Things to see and do - Arona
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Arona Travel guide
Arona : Michelin's recommendations
Arona owes its development to its location on the southern shore of Lake Maggiore. The town is not only a port for ferry services across the lake, but also a major railway centre and one of the region's busiest towns. This traditional stronghold of the famous Borromeo family is nonetheless a pleasant place to stay, having retained an attractive old district where the Palazzo del Podestà and Santa Maria church (housing a lovely polyptych by Gaudenzio Ferrari) are particularly worthy of note.
Tourist attractions Arona : Things to see and do
Piazza S. Carlo I - 28041 Arona
Charles Borromeo, Cardinal Archbishop of Milan, distinguished himself by his conduct during the plague which decimated the Lombard capital in 1576. In recognition of his heroism, the citizens of Arona had this 24m high statue, set on a 12m base, erec..
Via San Carlo 8 I - 28041 Arona
Prix Prices from : 45 €
Located in a quiet street, just 150 metres from Lake Maggiore and near the centre, Hotel Spagna offers the perfect base for exploring the historic city of Arona. All rooms are en suite. The rooms are simple and functional, and come with air conditio..
Via Verbano 4 I - 28041 Arona
The San Carlo is set just outside Arona and enjoys beautiful views of Lake Maggiore. Rooms here are large, and most offer views of the lake or d'Angera Castle. Hotel Ristorante San Carlo offers delicious cuisine from Piedmont and has a well-stocked ..
Viale Francesco Baracca 18 I - 28041 Arona
Prix Prices from : 85 €
Only 300 metres from the shores of Lake Maggiore, Hotel Michelangelo is 500 metres from Arona town centre. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, a traditional restaurant and a 24-hour reception. Classic-style rooms at the Michelangelo com..
via Vignola 14 I - 28041 Montrigiasco
Opened a few decades ago, this restaurant is now run by the next generation of the same family, although the warm, relaxing atmosphere and authentic feel of the place remain unchanged. The sliced veal kidneys with mustard is one of the most popular d..
piazza del Popolo 35 I - 28041 Arona
It's unusual to find a restaurant serving Mediterranean and Neapolitan specialities in this romantic corner of Lake Maggiore. The choice of dishes is explained by the origins of the owner-chef who comes from Campania in southern Italy. Top quality in..
via Vergante 12 I - 28041 Campagna
A family-run trattoria, in a beautiful rustic restored building; pleasant and welcoming interiors where you can try traditional cuisine, prepared with the utmost care.
piazza del Popolo 39 I - 28041 Arona
Four centuries ago the Spanish garrison would have enjoyed much the same view of the port of Arona as the diners of this elegant restaurant do today. From the veranda, the austere Angera rock and mountains are reflected in the lake. The only distract..