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Wild falls and ghost factories. Go discover Ferrera’s secrets

The village Wild falls and ghost factories? Ferrera is a small village in Valcuvia. Its name derives from Latin “ferrum”, probably because of the Medieval craft shops for metalworking, and it’s just 16 km from Varese, the provincial capital, and Read more…


Caldana, a walk with fairies in the wood

There’s a fairy forest close to Caldana, nice and small group of houses in the province of Varese (Lombardy), where elves and dwarves, witches, squirrels and other magic animals are real and close to any wayfarer, for the joy of Read more…


Monte Poncione – a balcony floating on the lakes

Monte Poncione

A beautiful excursion in Varese area, the hike to Monte Poncione offers the best landscape in the region, a 360° view on blue lakes with snow-capped or green mountains on the background. It’s an easy walk, but if you like Read more…


Varese, a nice walk on the Sacro Monte

Tramonto sul Sacro Monte di Varese

Do you want to have a nice walk in the nature, admiring some art and history? Your destination can be Varese, for a nice walk on the Sacro Monte. A typical Sunday excursion, the path to Sacro Monte of Varese Read more…