The Castles of Cannero with water taxi and ferry boat next to the border between italian and suisse lake maggiore

Castles of Cannero – lake amaggiore islands

Not away from Cannero they appear on the surface from the waters of the lake maggiore two rocky islets on which they is able anchors to see the picturesque ruins of two medieval fortresses, they are the rests of the "Fortress Vitaliana" built for order of the count Luduvico Borromeo to beginning XVI century (1519/1521) and denominated so in honor of the famous ancestor Vitaliano I I give birth of Phillip The Borromeo and Franceschina Visconti. The fortification was built for embanking the raids of the Swiss confederates launched territories of the Alps to the conquest of the south to loss of the Dukedom in Milan that already in that perdiodos it lost part of the actual Canton Ticino really for the Swiss.

The curiosity of the Castles of Cannero is that the fortress Vitaliana was built on the ruins of another fortification of which trace doesn't now exist he/she dictates the "Castle of the Malpaga", a fortification used since the first ones of four hundred as shelter of the powerful and cruel family of the Mazzarditis, five terrible brothers that put to iron and fire the tall lake maggiore among 1403 and 1404. This up to when the Viscounts encircled of siege the fortress, forcing the bandits to the surrender for hunger and shaving to the ground the ancient castle.
For safety motives it is forbidden to berth and to visit the two small islands, continues however to perfume of history

Recommended Route:

Wonderful view of the two coastal villages, cities travel between nordic citrus, camellias and ancient portals, in a really spectacular. Visit the old town of Cannock with the sanctuary of the Holy Mercy, where he took a prodigious miracle, and which houses a painting of the prestigious artist of the sixteenth century Gaudenzio Ferraris. Relaxing stroll along the lakeside promenade of Cannero, including villas Nouveau style. Ability to access the small but interesting ethnographic museum of Cannero.

Possibility of lunch menu with typical

Itinerary: Stresa-Cannock-Cannero-Stresa

Duration: full day

Insert by psqnrm the day 10/05/2020

Esperienza piacevole

Gita di giornata (siamo di Milano) alle Isole Borromee. Il servizio dei piccoli traghetti è puntuale ed efficiente. parte da Stresa ogni 30" per poi passare ogni ora agli approdi delle tre isole. La cosa abbastanza sconcertante è invece il costo di 14 euro per il parcheggio a Stresa. In pratica il parcheggio costa come il biglietto del tour. Ci sono comuqnue alcuni parcheggi non a pagamento a una discreta distanza dall'imbarcadero.

Insert by RiccardoMlv the day 24/04/2017

Buona organizzione

Abbiamo scelto la compagnia isole lago maggiore di Lorenzo e Alessandro, girano continuamente, nessun problema. Anzi gentilissimi e meno code rispetto agli altri

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