Paths among Art and Nature

Landscape, between Art and Nature

Historical-naturalistic paths and industrial archaeology bring us to the discovery of the territory, among wonderful landscapes, ancient walks, historical and artistic testimonies, botanical peculiarity and astronomic observations and uncontaminated oasis of peace and calm.

  • Saturday 30 September
  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am - Villa and Brewery Poretti  - Via Olona n. 103 - Induno Olona (Varese)

    Villa and brewery Poretti

    Meeting at the entry of the brewery and after a guided tour to the villa and brewery.
    Only 30 persons admitted.  Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 03:00 pm - Noseda path  - Avigno

    Noseda path

    Meeting with the guide of the Park Campo dei Fiori at 14.45 in Largo Ambrosoli-street Oriani, Avigno.

    Description itinerary
    Walked by Avigno to Veiled to the discovery of the suburb, of the ancient Tower,medieval fortification with  roman origins and of little church  of St. Cassiano, whose bell tower is among the most ancient testimonies of the Romanesque place.

    Length: around 5 km
    Gradient: minimum
    Run: proper for everybody
    Time of route: around 2 hours, visits included
    Departure: Avigno
    Arrival: Avigno

    Guided visit, with the support of the GEVs of the Park Regional Campo dei Fiori.
    Obligatory booking, maximum 30 people.

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  • Sunday 1 October
  • At 09:00 am - Path of the Pizzelle  - Sacro Monte

    Path of the Pizzelle

    Meeting at 8.45 am in the square Pogliaghi, Sacro Monte.

    Description itinerary
    From square Pogliaghi to the Mountain Three Crosses passing from the ex station of the Funicular and from the Grand Hotel Campo dei Fiori. And then still the Square of the Battery, the Pratone and the Middle Point. Come down to Belvedere Square.
    Tourist run, during which geomorphology of the territory will be explained, and also landscape and historical aspects.

    Gradient: mt. 280

    It’s reccomended to wear suitable for the season, with shoes or pedule, optional telescopic canes.
    The organiser can change the program because of weather bad condition or partecipation’s preparation.
    Obligatory booking, maximum 30 people.

    In collaboration with the CAI Varese. Senior Group and Park of Campo dei Fiori.

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  • At 10:00 am - Villaggio Cagnola

    Villaggio Cagnola

    Extraordinary opening of the village: the day will be characterized by animations and activity with the possibility to discover the park from a naturalistic, historical, artistic-architectural and sporting point of view. Opening of the Park Adventure, lesson of architectural-landscape edited by the Politecnico di Milano and theatrical moments.

  • At 10:00 am, 01:00 pm - Villa and Brewery Poretti  - Via Olona n. 103 - Induno Olona (Varese)

    Villa and brewery Poretti

    Meeting at the entry of the brewery and after a guided tour to the villa and brewery.
    Only 30 persons admitted.  Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 10:30 am, 03:00 pm - Rising of Olona  - Villaggio Cagnola

    Olona sources – Villaggio Cagnola

    Meeting with tourist guide to the entry of the Villaggio Cagnola at 10.15 am and at 02.45 pm and to follow the guided tour.

    Description of  itinerary
    From the Village Cagnola to the sources of the Olona reaching the historical center of the Rasa, a small suburb from Roman empire’s age. Follow the path to ex Cava Donati and to the Furnaces: after having crossed the lawns of Passo della Motta Rossa, we come back to the Villaggio Cagnola from where we had departed.

    Length crossed: around 4 km
    Gradient: minimum
    Run: for everybody
    Time of route: around 2 hours
    Departure: Village Cagnola
    Arrive: Village Cagnola

    Guided tour with support of the GEVs of the Park Regional Campo dei Fiori obligatory Booking, maximum 30 people.

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  • At 10:45 am - Isolino Virginia

    Isolino Virginia

    In collaboration with Archeologistics within the project Cult City.

    Meeting point at 10.30 am to the beach of the Schiranna (barks for isolino virginia).

    On the lake of Varese, from the characteristic triangular form of around 9200 square meters surface, few meters it is found to from the shore of the Commune of Biandronno and from 1863 it is one of the most famous sites of the European prehistory. The island is the most ancient installation palafitticolo of the alpine arc and from June 27 th 2011 it is world patrimony of the UNESCO, in the list “Sites prehistoric palafitticoli of the alpine arc.” The particularity of the island is in the fact that also being provision of a small prehistoric museum, that depends on the Archaeological Museum of Villa Mirabello, it is it same a museum, as bound archaeological and environmental area. History and environment create in this site an equilibrium of deep and irripetibile beauty. During the time  the Isolino Virginia has always been famous as oasis of calm, tied up tightly to the environmental beauty of the lake, to the vegetation and the fauna. In fact the lake of Varese was always known for fishing, and also to be considered one of the fishiest lakes in Europe. Enumerated in past among the most panoramic of the Lombardy, it has maintained, during the time the charm of uncontaminated landscapes, not very dissimilar, in some cases, to those of the neolitic age. In the XVI century was known as island of S. Biagio for the presence of a small church devoted to this saint and destination of processions by the Schiranna. To the beginnings of the XVIII century was the residence of Innocente Besozzi that, in honor of his consort, he called the island Camilla. From the 1878 took the name of Virginia, complimentary to Marquis Andrea Ponti’s wife. From 1962, following the donation from the Marquis Gianfelice Ponti, it is ownership of the Varese’ Common. On the island it’s possible to do the didactic path and to visit the Prehistoric Civic Museum.

