Lago di Monate
Lago di Monate, Province of Varese, Italy
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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.
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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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east, and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders Switzerland to the northeast and France to the west. It has an area of 25,402 km2 making it the second-largest region of Italy after Sicily and a population of 4,322,805 as of 30 June 2020. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.