ARONA AND THE STATUE OF SAN CARLO BORROMEO

 

Arona is a medieval town located on the south/west shore of Lake Maggiore and overlooked by the Rocca Park.

The old town is known for its narrow streets, with shops, restaurants and cafes. For some years now it has been permanently set up by artistics installations as coloured umbrellas or garlands suspended in the void.

  

 

This iconic image has made Arona famous in many art and design magazines, but its lakeside and fortress gardens have long been a popular destination, especially in spring and summer.

From Arona you can see the east side of Lake Maggiore and the imposing fortress and castle of Angera.

 

 

"Arona means diving yourself into the many colors of the old town and the wonderful sunlit umbrellas. After a calm walk along the lake, you can reach the fortress; then up to the top of the magnificent statue of San Carlo Borromeo. 

We were lucky and the day was wonderful. Arona is the perfect starting point to visit the main places of Lake Maggiore."

Fabio e Paolo

 

The fortress of Arona was a medieval defensive structure destroyed during the Napoleonic times. Today the area is the ideal place for a walk and a panoramic pin-nic. It is often also a venue for events and concerts.

 

To the north, there is the famous statue of San Carlo Borromeo made in the mid-sixteenth century. Today, it is the second tallest statue in the world - with a height of 23 meters - after the Statue of Liberty in New York.

The statue can also be visited internally by paying a ticket directly at the gates at the foot of the staircase, in front of the Basilica of San Carlo.

   

 


WHAT TO VISIT IN STRESA, BORROMEO ISLANDS AND IN THE NEARBY REGION

 

IN THE VILLAGE:

1. Take a boat and visit the beuatiful Borromeo islands.

2. Stop for lunch at one of the numerous restaurants on the charming Isola dei Pescatori.

3. Enjoy an ‘aperitivo’ with breath-taking views from the sky bar at Hotel La Palma.

4. Stroll in the picturesque old town of Stresa with its luxury hotels and 18th century palaces.

5. Family trips to the villa Pallavicino park and its zoo.

 

IN THE  NEARBY REGION:

1. Trek to Monte Mottarone and fun at the Alpyland park, easily reachble by funicular.

2. Don’t miss the adrenaline of Lake Maggiore Zip line.

3. Visit Villa Taranto in Verbania.

4. Reach the Santa Caterina del sasso hermitage.

5. Enjoy a Romantic trip to Stresa and  the Borremo Islands.

6. Don't miss to visit Ascona, Locarno and the valleys of Tessin.

7. Spend a day at Lake Orta.

8. Book the Lake Maggiore Express: a day trip which includes boat trip to Locarno and the famous ‘cento vallino’ train ride.

 

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HOW TO GET TO ARONA AND TO THE STATUE OF SAN CARLO


Arona is are located in Italy, on the south/west side of Maggiore lake. Arona is connected and accessible by train, bus and with the boat service of the lake.

 

To visit the San Carlo Statue , reach the parking area on the top of the "Rocca" above Arona, just beside the Basilica of San Carlo (5min from Arona, direction north ).

 

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A ROMANESQUE CHURCH IN A GENUINE TESSIN HAMLET

 

The San Bernardo church is an old-time location. It is only accessible on foot from Sementina and Monte Carasso or from the close Tessin hamlet Curzùtt.

It is surrounded by chestnut woods and stone rural houses, linked by the paved paths: an incredible location with an incredible view, which is great for a family day-trip.

 

 

The main building of the San Bernardo church is in Romanesque style and dates back to the 11th or 12th century – there aren’t reliable documents about it. The church’s area was expanded through two following restructuring measures and the bell tower and the porch at the entrance were added.
  
The oldest frescos date back to 1300; all the indoor facades were renovated, turning this wonderful church into a jewel surrounded by the woods.

 

The main door of the San Bernardo church with the view of the frescos.

 

As witnesses of ancient life, there are rural buildings and a nice fountain on the outside; the genuine rural village of Curzùtt has been renovated and enhanced by a local association during the years. 
You can reach Curzùtt by taking the gondola from Monte Carasso. The village also has a hostel that offers a full restaurant service.
 
