide by 350 meters long, it houses a small village, with characteristic multi-story houses, with a small square, characteristic narrow alleys, the lakefront, and the main street to allow for movements strictly on foot of the 57 inhabitants who live off fishing and tourism.

Santa Caterina del Sasso13.24km from Lake of Varese

The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso is a monastery built overhanging the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore, in the municipality of Leggiuno.  The monastery can be reached on foot by descending down a long winding stairway or by taking an elevator or by a number of ferry services or boats that dock at the pier. Visitors are rewarded with a secluded garden courtyard leading to an unassuming church door. It is in this chapel that you’ll find the extremely well-preserved body of Alberto Besozzi,

Rocca di Angera13.75km from Lake of Varese

The Rocca Borromeo di Angera, or Rocca d'Angera, also called Borromeo Castle, is a castle on a lakeside hilltop in the limits of the town of Angera in the Province of Varese.  Rocca di Angera dominates the southern end of Lake Maggiore. In the historic rooms, there are original frescoes, paintings, and decorations. Inside the fortress there is the Doll and Toy Museum which traces the history of the game from the 18th century.

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About 10 million people, forming one-sixth of Italy's population, live in Lombardy and about a fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in the region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest regions in Europe.