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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to embark on a journey through the wonderful town of Arona: – Arona is a town and comune located on Lake Maggiore, in the province of Novara, northern Italy. It is a popular tourist destination, especially for visitors from Milan, France, and Germany. The town is nestled on the Piedmontese shore of Lake Maggiore and is crossed by the Vevera stream. The surrounding hilly landscapes of morainic origin are part of the Lagoni di Mercurago Natural Park, where the first pile-dwelling settlement found in Italy was identified in 1860. Arona’s history dates to the 18th-13th centuries BC, with archaeological findings showing that it was settled by the Celts, Romans, and Lombards. Today, it is known for its historical landmarks such as the giant statue of St. Charles Borromeo, known as Sancarlone. The town offers a relaxing atmosphere with a lakeside promenade, pretty piazzas, and nice streets to explore. The views of the lake and the surrounding mountains are breathtaking. It’s one of the primary towns on the southern part of the lake, with rail and ferry services, and a busy port. Whether you’re interested in history, nature, or simply enjoying the beauty of Italy, Arona offers a unique and memorable experience.

Piazzale Duca d’Aosta is a square in Arona, Italy, near the lakefront and the railway station. It has a statue of San Carlo Borromeo, a 16th century cardinal and archbishop of Milan who was born in Arona. (Photos 1-2) – Corso Repubblica is a street in Arona which runs from Piazza Duca d’Aosta to Corso Guglielmo Marconi (Photos 3) – Lungolago Caduti di Nassirya is a lakeside promenade in Arona, It is named after the victims of the 2003 Nasiriyah bombing, which killed 19 Italians and nine Iraqis. The promenade offers a scenic view of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding mountains. It is also a popular spot for walking, cycling, and relaxing. There are many restaurants, cafes, and bars along the Lungolago, as well as some historical and cultural attractions.  (Photos 4-5-6-7-10-11-12-13-14) – Viale Croce Rossais a street in Arona which runs from Largo Pietro Vidale to Largo Pietro Vidale. (Photos 8-9) –  Via Cavour is a street in Arona, It is located near the Lungolago Caduti di Nassirya, a lakeside promenade that offers a scenic view of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding mountains. There are many shops, restaurants, and cafes along Via Cavour, as well as some historical and cultural attractions, including the Chiesa di Sant’Anna. (Photos 15-16-23-24) – Chiesa di Sant’Anna. The construction of the church began in 1721 and was completed in 1749. The church is located in the center of Arona and was built as a sign of Sant’Anna’s closeness to workers, especially fishermen. The church features a neo-Renaissance-style facade and has undergone various renovations over the years. The interior of the church is decorated with frescoes painted by Giacomo Paracchini, a professor at the Brera Academy in Milan. (Photo 17) – Via Garelli is a street in Arona which runs from Via Garelli to Piazza S. Graziano. (Photos 18) – Piazza San Graziano is a square in Arona. The square is named after San Graziano, one of the patron saints of Arona, who was martyred in the 4th century along with three other saints: Fedele, Corpoforo, and Felino. The square is also home to the Church of the Holy Martyrs (or San Graziano), a Romanesque church that dates back to the 10th century and contains some art works and relics of San Carlo Borromeo, who was born in Arona in 1538. The square also has a fountain, an ossuary chape, and some shops and cafes. (Photos 19-20-21-22)

Piazza del Popolo is a square in Arona and is the ancient heart of Arona and was once the civic and commercial centre of the town. It has many historical and cultural attractions, such as: Palazzo di Giustizia: A 14th century palace in Lombardy-Gothic style that was once the residence of the town authority and the court of justice1. Church of Santa Maria of Loreto: A 16th century church that contains a reproduction of the Holy House of Loreto, where the Virgin Mary lived in Nazareth. You can also find many shops, restaurants, and cafes along the square, as well as enjoy the lively atmosphere and events that take place there. (Photos 25-26-27-28-29-34-35)- Via Poli is a street in Arona which runs from Piazza del Popolo to Via Sempione. (Photos 30-31-32-33) – Via Pertossi is a street in Arona which runs from Via Cavour to Via S. Carlo. (Photo 36) – Via del Forno is a street in Arona which runs from Via Pertossi to Via Bottelli (Photos 37-38) – Via del Forno is a street in Arona which runs from Via Pertossi to Via Bottelli. (Photos 37-38) –  Via S. Carlo is a street in Arona which runs from Via alla Rocca to Piazza De Filippi. (Photos 39-42-43-44)

