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The Angera Fortress stands majestically on a spur of rock that dominates the southern shore of Lake Maggiore, on the Lombardy side. Placed in a strategic position for the oversight of movement and trade, this property initially belonged to the...more
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Via Rocca Castello 2, 21021 Angera, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We got tickets for this along with the Borromeo Islands tickets, so you can save yourself some time and hassle doing it online. It's an excellent place to spend a morning, with excellent views over the whole of Lake Maggiore. Some of the steps to...More

Thank Giles D
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Very well restored castle with an amazing Toy Museum and beautiful garden. It is a very interesting place with breathtaking views. Recommended.

Thank mac80214
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

I am not a fan of Castles but i was impressed by this one.. We ended up staying more than 3 hours there, admiring the amazing view, the incredible gardens, and the cute café with the great terasse overlooking at the lake.. The place stole...More

Thank Efi L
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Castle car park is free. You get magnificent views from the highest level of the castle over Lago Maggiore. The Hall is richly decorated with frescos. Beautiful old wine press near the entrance. Dolls collection on the ground floor. Beautiful small walled herb garden to...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Our last castle visit for this trip and so glad we came. Positioned on the hill with commanding views of the town, Lago Maggiore and the Alps. Best to have a few hours up your sleeve to view all that is on offer. There is...More

Thank AskAzz
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited today and was not disappointed, under 6s are free, so only had to pay for us two. The views are stunning, the castle is beautiful, we witnessed a school trip whilst there, & even though we didn’t understand any of it, our son...More

Thank Ladykane1982
Reviewed September 21, 2017

It's a bit of a climb, especially after an Italian lunch, but worth it. It is in excellent condition, and you can climb right up to the top of the tower, passing by some fabulous frescos. There's a toy and doll exhibition too; the toys...More

Thank breva2011
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends and our almost 2 year old son. It's a beautiful castle with fine views over the lake. It takes about an hour to explore with great views from the top. Not much furniture in the rooms but they are huge and...More

Thank HugeHugh
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

We visited this castle on the shores of Lago Maggiore and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a toy and doll museum within the castle. There is a gift shop and restaurant located in the castle. You can climb all the way to the top most...More

Thank Holtem
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Not sure what I expected but for the 9e50c entrance fee I expected more. The layout is very haphazard and there's no logical route round the exhibits/rooms. The dolls collection is interesting if you like that sort of thing and I quite liked the exhibition...More

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mazie
July 24, 2017|
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Response from arthurH62 | Reviewed this property |
From the ferry port, be aware it is only for pasengers. no cars.., to the Rocca it is only a 10 minutes walk. and if you are coming from angera, it is really worth goning (with the ferry) to the opposite town of Arona..
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