The San Bernardo Romanesque church can be visited for free. If the front door is locked, you can ask for the keys to the hostel in Curzùtt
Following the path, you reach the Carasc Tibetan bridge – the entrance is free for the entire year. 
 
The “Curzutt – San Bernardo Church – Carasc Tibetan Bridge” itinerary is a great spring and fall hiking option for the whole family.

 

The Monte Carasso cable car – Mornera is tiny and can transport no more than 8 people at a time. To avoid long queues in high season, we suggest you book your ticket online with fixed ascent time.

On the way down, you will need to call the cable car by pressing a button inside a locker located on the top of the stairs at the Curzutt cable car station.

 

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"The precious frescos’ colors and the mystic atmosphere of this little church surrounded by the chestnut woods"

 

 


WHAT TO DO AND VISIT NEARBY CURZUTT

 

AROUND THE CHURCH AND VILLAGE:

1. Visit the typical alpine village of Curzutt and the church of San Bernardo.

2. Take a selfie sitting on the Tibetan bridge of Carasc.

3. Stroll in the chestnut tree woods and visit the vineyards of Merlot at the bottom of the valley.

 

IN THE  NEARBY REGION:

1. Book an excursion to Brissago island by boat.

2. Take a day trip to the Verzasca valley.

3. Visit the Unesco heritage site at Bellinzona’s castles.

4. Discover the Cardada day trip.

5. Drive on the panoramic road of the Maggiore lake.

6. Visit Arona, Stresa and the Borromean islands.

7. Don't miss Ascona the peral of Lake Maggiore.

8. Reach the panoramic sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso above Locarno.

  


WHERE TO SLEEP NEARBY CURZUTT - HOTELS, B&B, APARTMENTS

 

The san Bernardo Church is located above the village of Sementina in the Tessin region. Sementina offers some hotels B&B and holiday houses. It is possible to find an accomodation in the village or in the panoramic villages of Lake Maggiore.

 

In the small alpine village of Curzùtt is possible to sleep in an Hostel: info and booking Hostel in Curzùtt.

 

 

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HOW TO GET TO THE CHURCH OF SAN BERNARDO IN CURZUTT


The church of san Bernardo, is located near the village of Curzùtt, in the hills of Monte Carasso and Sementina, in Tessin, only a few kilometers from Bellinizona and the Lake Maggiore.

  

For those of you arriving by car, you should know that parking space is limited at the foot of the cable car. We advise you to park at the Monte Carasso town hall (300m from the cable car). There are excellent public transport connections by bus from Bellinzona and Locarno train stations in the Monte Carasso direction.

 

Once you arrive in the town of Monte Carasso, you can choose an easier route or a more difficult one. The first option entails taking the Monte Carasso- Mornera cable car and getting off at the first stop and then continuing on the old mule path for about 20 mins until you get to the Church. The second choice would be to walk up from the cable car station to Curzùtt and the Church. Aprox. 1hr 30min.

 

We opted for the shorter solution and we have to admit that the trip in the tiny cable car itself, was well worth the trip.

 

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STRESA AND THE BEAUTIFUL BORROMEO ISLANDS

 

Stresa is a renowned international holiday destination on Lake Maggiore, which offers a unique variety of excursions, events and cultural highlights.

 

 

Just off the town of Stresa, you can find the striking Borromean islands.

 

"Isola dei Pescatori" the smallest of the Borromeo islands on Lake Maggiore

 

The archipelago of the Borromeo Islands on the maggiore lake consists of three islands: Isola Bella (The beautiful island) with its lavish mansion and terraced gardens, Isola Madre (The mother island) with its luxurious English park, and Isola dei Pescatori ( Fisherman’s island) a picturesque fishing village exuding atmosphere of bygone days. 

 

The Islands are connected to Stresa by public and private boat services (Carciano).

The Borromean islands are open in spring and summer months from March to October. We recommend you visit during spring flowering season.

