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Rocca Borromea di Arona

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Address: Via Alla Rocca, 22 | Parco della Rocca Borromea, 28041, Arona, Italy
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Beautiful view of Arona and Lake Maggiore!!

Really a wonderful place to take in the views of Arona and Lake Maggiore as well as take in some history. No better place to sit on a beautiful day anywhere in Arona other than... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really a wonderful place to take in the views of Arona and Lake Maggiore as well as take in some history. No better place to sit on a beautiful day anywhere in Arona other than the possibly the "Speakeasy" enjoying one of their many specialty drinks!

Thank BCHP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had walked to the Rocca from the Hotel San Carlo, and would have enjoyed our visit so much more if the heavens had not opened moments after we arrived! We managed to shelter for a while by having coffee in the Bar, and when the rain eased off we did walk around the grounds. So we could see that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot to see all around Lake Maggiore. Cafe is a nice place to spend some quiet time away from Arona crowds.

Thank Susan D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Situated above the town, the fort and grounds provide a panoramic view of the lake and city. You can take a short walk up from very near public parking at the northern end of town, or you can drive up and park just outside the entrance which is level with the park itself.

Thank Bradford P
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I spent my childhood in this place and it's so close to my heart. Since it's been reopened I went back to enjoy the magnificent view on the city, the stunning ruins of what was once a castle. The service at the local cafe is great and people are friendly and happy. You can relax and absorb so much history... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Nice walk around, lovely site. Excellent views of the lake and of Angera. Easy to spend a couple of hours enjoying the views. Would recommend.

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Oud - Beijerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very quiet atmosphere. Nice view on the Lago Maggiore. Nice selection of different drinks and small foods. Perfect place to enjoy a long and quiet evening. Sometimes provided with live music.

Thank DomHam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

LOVE THIS PLACE! You can drive up to it or hike up the side of the hill. It's steep but fun. Kind of a walk in the past. The ruins left behind are a great piece of history to walk through. It also has the best panoramic view from the San Carlo stature, to the alps, castle across the lake... More 

Thank Amanda G
Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

If you want to see Maggiore Lake you should go there. From this place you can see lake and Rocca Angera castle. Parking is possible before enterance. Good place for relaxing.

Thank VioletGr
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I have been up here a few times, and I must admit it's a really nice place. The views from the top are very impressive, a great place to go to get some nice pictures of Arona and Lake Maggiore from above. There is a nice little pub up there as well if you fancy a drink, they also have... More 

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