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Rocca di Angera

Via Rocca Castello, 2, 21021 Angera VA, Italy

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About Rocca di Angera

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.

Attractions near Rocca di Angera

Lago di Monate7.5km from Rocca di Angera

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.

Santa Caterina del Sasso11.64km from Rocca di Angera

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,

Sacro Monte di Orta12.77km from Rocca di Angera

The Sacro Monte di Orta is part of the group of nine Alpine Sacred Mountains in Piedmont and Lombardy considered world heritage sites and is located in the municipality of Orta San Giulio in the province of Novara. Many of the artworks are of a high quality, some of the most highly thought of painters and sculptors of the period having been commissioned to produce them. The vegetation of the Sacred Mountain runs down to the shores of Lake Orta and was designed in line with ornamental criteria t

Park Villa Pallavicino 12.87km from Rocca di Angera

The Park of Villa Pallavicino in Stresa is a favorite tourist attraction on Lake Maggiore, a paradise of flowers and animals to delight visitors of all ages. The Park was originally the idea of the Neapolitan statesman Ruggero Bonghi, who fell in love with Lake Maggiore and decided in 1855 to purchase the land and build a small house for himself. The estate was begun in the late 17th century by Clelia Durazzo Grimaldi, who established the Giardino botanico Clelia Durazzo Grimaldi at that time.

Isola San Giulio13.53km from Rocca di Angera

The island of San Giulio is the only island of Lake Orta and is part of the municipality of Orta San Giulio, in the province of Novara, in Piedmont.  There is a small inhabited center where the buildings of greater historical importance are the Basilica of San Giulio and the Mater Ecclesiae abbey, built on the ruins of an ancient castle and which occupies a large part of the island's surface. Currently, the island is permanently inhabited only by very few families, in addition to the monastery.

Lake of Varese13.75km from Rocca di Angera

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.

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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.