  

 


WHAT TO VISIT IN STRESA, BORROMEO ISLANDS AND IN THE NEARBY REGION

 

IN THE VILLAGE AND ISLANDS:

1. Take a boat and visit the beuatiful Borromeo islands.

2. Stop for lunch at one of the numerous restaurants on the charming Isola dei Pescatori.

3. Enjoy an ‘aperitivo’ with breath-taking views from the sky bar at Hotel La Palma.

4. Stroll in the picturesque old town of Stresa with its luxury hotels and 18th century palaces.

5. Family trips to the villa Pallavicino park and its zoo.

 

IN THE  NEARBY REGION:

1. Trek to Monte Mottarone and fun at the Alpyland park, easily reachble by funicular.

2. Don’t miss the adrenaline of Lake Maggiore Zip line.

3. Visit Villa Taranto in Verbania.

4. Reach the Santa Caterina del sasso hermitage.

5. Stop off at Arona town centre and see the enormous statue of San Carlo Borromeo

6. Don't miss to visit Ascona, Locarno and the valleys of Tessin.

7. Spend a day at Lake Orta.

8. Book the Lake Maggiore Express: a day trip which includes boat trip to Locarno and the famous ‘cento vallino’ train ride.

 

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HOW TO GET TO STRESA ISLANDS AND BORROMEO ISLANDS


Stresa and Borromeo Islands are located in Italy, on the west side of Maggiore lake. Stresa is connected and accessible by train, bus and with the boat service of the lake.

 

During the summer time, It’s possible to book the Lake Maggiore Express: a day trip which includes boat trip to Locarno and the famous ‘cento vallino’ train ride which brings you to Domodossola. The return trip, by train finishes back in Stresa. An interesting day trip regarding photographic perspectives

 

To visit the Borromeo Islands , we advise you to park at the parking area of Carciano in front of the Cable car to Monte Mottarone. Here you can buy a ticket to the Borromeo islands using a pubblic or private boat service. 

The Borromean islands are open in spring and summer months from March to October. We recommend you visit during spring flowering season.

 

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AN AMAZING FAMILY EXPERIENCE THE CARASC TIBETAN BRIDGE

 

The Tibetan bridge in Carasc is an unusual destination containing an exciting mixture of nature, culture and adventure.

This is an easy excursion when in Tessin, suitable for everyone, even families. The Tibetan bridge in Carsc, only a few kilometres from Bellinzona and Lake Maggiore, is in an area which has recently been renovated and promoted

 

 

This fascinating 130m high suspended  tibetan bridge in Ticino is 270 m long and aprox. 1 mt wide. It not be appropriate for those suffering from fear of heights nor should you visit on days with very strong wind.

 

The fascinating 130m high suspended tibetan bridge of Carasc.

 

We highly recommend you visit the little village of Curzùtt on the way there, with its beautiful little Romanesque church, San Bernando. If the church should be closed, you may find the key at the Curzùtt hostel which is also an excellent restaurant. 

 

The Tibetan bridge at Carasc is free and open all year round. We think it is best done in spring and autumn. It’s best to avoid visiting the bridge during the very hot summer months because of heat and the influx of tourists in July and Augus. We went there in mid-September and it was very pleasant to see autumn colours and to enjoy the bridge with only a few others.

 

The Monte Carasso cable car – Mornera is tiny and can transport no more than 8 people at a time. To avoid long queues in high season, we suggest you book your ticket online with fixed ascent time.

On the way down, you will need to call the cable car by pressing a button inside a locker located on the top of the stairs at the Curzùtt cable car station.

 

The Tibetan bridge is protected by a wire mesh protection on both sides, so it is completely safe, even with children.

 

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"Roaming through the magnificently restored village of Curzùtt and obviously the thrilling walk across the suspended bridge."

