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Sass da Preja Buia

The erratic boulder at Sesto Calende

Where
Sass da Preja Buia
Via Banchio Nino, Sesto Calende (VA)
Contacts

The "Sass da Preja Buia" is a big erratic boulder (Masso Erratico) on which are inscribed symbolic petroglyphs that suggest it was a sacrificial altar from prehistoric times.

All around there are other erratic boulders, on which are present other petroglyphs. The Boulder dates back to the last Neozoic glaciation. The ice, in its progression, dragged both moraine material and large boulders, which literally wandered (errare) into the countryside.

In the surroundings of Lake Maggiore we can find other famous erratic boulders, such as the Sass Cavalasc in Ranco and the Sasso Galletto in Castelveccana, which rises directly from the waters of the lake. 

Take me here: Sass da Preja Buia

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
1.37 km

Park of the Ticino Valley

The park covers about 92,000 hectares from Lake Maggiore to the confluence with the River Po
  • Parks
Park of the Ticino Valley
2.16 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
4.94 km

Angera

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

Angera municipial archaeological museum

  • Art & Culture
Civico Museo Archeologico di Angera
5.17 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
5.53 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.
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Lake Monate

  • Rivers
Lake Monate
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Ispra

  • Rivers
Ispra
8.16 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)
8.5 km

Visconti di San Vito Castle

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

Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Villages
Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
9.06 km

Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

  • Unesco Sites
Palafitte Arco Alpino
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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
12.01 km

Volandia Park and the Aviation Museum (Somma Lombardo)

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

Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath

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

Activities

Italian cooking class

  • Food & Wine
Italian cooking class
696 mt

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese
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English Style Riding Weekend

  • Active & Green
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Where to sleep

GARDEN VIEW VILLA

Sesto Calende
GARDEN VIEW VILLA
960 mt

CAMPEGGIO LA SFINGE

Sesto Calende
CAMPEGGIO LA SFINGE
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ANTARES APPARTEMENT

Sesto Calende
ANTARES APPARTEMENT
1.52 km

CASA SIRIO

Sesto Calende
CASA SIRIO
1.52 km

APPARTAMENTO DELLE ROSE

Sesto Calende
APPARTAMENTO DELLE ROSE
1.6 km

SESTO CALENDE TRAIN STATION

Sesto Calende
SESTO CALENDE TRAIN STATION
1.78 km

FERRARIN APARTMENT

Sesto Calende
FERRARIN APARTMENT
1.84 km

B&B LIBERTY

Sesto Calende
B&B LIBERTY
1.91 km

A DUE PASSI DAL LAGO...

Sesto Calende
A DUE PASSI DAL LAGO...
1.94 km

HOTEL DAVID

Sesto Calende
HOTEL DAVID
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APPARTAMENTO VICTORIA

Sesto Calende
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1.99 km

BED AND BREAKFAST MONTEROSA

Sesto Calende
BED AND BREAKFAST MONTEROSA
2.01 km

FORESTERIA CA' DAL CICIN-AFFITTACAMERE

Sesto Calende
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2.01 km

B&B ON THE RIVER

Sesto Calende
B&B ON THE RIVER
2.01 km

HOTEL RISTORANTE 3 RE

Sesto Calende
HOTEL RISTORANTE 3 RE
2.04 km

HOTEL DEL SOLE

Sesto Calende
HOTEL DEL SOLE
2.08 km

CASA BRUNA

Sesto Calende
CASA BRUNA
2.09 km

B&B MAYA BAY

Sesto Calende
B&B MAYA BAY
2.12 km

BED&BREAKFAST LA COLOMBA

Sesto Calende
BED&BREAKFAST LA COLOMBA
2.14 km

LA MANSARDA

Sesto Calende
LA MANSARDA
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