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Sightseeing in Varese - what to see. Complete travel guide

Varese is a picturesque province that attracts travellers by its amazing alpine valleys and mountain lakes. The resort offers to its guests multiple walking routes, many of which are intended for a stay of several days. This place will be interesting to not only mountain climbers, but also to ordinary travellers as well and anyone else who is indifferent to beautiful corners of nature. You will be able to walk through untouched woods, walk along the shores of most beautiful mountain lakes and see endless valleys that look like pictures from fairy tales.
Varese is famous for its gorgeous architectural landmarks. The city is incredibly rich in museums and theaters. Sacro Monte of Varese is, without a doubt, an important landmark that tourists … Open
The city is also full of different cultural places of interest. Among them such places as Castello Estense are definitely worth mentioning. Don’t forget to visit Sacro Monte sanctuary, from which was started “cross procession”. It ends at the beginning of the hill on which stands Santa Maria del Monte Church. These religious sights are considered the most precious ones in whole country. Each year thousands of pilgrims come here to kneel in front of great shrines.
Not far away from the church is located a small picturesque village that still keeps several houses built during medieval times. While walking on narrow streets you can see many shops and outlets on your way where you can buy memorable souvenirs created by local masters. Copyright
Varese and the surrounding towns have much to offer to travelers. Both fans of architectural landmarks and adherents of eco-tourism will be satisfied with their vacation in this part of … Open
There are several attractive villas on the territory of the city. Each villa has its own cultural significance. For example, Villa Mirabello is now the home for the Archeological Museum that exhibits a collection of pictures created by famous Italian masters. You will find another great collection of art in another museum located in the museum in Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza. Sport lovers should go to golf fields (there are 7 high-class golf fields in Varese) or spend some nice time in hippodrome, where they can learn how to ride a horse, or play basketball on one of several special areas. In case you prefer water sports, then you should go to Varese Lake where traditionally take place yacht regatta and cutter rides.
Piazza Monte Grappa natalizia. Varese. In the heart of the city is one of its main historical symbols – the Palace and Park Complex Estense. The beautiful palace is striking in its scope. Over the years of its existence, it almost completely preserved the original decoration of its facade. Today it is a shining example of the Baroque style – the most spectacular architectural monument of this style in the city. A walk in the Park can also become a fascinating tour. On its territory, ancient sculptures, beautiful fountains and pools were preserved.
1. The period from May to October is considered the best time to visit Varese. The weather is always fine during this part of the year, so nothing will spoil your plans. 2. There are no … Open
Among the religious sights, it is worth highlighting the Basilica of San Vittore. Its construction began in the late 16th century and lasted for more than 150 years. Today, the Basilica has preserved several chapels which were built in different periods. The Basilica is unique from the architectural point of view the monument; it is wonderfully combines elements of various architectural styles.
Varese - gotico lombardo The bell tower of the Basilica is regarded as a separate attraction; its height is 77 meters. At the time of construction, it was the tallest building in the city. The project of the Basilica was created by renowned architects Bernaskoni and Pellegrini. Today, it attracts guests to Varese not only with its impressive height, but also with its luxurious decoration. The best artists of the Lombardy region worked on decorating the bell tower.
One of the most original Varese hotels in terms of design is Atahotel Varese. The aparthotel's spacious rooms are decorated in warm colors, an abundance of beautiful fabrics of light shades … Open
One of the most spectacular monuments of architecture is the Villa Recalcati. In the 19th century, it belonged to the noble family Morosini, one of the richest families in the city. At the end of the 19th century, the family faced financial difficulties, so, the rooms of the luxury villas began to be placed on rent. Many celebrities, including famous actress Eleonora Duse stayed within its walls. Today, the luxury Villa belongs to government institutions and some of its halls are used for holding art exhibitions.
VARESE Among the cultural institutions of Varese, is definitely worth mentioning the Museum of Baroffio, the display of which is religious works of art. Once in the city lived a noble Baron Giuseppe Baroffio Dall'Aglio, who was a collector of works of art on religious themes. During the life of the Baron, his collection became available for public display. Today, one of the most unusual museums in the city is visited daily by pilgrims from all over the world.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Varese
♥   Castle 'Varese Castle' Varese, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Frascarolo Castle' Induno Olona, 3.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Velate Tower' Varese, 3.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castiglione Olona Castle' Castiglione Olona, 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Torba Tower' Gornate Olona, 10.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Varese
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 14.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 39.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 94.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Varese from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Crespi d Adda

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Nowadays the old village attracts people who like architecture. There was saving a family palace of Crespi in neogothic style. Other beautiful buildings are the Crespi d'Adda church, workers’ houses. Nothing has changed for about a hundred years. If you want to become engrossed in the past, walk in this old village. Now it is quite hard to imagine that earlier this area was one of the most technically equipped in Europe. There was a modern lighting system and even a good-working aqueduct. … Read further

Basilica di San Lorenzo

From the series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
Several symbolic monuments are installed next to the basilica. A series of antique columns is the most unusual element of the surrounding area. They are preserved fragments of ancient Roman buildings. These columns were part of the baths in the 3rd century AD. The Basilica of St Lawrence has lost almost half of its values and original design elements for more than a thousand years of existence. A beautiful fresco has been preserved on the wall behind the main altar. Visitors can also see an ancient sculpture of Padre Pio. Its age is more than a thousand years. The painting under the dome was made already in the Middle Ages. But it continues to be considered a true work of art. … Read further

Duomo di Milano

From the series “15 Unofficial Man-Made Wonders of the World”
The cathedral is so great that it can accommodate up to 40 000 people. About 3 400 beautiful statues decorate a hall. The main symbol and the gem is the golden statue of Madonna, the patron saint of Milan. Paintings on walls and a ceiling of the cathedral require special attention. Some of them were created by the outstanding artist, Simone da Orsenigo. The roof of the cathedral has the great viewing platform that offers a spectacular view of the historic streets of Milan. … Read further
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