 

 


WHAT TO DO AND VISIT NEARBY THE CARASC TIBETAN BRIDGE

 

AROUND THE BRIDGE:

1. Take a selfie sitting on the Tibetan bridge.

2. Visit the typical alpine village of Curzùtt and the church of San Bernardo.

3. Stroll in the chestnut tree woods and visit the vineyards of Merlot at the bottom of the valley.

 

IN THE  NEARBY REGION:

1. Book an excursion to Brissago island by boat.

2. Take a day trip to the Verzasca valley.

3. Visit the Unesco heritage site at Bellinzona’s castles.

4. Discover the Cardada day trip.

5. Drive on the panoramic road of the Maggiore lake.

6. Visit Arona, Stresa and the Borromean islands.

7. Don't miss Ascona the peral of Lake Maggiore.

8. Reach the panoramic sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso above Locarno.

  


WHERE TO SLEEP NEARBY THE CARASC TIBETAN BRIDGE - HOTELS, B&B, APARTMENTS

 

The Carasc Tibetan Bridge is located above the village of Sementina in the Tessin region. Sementina offers some hotels B&B and holiday houses. It is possible to find an accomodation in the village or in the panoramic villages of Lake Maggiore.

 

In the small alpine village of Curzùtt is possible to sleep in an Hostel: info and booking Hostel in Curzùtt.

 

 

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HOW TO GET TO THE CARASC TIBETAN BRIDGE


The Carasc bridge, is in the Fra locality, in the hills of Monte Carasso and Sementina, Tessin only a few kilometers from Bellinizona and the Lake Maggiore.

  

For those of you arriving by car, you should know that parking space is limited at the foot of the cable car. We advise you to park at the Monte Carasso town hall (300m from the cable car). There are excellent public transport connections by bus from Bellinzona and Locarno train stations in the Monte Carasso direction.

 

Once you arrive in the town of Monte Carasson, you can choose an easier route or a more difficult one. The first option entails taking the Monte Carasso- Mornera cable car and getting off at the first stop and then continuing on the old mule path for about 45 mins until you get to the Tibetan bridge. The second choice would be to walk up from the cable car station to the Tibetan bridge. Aprox. 1hr 30min.

 

We opted for the shorter solution and we have to admit that the trip in the tiny cable car itself, was well worth the trip. For the more athletic, who would like to go back down using the trail, it is possible when you cross the bridge, take the path in the Sementina direction and go back to point of departure (4 hrs aprox).

 

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CANNOBIO A CHARMING VILLAGE OF LAKE MAGGIORE

 

Cannobio is a charming village in the italian part of Lake Maggiore. With its beautiful promenade in the historic centre, its medieval facades , its local products and famous Sunday market, it has become a very popular and cherished destination.

 

 

We absolutely suggest a walk in this delightfully colourful village, especially towards evening for an aperitif by the lake or a Mediterranean dinner at one of the Italian trattorias in the old town.

 

A beautiful promenade, a historic centre with medieval facades, in front of Lake Maggiore

 

Cannobio town has a lively, young vibe probably because of the number of camping parks in the area. It is not uncommon to experience a food and wine festival during a stay here during the summer months.

 

Unfortunally, we visited the Sunday market but were disappointed at the exaggerated amount of stalls selling generic goods with little dedication to local products.

 

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"You feel the sensation of the sweet life as you stroll along the busy boardwalk in the evening. "

 


WHAT TO VISIT IN CANNOBIO AND IN THE NEARBY REGION

 

IN THE VILLAGE:

1. Walks in the old town and lake side.

2. Trekking in the Cannobina valley and in the Sant’ Anna gorge.

3. Dont miss the medioevale village Carmine Superiore.

4. Relax in the sun at the Lido of Cannobio.

 

IN THE  NEARBY REGION:

1. Book an excursion to Brissago island by boat.

2. Take a day trip to the Maggia and Verzasca valleys.

3. Visit the Unesco heritage site at Bellinzona’s castles.

4. Discover the Cardada day trip.

5. Drive on the panoramic road of the Maggiore lake

6. Visit Arona, Stresa and the Borromean islands.

7. Don't miss to visit Ascona and Locarno.

8. Spend a day at Lake Orta

  


WHERE TO SLEEP IN CANNOBIO - HOTELS, B&B, APARTMENTS

 

Cannobio offers some hotels and holiday houses. It is possible to find an accomodation in the town or in the panoramic villages of the lake.

