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Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

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The prehistoric Alpine stilt houses are part of 111 human dwellings scattered all over the heart of Europe, included in the Unesco World Heritage Sites list.

The Alpine Range harbors a series of unique, well preserved prehistoric pile-settlements, a priceless source of information on the first permanent settlings in the area.

Nineteen are located in 5 different regions Italy, 10 of them are in Lombardy alone. These houses feature one thing in common: the use of stilt poles under the aforementioned accommodations. These wooden and thatch huts were erected on a platform supported by beams stuck into the bottom of a river, a lagoon or even dry land.

They allow us to better understand daily life of agricultural communities during prehistoric, neolithic and bronze ages. Moreover, due to the findings of utensils, it is possible to identify which tools could be used at the time.

The region boasts the oldest structure ever known until now. It can be seen in Lake Varese, at the Island of Virginia, near a museum showcasing the archaeological excavation spots of a V millennium B.c. village.

Unesco Sites in Lombardy are an ideal destination for planning a memorable cultural vacation.

Take me here: Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

Places

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
1.9 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)
4.4 km

Lake Monate

  • Rivers
Lake Monate
4.61 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)
4.7 km

Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath

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

Lake Comabbio

Discover the Hidden Gem of Varese
  • Rivers
Passerella in legno sul lago di Comabbio, con alberi sullo sfondo in una giornata di sole.
6 km

From Varese to Campo dei Fiori

Segregated bike lanes, fishing villages and historic parks. On the roads of a memorable edition of the Road World Cycling Championships
  • Cycle Tourism
The Basilica of San Vittore in Varese
6.66 km

Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

  • Art & Culture
Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
6.79 km

Salvini museum

Innocenzo Salvini art gallery in Cocquio Trevisago
  • Art & Culture
Salvini museum
7.66 km

Sacro Monte of Varese

Perched on a hill with breathtaking views, Sacro Monte di Varese has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2003.
  • Unesco Sites
Suggestive view of the tenth chapel of Sacro Monte di Varese, with the arch in the foreground, reflecting the artistic and spiritual beauty of this UNESCO site
7.75 km

Castiglioni Museum

Un affascinante viaggio tra archeologia e etnologia, tra deserto e savana, tra mito e realtà
  • Art & Culture
Castiglioni Museum
7.75 km

Casa Museo Lodovico Pogliaghi | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Casa museo Pogliaghi
7.84 km

Sacro Monte Varese

  • Religious Tourism
@inlombardia - sacro monte varese
7.89 km

Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy

  • Unesco Sites
Sacro Monte di Varese
7.9 km

Villa e Parco Toeplitz

  • Art & Culture
Villa e Parco Toeplitz
7.95 km

The Cedar of Villa Mirabello

The majestic tree dominates the historic centre of Varese and leaves anyone standing under its imposing foliage speechless.
  • Art & Culture
The Cedar of Villa Mirabello
8.14 km

Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum

  • Ville e giardini
Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum
8.15 km

Villa Torelli Mylius

  • Ville e giardini
Villa Torelli Mylius
8.16 km

The Gardens of Palazzo Estense

  • Active & Green
The Gardens of Palazzo Estense
8.19 km

Ispra

  • Rivers
Ispra
8.2 km

Events

The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition

Varese
05/10/2024 - 06/10/2024
  • Cycle Tourism
The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition
7.85 km

Activities

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

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

Italian cooking class

  • Food & Wine
Italian cooking class
10.33 km

Where to sleep

B&B VILLA CHIARA

Biandronno
B&B VILLA CHIARA
2.03 km

ALLA VOLIERA REALE

Ternate
ALLA VOLIERA REALE
2.53 km

LA VOLIERA REALE

Ternate
LA VOLIERA REALE
2.53 km

EQUIRELAIS S.R.L.

Bodio Lomnago
EQUIRELAIS S.R.L.
2.74 km

ALLOGGIO BUTTERFLY

Bardello
ALLOGGIO BUTTERFLY
2.83 km

B&B IL NIDO AL LAGO

Gavirate
B&B IL NIDO AL LAGO
3 km

SUNSET HOTEL

Gavirate
SUNSET HOTEL
3.04 km

B&B LA CASA ROSSA

Gavirate
B&B LA CASA ROSSA
3.05 km

LAKE AND CAKE DOLCELAGO B&B

Gavirate
LAKE AND CAKE DOLCELAGO B&B
3.14 km

AL CHIOSSETTO

Travedona-Monate
AL CHIOSSETTO
3.16 km

ANTONIETTA'S B&B

Gavirate
ANTONIETTA'S B&B
3.17 km

AGRITURISMO IL LAGO E LE STELLE DI VIVAI LA PRADA

Varese
AGRITURISMO IL LAGO E LE STELLE DI VIVAI LA PRADA
3.26 km

LE TRE ARTI

Gavirate
LE TRE ARTI
3.33 km

CASA MARIA GRAZIA

Travedona-Monate
CASA MARIA GRAZIA
3.38 km

RESIDENCE LE ARCATE

Gavirate
RESIDENCE LE ARCATE
3.39 km

B&B PICCOLO LAGO

Travedona-Monate
B&B PICCOLO LAGO
3.4 km

B E B IL SASSO BIANCO

Comerio
B E B IL SASSO BIANCO
3.45 km

B&B VILLA ERMELINDA

Comerio
B&B VILLA ERMELINDA
3.46 km

BNBOOK - VERANDA SUL LAGO

Travedona-Monate
BNBOOK - VERANDA SUL LAGO
3.52 km

VILLA CARLOTTA

Travedona-Monate
VILLA CARLOTTA
3.52 km