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Park of the Ticino Valley

The park covers about 92,000 hectares from Lake Maggiore to the confluence with the River Po

Where
Via Oriano 51, Sesto Calende (VA)
Contacts
(+39) 02 972101
Official site

The Park of the Ticino Valley was established in 1974 to safeguard and protect the Lombard countryside along the River Ticino.

The park covers about 92,000 hectares (227,336 acres) from Lake Maggiore to the confluence with the River Po, and encompasses forty-seven municipalities in the provinces of Varese, Milan and Pavia.

With its wealth of nature, countryside, art and history, the Ticino Valley was recognised as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2002. The River Ticino and its canals are flanked by wooded hills along the Varese stretch of the cycle path that links Sesto Calende to Pavia, a route that covers 120 km (75 miles).

This cycle path is a firm favourite with keen cyclists: the flat route follows the course of the River Ticino, offering the opportunity for cyclists to plan wonderful rides to suit all levels of fitness and ability.

The Varese stretch of the cycle path starts near the point where the River Ticino leaves Lake Maggiore, along a road with little traffic that runs through some lovely countryside alongside the river. The route takes visitors through the typical scenery of alpine foothills seen in the Ticino Valley with woods of chestnut, oak and Scots pine trees, and white and grey herons, little egrets, mallards and coots are a common sight on the pebbly river banks.

The “Oriano” Park
Oriano di Sesto Calende (VA) - Via Oriano, 51

Monday-Friday: 9 - 12.30 p.m. / 2 - 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday-public holidays: 9 - 12.30 p.m. / 3 - 6 p.m.


Opening hours

Centro Parco "Oriano"
Lun-Ven: 9-12.30 / 14-18.  Sab-Dom-festivi: 9-12 / 15-18

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Places

The Abbey of San Donato

In Sesto Calende the beautiful and ancient Romanesque church is worth a visit
  • Religious Tourism
Visit the Abbey of San Donato in Sesto Calende
1.67 km

Sass da Preja Buia

The erratic boulder at Sesto Calende
  • Art & Culture
Sass da Preja Buia
2.16 km

Lake Comabbio | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Rivers
Lake Comabbio | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
4.16 km

Lake Monate

  • Rivers
Lake Monate
6.74 km

Borromeo Castle, the Museum of Children’s Clothing and the Doll and Toy Museum

  • Art & Culture
Borromeo Castle, the Museum of Children’s Clothing and the Doll and Toy Museum
6.83 km

Angera

An ancient town in the province of Varese on the Lombard shore of Lake Maggiore.
  • Villages
Angera
7.1 km

Angera municipial archaeological museum

  • Art & Culture
Civico Museo Archeologico di Angera
7.1 km

Visconti di San Vito Castle

Castle and museum in Somma Lombardo.
  • Art & Culture
Visconti di San Vito Castle
7.16 km

Rocca Borromeo

What strike visitors of Rocca Borromeo, located on the southern shore of Lake Maggiore,is the architectural harmony of its five buildings
  • Art & Culture
Rocca Borromeo
7.49 km

Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Villages
Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
7.77 km

Golf dei Laghi

The undulating of the Golf dei Laghi, hilly course offers breathtaking views of Monte Rosa and Lake Maggiore, making the game enjoyable.
  • Golf
Golf dei Laghi, Travedona Monate (VA)
8.53 km

Ispra

  • Rivers
Ispra
9.11 km

Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

  • Unesco Sites
Palafitte Arco Alpino
9.82 km

Lago di Varese

Liberty villas, gardens on the lake, itineraries in the woods. And an islet with stilts from the Neolithic. Discover the Lake of Varese
  • Rivers
Lago di Varese
10.86 km

Volandia Park and the Aviation Museum (Somma Lombardo)

  • Lifestyle
Volandia Park and the Aviation Museum (Somma Lombardo)
12.5 km

Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath

  • Rivers
Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath
12.54 km

Museo Gallaratese per gli Studi Patri

  • Art & Culture
Museo Gallaratese per gli Studi Patri
13.64 km

Church of San Pietro

Gallarate (VA)
  • Art & Culture
Church of San Pietro
13.87 km

Golf Club Varese

Golf Club Varese offers incomparably beautiful views that embrace Monte Rosa, the Maggiore, Varese and Monate lakes.
  • Golf
Golf Club Varese, Luvinate (VA)
14.36 km

MAGA Museo Arte Gallarate

Museo Arte Gallarate, no magic but much art and a rich collection of masterpieces of the twentieth century
  • Art & Culture
MA*GA Museum Gallarate
14.58 km

Events

THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS

Lago di Varese
Schiranna (VA)
05/07/2024 - 07/07/2024
  • Rivers
THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS
12.54 km

Activities

Italian cooking class

  • Food & Wine
Italian cooking class
1.46 km

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese
2.1 km

English Style Riding Weekend

  • Active & Green
English Style Riding Weekend
10.2 km

Where to sleep

BED AND BREAKFAST MONTEROSA

Sesto Calende
BED AND BREAKFAST MONTEROSA
1.39 km

BED&BREAKFAST LA COLOMBA

Sesto Calende
BED&BREAKFAST LA COLOMBA
1.41 km

LA MANSARDA

Sesto Calende
LA MANSARDA
1.57 km

HOTEL DEL PARCO SRL

Sesto Calende
HOTEL DEL PARCO SRL
1.6 km

COCO LOCO

Sesto Calende
COCO LOCO
1.62 km

IL RICHIAMO DEL LAGO

Mercallo
IL RICHIAMO DEL LAGO
1.64 km

APPARTAMENTO VICTORIA

Sesto Calende
APPARTAMENTO VICTORIA
1.66 km

APPARTAMENTO DELLE ROSE

Sesto Calende
APPARTAMENTO DELLE ROSE
1.71 km

LA CORTE DI SILVIA 4

Sesto Calende
LA CORTE DI SILVIA 4
1.79 km

LA CORTE DI SILVIA 3

Sesto Calende
LA CORTE DI SILVIA 3
1.79 km

LA CORTE DI SILVIA 1

Sesto Calende
LA CORTE DI SILVIA 1
1.79 km

LA CORTE DI SILVIA 2

Sesto Calende
LA CORTE DI SILVIA 2
1.79 km

ANTARES APPARTEMENT

Sesto Calende
ANTARES APPARTEMENT
1.88 km

CASA SIRIO

Sesto Calende
CASA SIRIO
1.88 km

HOTEL DEL SOLE

Sesto Calende
HOTEL DEL SOLE
1.92 km

HOTEL RISTORANTE 3 RE

Sesto Calende
HOTEL RISTORANTE 3 RE
1.98 km

B&B LIBERTY

Sesto Calende
B&B LIBERTY
2.03 km

B&B ON THE RIVER

Sesto Calende
B&B ON THE RIVER
2.08 km

SESTO CALENDE TRAIN STATION

Sesto Calende
SESTO CALENDE TRAIN STATION
2.17 km

GARDEN VIEW VILLA

Sesto Calende
GARDEN VIEW VILLA
2.18 km