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Rocca di Angera

21021 Angera, Italy
+39 0331 931300
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Beautiful place, wonderful view

It is a very charming place, you can feel the history and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2016
Cecile M
Quite a surprise

Not only is the fortress itself quite amazing with views from the very top out over Lago Maggiore... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2016
Windsor, Canada
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This 11th-century castle contains one of the largest doll museums in Europe. We're going to be back on March 24th 2018.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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21021 Angera, Italy
+39 0331 931300
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

It is a very charming place, you can feel the history and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake Maggiore

Thank Cecile M
Reviewed March 5, 2016

Not only is the fortress itself quite amazing with views from the very top out over Lago Maggiore to the mountains, but the doll and toy museum will delight both young and old. You need at least three hours to do justice to this site....More

Thank lrovere
Reviewed October 30, 2015

An interesting place to spend a few minutes looking at the local sites. From here you can see across the lake. The most interesting sight, to me, was the woman with infant dolls and the fine views. -worth stopping for a quick tour While this...More

Thank KLangheld
Reviewed October 23, 2015

We spent a morning wandering through the Rocca - the doll museum is truly amazing (give yourself lots of time here if you are at all interested in dolls through he ages).The grounds are lovely and the views are amazing.

Thank lrovere
Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

I love castles, so I was excited to come here. I did not entirely integrate all the reviews mentioning the doll museum and silly me thought that I could bypass that attraction altogether. They let you wander all over and take pictures, huge bonus. Lots...More

2  Thank AlenaD
Reviewed August 7, 2015

I visited the Rocca di Angera with two Japanese friends with an interest in gardening and my 8-year old daughter. What a delight! We had a guided tour of the medieval gardens offered by Claudia, the garden's curator and creator who has spent many years...More

2  Thank BonnieMacB
Reviewed July 16, 2015

Any place around the Lago Maggiore is of course worth seeing but this castle can be specially recommended. It is located on the East shore of the lake, up the hill from the town of Angera. You can walk up which takes a while or...More

1  Thank NG F
Reviewed January 7, 2015

The castle is perfectly maintained, and therefore unique. Inside, the castle houses a doll museum, apparently well known by collectors Europe wide. But for they normal visitor it is just a nice little add on to the visit as seeing the exhibition leads you through...More

1  Thank AMD319
Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited this fortress as it is another Borromeo home, having been to Isola Madre and Isola Bella. You can get an ordinary ferry or a hydrofoil down the lake to Angera. Be prepared for the uphill hike from the ferry landing, not much shade on...More

3  Thank Dunworkin49
Reviewed October 4, 2014

When I tour a medieval castle, I expect (and want to see) a lot of old armor and weaponry and dungeons. Had I known ahead of time that this tour would have been primarily of a multi-level display of hundreds of toys, dolls and toys,...More

5  Thank Malillysr
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