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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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My morning walk

I have made this part of my morning walk rout. It is wonderful to be able to walk up or down depending which way I go. The view is to die for and the whole area is peaceful... read more

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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have made this part of my morning walk rout. It is wonderful to be able to walk up or down depending which way I go. The view is to die for and the whole area is peaceful. Full of history if you really take time to look around.

Thank M C
Province of Genoa, Italy
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47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Well worth a visit, if its sunny even better, the views from here are excellent, dont forget your camera. Also a nice cafe, for snacks tea coffee, small play area for the kids, and toilet facilities.

Thank PaulMountains
Fort Worth, Texas
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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385 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

Thank lakegirl48
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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106 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Thank Bsac83
Oud - Beijerland
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

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