The Collegiata di Santa Maria Nascente, or the Collegiate Church of the Nativity of Mary, is one of the main churches in Arona and is is located at Via San Carlo 6. The church was consecrated in 1488 and was completed in the early 17th century. It underwent major renovations and modifications in the 19th century. The church has a sober and composed appearance, with a Renaissance-style facade that features a single portal and a rose window. The church houses many valuable works of art, strongly linked to the historical events that distinguish the town. (Photos 39-40-41) – The Canonica which is djacent to the church, a quadrangular building with a courtyard and arcades on two floors built by Cardinal Federico Borromeo in 1608. It hosts a rich collection of archaeological and artistic interest: votive altars, a Roman sarcophagus, a paleochristian inscription, tombstones, sculptures from the Renaissance period and fragments of frescoes. (Photo 42)

Monumento ai Caduti is a memorial in Arona It is located near Piazza De Filippi, a square that is the ancient heart of Arona and has many historical and cultural attractions. The memorial is dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the First and Second World Wars, as well as the victims of the 2003 Nasiriyah bombing, which killed 19 Italians and nine Iraqis. The memorial consists of a large stone wall with inscriptions and names of the dead, as well as a bronze statue of a soldier holding a flag. The memorial was inaugurated in 1926 and renovated in 2003. It is a place of remembrance and respect for the sacrifices made by the people of Arona and Italy. (Photos 43-44) – Viale Berrini is a street in Arona which runs from SS33 del Sempione to Piazza De Filippi. (Photos 45-46) – Corso Liberazione is a street in Arona which runs from Piazza De Filippi to Via Milano. (Photos 47-48)

Arona Cuisine:- It has a rich culinary tradition that reflects its location and history. Some of the special foods of Arona are:- Torta di pane:- A bread pudding made with stale bread, milk, eggs, sugar, raisins and pine nuts. Torta di pane is a traditional dessert in Arona and can be flavored with cocoa, vanilla or lemon zest. – Risotto alla Milanese:- A creamy rice dish cooked with saffron, butter, cheese and beef broth. It is often served with ossobuco, a braised veal shank with bone marrow. – Bresaola:- A cured beef meat that is sliced thinly and served cold with lemon juice, olive oil and arugula. Bresaola is a specialty of the nearby Valtellina valley and is considered a delicacy in Arona. – Pizzoccheri:- A type of buckwheat pasta that is cooked with potatoes, cabbage, cheese and butter. Pizzoccheri is another dish from the Valtellina region and is a hearty and warming meal for the winter months. – Torta di pane:- A bread pudding made with stale bread, milk, eggs, sugar, raisins and pine nuts. Torta di pane is a traditional dessert in Arona and can be flavored with cocoa, vanilla or lemon zest.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 – Piazza Duca d’Aosta to Via Cavour
Approximately 1.13 km – 0.70 miles

The walk starts in – Piazza Duca d’Aosta – Corso Repubblica – Lungolago Caduti di Nassirya – Viale Croce Rossa – Lungolago Caduti di Nassirya – Via Guglielmo Marconi – Via Graziano Ponzone – Via Cavou – Chiesa di Sant’Anna, Via Cavour – Via AI Teatro – Via Garelli – Piazza S. Graziano – Via Cesare Battisti – Via Cavour

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Piazza del Popolo to Corso Liberazione
Approximately 1.07 km – 0.67 miles

The walk starts in – Piazza del Popolo – Via Poli – Piazza del Popolo – Via Cavour – Via Pertossi – Via del Forno – Via Federico Borromeo – Via S. Carlo – Collegiata di Santa Maria Nascent, Via S. Carlo – Viale Berrini – Corso Liberazione