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mt. 212 asl - about 20.000 inhabitants.
Arona is an important commercial
and tourist town, railway and road junction and lake port. You can join
it by the highway A8 Milano-Laghi or by railway (Milano - Domodossola).
Former Roman resort, during the Middle Aces it was the demain of the Visconti
and later, from 1439 to 1797 of the Borromeo In the 13th century a castle
was built, the remains of which can still be seen on the Rocca, which drops
sheer to the lake.
It was the home of St. Carlo Borromeo (1538-84) whose
huge brass and bronze statue
rises behind the town, 23.40 m. high; It was built in 1697 by Bernardo
Falconi and Siro Zanelli.
In the centre, visit the church of SS. Martiri
originally Romanic with Baroque facade and Neoclassic interior, where a
painting by Bergognone, 16th century glass windows and a painting by Palma
the Younger (16th century)can be found; the Collegiate church of S. Maria,
renaissance style, with a polyptych by Gaudenzio Ferrari (1511); the Manneristic
church of Madonna di Piazza attributed to Pellegrino Tibaldi (1592), in
the 17th century Beolchi Chapel and the 15th century Court Palace, with
In Dagnente, the tombs of Felice Cavallotti, Paolo
Troubetzkoy and Luigi Conconi. At the end of May, beginning of June there
is the Lake Maggiore Trade Fair. In Arona Lake Maggiore Boat Service.
Arona - A view from the rock
Arona - by the side of the lake
Arona - A view from the rail station
For more information about hotels in this town the Google Search is available
- Hotel Atlantic
- Hotel Concorde
- Hotel Florida
- Hotel Giardino