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Step back in time and explore an old castle in Angera - the Rocca or fortress Borromeo - on lake Maggiore with its interesting antique dolls' museum. Enjoy a stroll and free time in the pretty lakeside town of Arona and see the colossal statue of Saint Charles Borromeo, one of the highest in the world. A private tour to discover lovely corners of lake Maggiore
The Italian Alps are home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in Europe, but finding the highlights located deep in the mountains is often a complicated endeavor. With this tour, see the spectacular Toce Waterfall with a guide and admire the power of the second highest waterfall in Europe. Stop for a walk near the dam further up the Formazza Valley and to visit the traditional alpine villages.
There is news of the marble of Ornavasso since Roman times, as documented by stems and altars of the first and second century AD. preserved in the Civic Archaeological Collections of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan.Observing the valley we can see the beginning of the waterway that from the Toce to Lake Maggiore, then along the Ticino and the Naviglio Grande up to the Darsena of Milan, favored the use of Ornavasso marble in numerous and illustrious monuments of the Lombard area.Looking up we see the Candoglia quarry: the vein of marble that emerges from Ornavasso crosses the Toce valley and over the centuries has been excavated first at the base of the mountain where the remains of a furnace are still visible today. then in the trenches and up up to more levels of quarry in the tunnel.