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Impressive Borromeo medival castle

The massive Rocca di Angera overlooks the southern tip of Lago Maggiore with a breathtaking view... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Muralto60
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
That was 9.5 euros well spent...

Last day of our short trip, so we drove to Angera to take a look at the castle which we had seen... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Nigel H
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Leiden, NL
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La Rocca di Angera è un esempio di fortificazione medievale perfettamente conservata. Composta da cinque diversi corpi di fabbrica, eretti a partire dal secolo successivo al Mille e sino al Cinquecento, è impossibile non farsi sorprendere dalla...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Via Rocca 10, 21021 Angera, Italy
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Last day of our short trip, so we drove to Angera to take a look at the castle which we had seen every day from our balcony in Meina. The Rocca d'Angera is well worth a visit if you have an hour or so to...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The massive Rocca di Angera overlooks the southern tip of Lago Maggiore with a breathtaking view across the lake, and, on good clear days, with a stunning view on Mt.Rosa to the north. The beautiful historic interior is worth a trip as is the little...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Last day of our short trip, so we drove to Angera to take a look at the castle which we had seen every day from our balcony in Meina. The Rocca d'Angera is well worth a visit if you have an hour or so to...More

1  Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Wow! There must be tens of thousands of dolls in this place! Room after room, filled with glass cabinets displaying dolls of all shapes & sizes from all over the world. There are so many that after a while you do tend to "glaze over"...More

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 3 August 2017

During our visit to the castle we enjoyed a snack on the cafe terrace which has a great view towards the southern end of the lake. As the cafe is located within the castle grounds you need an entrance ticket to reach it. This is...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Good family day out. Lots and lots of dolls of different sizes, nationalities and poses. Amazing views at various levels. We had sandwiches and soft drinks at the cafeteria. They tasted good but the menu was very limited which is a shame. We saw a...More

Thank 996deedeed
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a magic place where knights and mademiselles you could see reflected in the mirrors of the castle. There is a lot of Borromeo paintings and Medieval fresco. The view on the top of the castle tower is unique!

1  Thank Daniela D
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Great museum and castle. Take the fast ferry from Stresa if you are staying further up the lake. The walk from the ferry is fairly steep. We visited on a cool day so found the walk pleasant but can imagine it would be difficult in...More

Thank L_M_Deans
Reviewed 6 July 2015

A very authentic castle from the Borromeos, still owned by the family. Very nice garden as well. In excellent condition with a nice tower that has a suberb view all around the area. It als houses one of the largest doll collections in world.. Very...More

1  Thank coelewij
Reviewed 14 July 2014

What I enjoyed most was the castle itself, the architecture and decoration, the garden and the view on the lake. The museum with dolls and toys was less of interest to me.

1  Thank Filip B
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The Rocca - a castle - sits on a hill overlooking the southern most part of Lake Maggiore. A dominant medieval building, built by the Boromeo family in order to control all trade passing up and down the lake. Contain a standing exhibition of dolls,...More

1  Thank OlderGuy1956
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