Theme Week Lombardy – Varese

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 01:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Palazzo Estense and gardens - Town Hall © Docfra/cc-by-sa-3.0

Palazzo Estense and gardens – Town Hall © Docfra/cc-by-sa-3.0

Vares is a city and comune in north-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 55 kilometres (34 mi) north of Milan. It is the capital of the Province of Varese. The hinterland or urban part of the city is called Varesotto. The city also looks over Lake Varese.

The city has both an extensive city bus network and provincial bus services. The A8 motorway connects Varese with Milan. This motorway was part of the first toll road system in the world. Varese is close to the Malpensa International Airport, which serves the international traffic of Milan.

Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza - BMK/cc-by-sa-2.5 Villa Andrea Ponti © Skukifish/cc-by-sa-3.0 Basilica di San Vittore © Geobia/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Vale93b Lake Varese © Idéfix/cc-by-sa-3.0 Palazzo Estense and gardens - Town Hall © Docfra/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Palazzo Estense and gardens - Town Hall © Docfra/cc-by-sa-3.0
Varese is home to a European School, the European School, Varese, which was established in 1960 for the children of European Union staff, who work mainly at one of the three institutes of the Joint Research Centre in nearby Ispra. It is one of the two sites of the University of Insubria.

The city is most famous for the Sacro Monte di Varese (‘the sacred mountain of Varese’), a place of pilgrimage and worship. It is one of the Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, included on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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