 

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HOW TO GET TO CANNOBIO


Cannobio is located in Italy, on the north side of Maggiore lake. It is connected and accessible by bus and with the boat service of the lake.

We advise you to park at the lido/ football field. On Sundays, during high season, take into consideration the heavy traffic and difficulty there may be finding parking due to the busy Sunday market.

 

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GROTTI THE LOCAL TAVERN OF TESSIN

 

In Tessin (Ticino in italian), Grotto, a local tavern, is the synonym of relaxation, homemade food, polenta, cured meats, pasture cheeses and wine enjoyed outdoors.

Many Grotti are popolar in the beautiful Maggia Valley and Verzasca Valley. A beautiful location with a pubblic Grotto is in Giumaglio (Maggia valley), close to the Del Salto waterfall.

 

 

These places were built to preserve wine and food. They are sometimes built into the rock and are always located in cool shaded places, often they are not far from the town or at the edge of the forest, sometimes, they can even be found on river banks or streams.

 

 

Some Grotti maintain their initial function of preserving wine, cured meats and cheese doubling as a private get together location.

Others, with time, have taken on a public character and have turned into restaurants or meeting points where, in a rustic and informal environment, local food and products are served.

  

 


WHAT TO DO AND VISIT IN THE MAGGIA VALLEY AND IN THE NEARBY REGION

 

IN THE VALLEY:

1. Try steaming hot polenta straight off the stove, in one of Tessin’s typical Grottos.

2. Swim and relax in one of the many mountain river pools.

3. Visit the typical local stone villages built with rock material taken rigorously from the upper Maggia valleys.

4. Go trekking one of the hundreads of magnificent paths in the valley.

5. Do not miss the path between Sonlerto and Bignasco passing through Foroglio.

5. Visit the famous church of San Giovanni Battista at Mogno (Val Lavizzara).

6. Discover the wild green Bavona valley you will fall in love with it. 

 

IN THE  NEARBY REGION:

1. Book an excursion to Brissago island by boat.

2. Take a day trip to the Verzasca valley.

3. Visit the Unesco heritage site at Bellinzona’s castles.

4. Discover the Cardada day trip.

5. Drive on the panoramic road of the Maggiore lake.

6. Visit Arona, Stresa and the Borromean islands.

7. Don't miss Ascona the peral of Lake Maggiore.

8. Reach the panoramic sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso above Locarno.

  


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The Maggia Valley offers some hotels B&B and holiday houses. It is possible to find an accomodation in the Valley or in the panoramic villages of Lake Maggiore.

 

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HOW TO GET TO THE MAGGIA VALLEY


The Maggia valley is located on the north side of Maggiore lake. The Maggia valley is almost 50km long and starts at the town of Ponte Brolla, situated 15 mins by car from Locarno. We urge you to bring your car or hire one if you visit Maggia valley as busses are in frequent.

A beautiful location to eat in a public Grotto is in Giumaglio (Maggia Valley), close to the Del Salto waterfall.

 

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Polenta has a long tradition in Ticino and has been a staple food for a significant part of the population for centuries.

 

Today, a genuine Ticino polenta cooked on an outdoor fire or in a fireplace is no longer very common. Fortunately, throughout Ticino, there are many grottoes and restaurants who offer customers this traditional dish, prepared from the crackling fire as tradition requires.

Polenta is not a dish suited to those who are impatient: cooking polenta on a low flame requires approximately two hours, while stirring the polenta frequently.

Those who are patient enough to wait will be rewarded with a genuine dish of a splendid golden colour.

 

Polenta can be served with various Ticino specialities such as: Alpine cheeses, ‘mortadella’ (Bologna sausage), braised meat, stew and many other tasty side dishes.

