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What can be more relaxing than walking along the lake side, enjoying all the small boats passing by, the sound of water lapping against the shore and watching all different kind of people strolling around on their day off… Arona is the perfect place to have these relaxing moments.

ARONA (Novara – Piemonte) is a place on the south of Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) on the west side with almost 15000 residents. It has quite a big lake side and some nice shops as well. Besides, it has plenty of restaurants and bars to have an aperitivo or a cocktail at night. That makes it not only perfect for summer, you can enjoy this lovely place in winter as well.

Must say that during summer it can be pretty ‘busy’ in Arona. A few tourists (mainly German, French & Dutch) and quite some people from the surroundings and Milan. Especially if you compare it to Lake Orta (Lago d’Orta) for example. One tip: Close to the train station there are 2 big, free parking lots, so don’t pay for parking your car!

A bit more north, just outside the city center, you’ll find a giant bronze statue of 35,10 meters high called “Sancarlone” or Saint Charles Borromeo. The construction of this statue started in 1614 and was completed in 1698. Don’t miss it while visiting Arona!

From here you also have some amazing views over Lake Maggiore. The day I made these following photo’s there was a very, very strong wind. I love that you can see that in the pictures by looking at the water!

Later on I will post more about Arona to show/tell you what else you can do while visiting this nice place at Lake Maggiore!

Find out where Borgomanero is located:

See my post from the 30th of January called “SWIMMING ACROSS THE LAKE”.

27 thoughts on “ARONA – PART I”

    1. The snow on the mountains are a bit further away though…close to Switzerland (more or less an hour drive) but I love the sight of it 🙂 Unfortunately I’ve never been to Denmark yet, but it’s still on my places-to-see list!! 🙂

  1. Awesome photos!! 🙂
    You certainly are good at taking pictures! As well as informing us all of some very lovely places to visit one day. (Hopefully!) 😀

  2. Hi Letizia! We were both awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award from Two Black Dogs and I’ve finally got around to checking out my fellow nominees. Nice to have an Italian blog to follow. I’ve had many happy holidays in Italy, though not in recent years.
    We spent just one day at Lake Maggiore while based at Lake Como. It really is the loveliest part of the world.

    1. Hi!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment!! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your trips to Italy in the past. Hope you’ll come back again :)…I’ll go have a look at your blog as well!!
      Oh, and thanks for the follow!!! Much appreciated!

    1. Thank you very much Malou. Means a lot to get this compliment from someone who makes beautiful photo’s herself!! Have a great weekend Malou (I know the weather is perfect in the Netherlands these days)!! Ciao 🙂

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