The now very rare thatched roofs of the Centocampi

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful:  we inttroduce with this quote of William Morris  the house with rye thatched roof, which is still visible today in Gambarogno, in the Centocampi mountain pasture on the Monti di Caviano: it’s useful and beautiful at the same time! Continue reading The now very rare thatched roofs of the Centocampi

Factory Outlet Missoni: in Sumirago, Golasecca and Mendrisio

What makes a Missoni garment special and absolutely unique? Its recognizability: the textures of the Missoni sweaters are an explosion of colors and geometries that for more than 50 years have been driving fashion addicted around the world crazy. Here’s where to buy Missoni garments at affordable outlet prices: in Varese there are two, in Sumirago and in Golasecca, plus there are outlets in the shopping centers of Mendrisio and Vicolungo.
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Tronzano Lago Maggiore and the Via delle Genti between mills and cool waterfalls

Tronzano on Lake Maggiore has not only a beautiful beach, a paradise for surfers, but also an ancient nucleus of houses from where the “via delle genti” passes through with ancient mills and a cool waterfall. For this reason Tronzano is an ideal destination for an invigorating summer walk.
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A Brissago Valtravaglia there is RAF, a shelter supporting abandoned animals

The province of Varese is rich in woods, farms and agritourisms, and lends itself to welcoming animals of different species. But in Brissago Valtravaglia, a few kilometers from Luino and Lake Maggiore, you will find a special reality: the RAF, “Rifugio Animali Felici” (Happy animals Shelter), managed by Mr. Giancarlo Galli.

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On foot along the Via Francisca del Lucomagno, pilgrims for 135 km

The path that connects Lavena Ponte Tresa, in the province of Varese, to the tomb of Saint Augustine in Pavia in 135 km, has been completely renovated with an enhancement project, crossing an area rich in art, history, culture and nature.
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A special and unique photo of Lake Maggiore, for you or your loved ones

We finally managed to convince Alessandro to put some of his splendid photographs up for sale! If you want to make a special and unique gift, focused on the territory, then a beautiful photograph in poster format (60 x 90 cm), ready to be framed, is the one for you.
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Where to buy zero-kilometer agricultural products

Many farmhouses in the Varese area have outlets for agricultural and natural products, grown or processed by them directly: berries, vegetables, cheeses, ice creams, meats, salami, honey and more! If you want to eat well and naturally, with zero km products, buy in a farmhouse where you will find quality at the right price.

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