Art&Music can suggest several places to go and activities to do during your stay. Here's a little list of the most interesting ones.
Lake Maggiore is just a few kilometer far from our location and it offers beautiful views and landscapes. Ideal for a walk, Stresa, Arona and Angera are very popular among tourists, especially during the summer season. You can also move from the two side of the lake with the ferry boat.
The city of Milan, which is 20km far from Gallarate, is a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers and models. Milan has an ancient city centre with high and interesting buildings and palazzos, which is why so many people from all over the world want to see the city of glamour. Also, in 2015, Expo will start here, giving the city an unbelievable opportunity to rise up. There are a lot of interesting monuments and museums to visit such as the Sforza's castle, the '900 museum and the Navigli area, famous for its beaty and for happy hours. Milan is easily reachable by train or by car from our location.
A province where nature and culture blend happily as one. Ideal for a long weekend or to extend a business trip to Milan and restore mind, body and spirit in pure relaxation. The picturesque landscapes, ancient villas and little towns gathered amidst the hills make the province of Varese the perfect destination for a romantic weekend break, particularly in the springtime, and popular with sports-lovers thanks to enthralling cycling routes.The province of Varese features a great many lakes and water courses: the most famous are Lake Varese at the foot of the pre-Alps of Varese, and Lake Lugano (also referred to as Lake Ceresio), where you can canoe and admire the beauty of ancient villages, like Porto Ceresio. Its proximity to Milan, Switzerland and the international airport of Malpensa makes Varese and its surrounding towns and villages an excellent alternative to your standard business destinations. The pre-Alps and, in particular the evocative Mount Piambello, attract mountain-lovers and hill-climbers alike.
It has earned the well-deserved nickname of the Città Giardino (Garden Town), and as you stroll through its streets, it is easy to see why. The parks of what were once the ancient noble villas are now open to the public.
Starting with Palazzo Estense, a real architectural jewel of the 18th century, which today houses the city's municipality and is often host to events, cultural happenings and shows. You won't be bored in Varese: despite being only a small city, there are plenty of concerts and local theatre productions to choose from. The Basilica of San Vittore is also worth a visit, with the baptistery and Villa Mirabello, which houses civic museums.
Easily reached by train too, serviced both by Ferrovie dello Stato and Le Nord railway systems, the city extends as far as the shores of Lake Varese, where the locals enjoy canoeing and relaxing in boats. At the centre of the lake lies the little islet of Virginia, particularly evocative in the autumn. From Varese, you can also go on various excursions into the surrounding areas.
At the end of the valley that faces out from Varese onto Lake Ceresio (Lake Lugano), Porto Ceresio dominates the wonderful gulf in which it is mirrored. In an enchanting setting headed by the Arbostora, the hill of San Martino, Mount San Giorgio and Ca' del Monte, the little village looks as though it has come right out of a painter's palette with a thousand different colours.A little village of fishermen and boatsmen, but also of great artists, Porto Ceresio is the last strip of Italy projected towards Switzerland, set between the green of the mountains and the blue of the lake. It is an cozy, familiar town that provides ideal hospitality: a "living room" immersed in nature. Small piazzas, gardens, workshops, restaurants and cafés invite you to stop and relax before continuing along the beautiful nature itineraries that explore history, art, sport, food and wine. From a visit to the Museo Etnografico Appiani (Appiani Ethnographic Museum) to the fortified line of Cadorna and the many art exhibitions.