Things to do in Castelveccana

Top Things to Do in Castelveccana

Things to Do in Castelveccana

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  • 64mayo
    Sittingbourne, UK103 contributions
    My Italian friends whom befriended me took me to this gorgeous spot where we picnicked by the cool pool under the waterfall . Such a refreshing, green natural area off the road away from the hustle taking a quality time out with nature . We walked and climbed up towards the falls ,a little challenging for me but well worth the effort .
    The sheer peace and beauty will be a lasting memory of greenery and cool water .
    Written 23 October 2018
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  • cocojoe
    München193 contributions
    Fine stony natural beach. Ample parking on the other side of the road. Few shady spaces. Bring your own umbrella, swimming shoes and lounger
    Written 22 August 2020
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  • kwollenhaupt
    Frankfurt, Germany32 contributions
    While we were having a relaxing walk we discovered a lot of unique spray art. It could be more clean, but that is mostly due to people enjoying the location and leaving their garbage there.
    My kids enjoy jumping there into the water.
    Written 13 August 2017
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy25,622 contributions
    The beatiuful facade we see totady it's a result of rebuilt datet back in 1683, in that reconstruction the church was rotated of 180°, the facde became the Apse.
    Internal with one nave very well decorated, the frescoe of Baptism of Jesus was made in the 16th century and was in the ancient medieval church dated back in the 12th century
    Written 3 August 2021
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  • Ivan S
    195 contributions
    In the cemetery of Nasca there is a solitary bell tower of rough gray stone: it is what remains of the ancient church of San Martino di Saltirana. It must have been a rather small and rustic church, of a Romanesque style such as San Giorgio di Sarigo and therefore presumably built around the XXII century. In it they gathered for their religious functions the village of Saltirana and the inhabitants of a vanished village that then was in the plain between Saltirana and Canova. That village was destroyed in 1277 by northern soldiers. Its inhabitants that were looted and decimated by the invaders and the plague that followed, abandoned everything and moved to a nearby hill where they founded Nasca. The church of San Martino fell into disuse. In 1574 San Carlo, on a pastoral visit to the Pieve of Travaglia, so he had his secretary Bascapè write down the state of San Martino: "the church has rough walls and worked stones; it is without a door ... "It was during one of the repeated visits to the Pieve that, in August 1581, Carlo Borromeo sensed the first symptoms of his long and inexorable evil: seventeen attacks of tertian fever that stopped him at Domo for about a month . Convalescent he used to go on foot in the woods of Sarigo, where he quenched his thirst in a spring that is still called "Fonte di San Carlo". In 1786, at the decision of the parish priest of Domo Giovanni Battista Isabella, he demolished the small church keeping only the bell tower
    Written 1 August 2018
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  • BIG_VINX
    Milan, Italy3,626 contributions
    The picturesque Church of San Giorgio is close to Sarigo, a delightful hamlet in the hinterland of Castelveccana, north of Laveno. This Lombard Romanesque church dates back to the first half of the 12th century. In the Middle Ages, it attracted many inhabitants from the surrounding valleys who attributed miraculous healing powers to its baptismal font. The first thing that stands out even for the less attentive is the original location of the entrance on the long side and not on the short one, which was usually the case. The apse, preciously decorated and framed by hanging arches obtained from blocks of stone, indicates an influence by the masters from Como. This place is truly worth the trip to the small hamlet of Sarigo!
    Written 25 September 2014
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  • Ivan S
    195 contributions
    How to get to Sarigo: you have to get away from the shores of Lake Maggiore and take the SP31, which connects Germignaga, Brezzo di Bedero and the hamlets of Portovaltravaglia and Castelveccana. Shortly after Muceno, the instructions for the small town are turned (turn left). After Sarigo the road continues to Nasca, another hamlet of Castelveccana worthy of a visit, to return to the banks of the Verbano (for those coming from Laveno Mombello this is obviously the best route) .Sarigo is a set of small streets with many and beautiful historical buildings and it is pleasant to walk around. There are the ancient wash house and the small museum of the abode of Amalia, the theater of the Codirossi with roots that are sculptures, the summer residence of the Milanese painter Boni, a house with paintings depicting wild animals, placed on the facades and the 'home of the painter Genesio Boldrini entirely frescoed. In Sarigo there is also the small Romanesque church dedicated to San Giorgio. The village is not big and You can visit it at a slow pace, admiring its most evocative corners, the enchanting places even if unknown to most people.
    Written 1 August 2018
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  • Ivan S
    195 contributions
    Ethnographic collection dates back to 2000, the project was to create a collection that could bring together human and social history of Valtravaglia and in particular of Castelveccana, aimed not only at the rediscovery and conservation of the past, but also characterized as a cultural opportunity for the small town
    The collection is currently divided into two sections with tools for domestic use. The different pieces, after an initial cataloging, have been selected and, if necessary, restored.
    Written 1 August 2018
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