 

 

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES WHERE TO EAT THE BEST POLETA TICINESE

 

1. Grotto La Froda Foroglio - Valle Maggia

2. Grottino Ticinese - Losone

3. Grotto Pozzasc - Peccia - Valle Maggia

4. Osteria Paradiso - Vogorno - Val Verzasca

5. Grotto Al Capon - Brione sopra Minusio

6. Osteria Du Rii - Intragna- Centovalli

 

MOTTARONE TREKKING AND FUN OVER LAKE MAGGIORE

 

This pleasant itinerary is connected to Baveno Monte Mottarrone, and goes back up the sides of the mountain to a height of 1491, crossing woods and grazing fields always remaining within the grasp of the phenomenal of wide views Lake Maggiore.

  

 

The summit of the mountain is easily reachable also by using the cable car Stresa-Alpine-Mottarone. The area on top is equipped with restaurants and refuges.

 

The beautiful panorama of the Mottarone cable car

 

Don't miss to have fun with your frieds and family at ALPYLAND, an adventure park with alpine coaster that is 1200m long and 100m high with a beautiful panorama of the Maggiore lake.

  

 


WHAT TO VISIT IN STRESA AND MOTTARONE AREA

 

IN THE MOTTARONE AREA:

1. Trek to Monte Mottarone from Baveno or easily reachble by funicular from Stresa.

2. Fun with friends and family on the alpine coaster of the Alpyland park.

 

3. Book a beautiful guided tour in MTB on the Mottarone - by Yakki.

 

4. Enjoy typical food in a mountain house of Mottarone.

5. Take your best panoramic selfie from the top of Mottarone.

 

IN THE  NEARBY REGION:

1. Visit Stresa and the beautiful Borromean Islands.

2. Don’t miss the adrenaline of Lake Maggiore Zip line.

3. Visit Villa Taranto in Verbania.

4. Reach the Santa Caterina del sasso hermitage.

5. Stop off at Arona town centre and see the enormous statue of San Carlo Borromeo

6. Don't miss to visit Ascona, Locarno and the valleys of Tessin.

7. Spend a day at Lake Orta.

8. Book the Lake Maggiore Express: a day trip which includes boat trip to Locarno and the famous ‘cento vallino’ train ride.

  

EXCLUSIVE EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

INFO AND BOOKING

 


WHERE TO SLEEP IN STRESA - HOTELS, B&B, APARTMENTS

 

Stresa offers a large hotels and holiday houses. It is possible to find an accomodation in the town or in the panoramic villages of the lake.

 

Thanks to pictures, facilities informations and reviews, You can check easly the availability of Hotels, B&B and Holiday Houses in Stresa and book the best solution for You, using this link:

 

BOOKING - HOTELS B&B HOLIDAY HOUSES IN STRESA

 


HOW TO GET TO THE MOTTARONE AND ALPYLAND


Mottarone is the mounatin above Stresa that is located in Italy, on the west side of Maggiore lake. Stresa is connected and accessible by train, bus and with the boat service of the lake.

  

To reach the top of Mottarone and Alpyland, we advise you to park at the parking area of Carciano in front of the Cable car to Monte Mottarone. Here you can buy a ticket to of the cable car to Mottarone.

It is possible to combine a visit of the Borromean islands that are open in spring and summer months from March to October. We recommend you visit during spring flowering season.

 

FLIGHT CONNECTIONS: Check here for your flight on: 

BGY - Bergamo Orio al serio airport  1,30h

 MXP - Milan Malpensa airport  0,30h

 LIN - Milan Linate airport  1,00h

ZHR - Zurich airport  3,30h

 


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LAKE ORTA - SAN GIULIO ISLAND AND ITS MONASTERY

 

Whoever goes to Lake Orta is irresistibly drawn to the captivating village.

The ancient village of Orta San Giulio faces the spectacular Island of San Giulio, a short distance away.

 

Its distinctive appearance is derived from the renaissance and baroque art featured in its fine townhouses and beautiful gardens. Attractions include the magnificent mansions of Villa Perone and Villa Crespi, as well as Palazzo della Comunità, which once hosted the “Consiglio della Riviera”. 

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