Rocca di Angera
Via Rocca Castello, 2, 21021 Angera VA, Italy
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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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