    Obligatory booking, maximum 30 people, phoning the number +39 328 8377206 (Archeologistics).
    Cost of the ferry A/R: 4,00 Euro.

  • At 03:00 pm - Valle Luna. Lissago-Mustonate  - Lissago

    Guided walk Lissago-Mustonate

    Meeting at 14.45 in parking of the sporting field of Lissago (street Salvini).

    Description of itinerary
    Paths between landscape and memory in the Valley Luna from Lissago to Mustonate, that also foresees the visit of the small museum of the country civilization in the short Mozzoni, so-called “Curt Granda”, typical example of farmhouse lombarda.

    Gradient: low
    Run: for everybody
    Arrival: Sporting Field of Lissago. street Salvini

    Obligatory booking, maximum 30 people.

    In collaboration with the Centro Culturale Lissago Schiranna

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  • Saturday 7 October
  • At 09:00 am - VIA FRANCISCA DEL LUCOMAGNO  - Via Sacra

    Via Francisca del Lucomagno

    Path from Sacro Monte to the Varese Lake

    Meeting at 8.45 am under the Statue of the Mosè (on top of the Via Sacra).

    A walk of other times where the magnificence of the mountains leaves the place to splendid panoramas: the Via Francisca del Lugomagno is a path full of historical and religious testimonies, that allowed, in ancient age, pilgrims and emperors to reach Rome departing from the Lake of Constancy . The proposed itinerary runs through Cammino della Via Francisca, that pass trough the city center and arrives to the Varese Lake.

    Conclusion of path in Cemetery of Cartabbia, on the Capolago’s plain.

    (The whole run of the covers n. 3 continue on Via Novellina, toward Gazzada)

    Obligatory booking, maximum 20 people, on www.vareselandoftourism.com/eventivfl

     

  • At 10:00 am, 11:00 am - Villa and Brewery Poretti  - Via Olona n. 103 - Induno Olona (Varese)

    Villa and brewery Poretti

    Meeting at the entry of the brewery and after a guided tour to the villa and brewery.
    Only 30 persons admitted.  Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 08:30 pm - Via Sacra and Borgo di S. Maria del Monte  - Località prima Cappella

    Paths in nighttime along the Via Sacra

    Meeting at the First Chapel, after a climb in nighttime along the Via Sacra with Eugene Guglielmi, university teacher of Aesthetics, conclusive conversation to the House Museum Pogliaghi.

    Description itinerary
    Crossed intinerary between cult and symbol in nightime along the Via Sacra, patrimony of the UNESCO, with the support of the Voluntary Ecological Watches of the Park Regional Campo dei Fiori. The walk will be driven from professor Eugene Guglielmi, teacher of Aesthetics to the university of the Studies in Florence.
    The itinerary develops him on a gradient of around 400 meters and therefore it recommends to wear comfortable footwears.

    Service shuttle free from square De Gasperi at 08.00 pm with arrival for 08.30 pm in the place First Chapel; return 11.30 pm from square Pogliaghi with arrival in the square De Gasperi around midnight.

    In collaboration with Parco Regionale Campo dei Fiori.

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  • Sunday 8 October
  • At 09:00 am - Campo dei Fiori  - Pensione Irma – via al Belvedere n. 17

    Panoramic path Campo dei Fiori

    Meeting at 8.45 am to the Pension Irma.

    The prealpines lakes and the level zone up to Milan, the Italian Alps with the Rosa Mountain and those French with the Monviso, the Greatest Lake and the Swiss Alps: suggestive panoramic path that will give the possibility to observe in all of its beauty the panoramas between art and nature that the territory of Varese offers to the visitors.

    Length crossed: around 4 km
    Gradient: middle
    Run: for everybody
    Time of route: around 2 hours
    Departure: Pension Irma (Campo dei Fiori)
    Arrival: Pension Irma (Campo dei Fiori)

    Path guided by the Guardie Ecologiche Volontarie del Parco Regionale Campo dei Fiori.

    Obligatory booking, maximum 30 people

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  • At 10:00 am, 01:00 pm - Villa and Brewery Poretti  - Via Olona n. 103 - Induno Olona (Varese)

    Villa and brewery Poretti

    Meeting at the entry of the brewery and after a guided tour to the villa and brewery.
    Only 30 persons admitted.  Booking is obligatory.

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  • At 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 01:30 pm, 03:00 pm - Astronomic observatory "G.V. SCHIAPARELLI"  - Campo dei Fiori

    Open doors to the Observatory

    Runs of the planets of the solar system

    Visit of the structure and Observation of the Sun.

    To the discovery of the observatory and the Cittadella di Scienze della Natura, center of the Astronomic Society founded by Salvatore Furia in the 1956. An unique place in Italy, open to volunteers and visitors to constitute an ideal bridge of understanding between the Science and the people. A run between sky and earth on the footsteps of an unforgettable teacher.
    The observatory is on  1230 meters high and the temperatures they are usually inferior of around 6 degrees in comparison to the city. Besides the parking  for the autos is  away 700 meters  from the observatory and the road it is in slope: it’s recommended a suitable wearing.
    Guided visit. Meeting at the entrance.
    Obligatory booking, maximum 30 people.

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