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Varese

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Biking Trails · Art Galleries
Varese is a city and comune in north-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 55km north of Milan.It is the capital of the Province of Varese. The hinterland or urban part of the city is called Varesotto.GeographyThe city of Varese lies at the feet of Sacro Monte di Varese, part of the Campo dei Fiori mountain range, that hosts an astronomical observatory, as well as the Prealpino Geophysical Centre. The village which is in the middle of the mountain is called Santa Maria del Monte because of the medieval sanctuary, which is reached through the avenue of the chapels of the Sacred Mountain. Varese is situated on seven hills: the San Pedrino Hill, the Giubiano Hill, the Campigli Hill, the Sant'Albino Hill, the Biumo Superiore Hill, Colle di Montalbano (Villa Mirabello) and the Hill of Miogni. The city also looks over Lake Varese.ClimateVarese's winters are less mitigated by the proximity of the Lago Maggiore and of the minor lakes surrounding it. Low temperatures in the late autumn and winter frequently go down a few degrees below zero (Celsius). This differentiates it from areas south of the city. As in other cities in the foothills of Lombardy, fog is an infrequent phenomenon. Varese is on average cooler than other cities of the Lombard Prealps, especially in winter. The rainfall of Varese is among the highest in Italy, with more than 1500mm of annual average. In winter, snow falls quite frequently, especially in January (about 50cm per year).
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Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese ©
Religious Site
Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese
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Duration: 3 hours
Lake Varese Bicycle Trail
Biking Trail
Lake Varese Bicycle Trail
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Palazzo e Giardini Estensi ©
Garden
Palazzo e Giardini Estensi
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Villa e Collezione Panza ©
Art Gallery
Villa e Collezione Panza
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Varese

Pista Ciclopedonale del lago di Comabbio ©
Biking Trail
Pista Ciclopedonale del lago di Comabbio
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo Baroffio e del Santuario del Sacro Monte Sopra Varese
Specialty Museum
Museo Baroffio e del Santuario del Sacro Monte Sopra Varese
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi ©
Specialty Museum
Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi
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Duration: 1h 30 min
poncione di Ganna ©
Mountain
poncione di Ganna
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Varese

Villa del Balbianello ©
Architectural Building
Villa del Balbianello Tremezzina
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Lago di Como ©
Water Body
Lago di Como Lombardy
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Duration: 4 hours
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Art Gallery
Palazzo Borromeo Isola Bella
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Lake Orta ©
Water Body
Lake Orta Orta San Giulio
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Varese

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Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate
Church
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate
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Duration: 30 minutes
Chiesa dei Frati Cappuccini
Church
Chiesa dei Frati Cappuccini
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Duration: 30 minutes
Chiesa di Santo Stefano ©
Church
Chiesa di Santo Stefano
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Cripta romanica del Sacro Monte ©
Religious Site
Cripta romanica del Sacro Monte
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Varese

Museo Castiglioni ©
History Museum
Museo Castiglioni
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Musei Civici di Villa Mirabello ©
Natural History Museum
Musei Civici di Villa Mirabello
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Sala Veratti ©
Specialty Museum
Sala Veratti
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo Tattile Varese ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Tattile Varese
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Varese

Villa Toeplitz ©
Park
Villa Toeplitz
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese ©
Religious Site
Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese
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Duration: 3 hours
Villa Esengrini Montalbano ©
Architectural Building
Villa Esengrini Montalbano
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Campo dei Fiori Astronomical Observatory
Observatory
Campo dei Fiori Astronomical Observatory
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Spa
Spas
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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