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 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 ..
Via Verbano 1 I - 28041 Arona
Set right on the lakefront, Concorde is 5 minutes' walk from Arona centre on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Guests have free parking. Rooms at Hotel Concorde are all air conditioned and decorated with warm colours. They come with free Wi-Fi, satellite..
Viale Francesco Baracca 18 I - 28041 Arona
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..
piazza del Popolo 39 I - 28041 Arona
Guarding the port of Arona four centuries ago, the Spanish garrison would have admired the impressive view of the bare rock of Angera and the mountains reflected in the lake. Today this same view is enjoyed by diners on the veranda of this elegant re..
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 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..