Province of Varese

Entirely immersed in the green, with lakes, rivers and pastures linear and uncontaminated; but also alpine areas that go, on one side, up to the border with Switzerland and, on the other, with the Piemontese territory and the Po Valley. It is the territory of Insubria of which the province of Varese is an integral part, one of the most famous and characteristic territories of Lombardy: scenario of the amazing works of Alessandro Manzoni among the mountain villages, cobbled paths and the beautiful peaks that are appreciated by every territory of the province. The province of Varese is in fact a real corner of paradise that offers nature lovers not only moments of leisure and relaxation in nature, but also many attractions for adults and children. In the territories of the province of Varese it will in fact be possible to try out hang gliding and paragliding, climbing and naturalistic excursions in the Ticino Park without missing a glance at the artistic works present, such as the splendid Liberty villas of the Campo dei Fiori. The province of Varese includes 139 municipalities in all: among the main the homonymous capital of the province but also the municipality of Busto Arsizio, among the most populous in the province; the city of Gallarate, with the splendid Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta and the town of Somma Lombardo with the imposing Visconti Castle of San Vito. On the characteristics of the territory, the province of Varese has a total area of ​​over 2 thousand km² and borders to the north-west with Switzerland (Canton Ticino), to the east with the province of Bergamo and Sondrio, to the south with the province of Monza and of Brianza and Milan.

Sesto Calende - Province of Varese

Sesto Calende - Province of Varese (Source: Daniel70mi Falciola - CC BY 2.0)

How to reach the province of Varese

By car

There are numerous motorway arteries and ring roads in the province of Varese, which connect the provincial capital and the main localities with the nearby cities of Milan and Lecco in Lombardy but also with the main Italian towns (such as Turin, Venice , Rome and Florence). Among the main highways that cross the territory of the Varesino the Autostrada A8 ("Autostrada dei Laghi), which connects Varese to the cities of Milan and Bergamo in Lombardy and reaches the Swiss border. Among the main arteries also the SS 36 state road, which connects the province of Como with the municipality of Lecco and the SS 233 ("Varesina"), which from Milan leads up to Como passing through Varese. Please note that the main localities in Lombardy as the capital of Varese have established the LTZ within its historical center. To avoid long delays in access passages for cars are available parking lots of interchange with public transport, or through the rental service with driver (NCC) offered by , which will allow you to easily reach the province of Milan and to access restricted traffic areas by means of professionals drivers and vehicles suitable to satisfy every request.

By plane

The province of Varese is served by the international airport of "Milano Malpensa" which is just 30 km from the town of Varese: easily reachable in about 30 minutes by car along the motorway A8 "Autostrada dei Laghi". Greater distance with the Milan-Linate airport, which is about 60 km from the capital of Varese. The presence of both airports in the vicinity of the territory of Varese guarantee direct connections not only with the main Italian destinations (Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Crotone, Lamezia Terme, Palermo, Pescara, Trapani, Naples and Rome), but also with the most famous European capitals through flights and low cost companies. To reach the city of Varese from the "Milano Malpensa" airport, you can use the Airpulmann bus company that connects the airport with Gallarate train station. From here continue to the railway station of Varese (about 30 minutes). From the airport of "Milano Linate" to reach the territory of Varese is instead advised the Starfly bus service that will take you to the Milano Centrale train station: from here there are numerous connections to the central station of Varese.

By train or bus

The entire province of Varese, located in a strategic position in the Lombardy region, is served by a dense railway network that offers regional, national (Turin, Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples) and international connections, even with "high-speed" routes ". The main main hub is in the provincial capital: in fact, the city of Varese has three railway stations: Varese-Casbeno; Varese-Piazzale Trieste and Varese Nord (Piazzale Trento), which provide fast and fast connections to the Milan station (Porta Garibaldi). The main railway companies present in the Varese area are Trenitalia, Italo Treno and Trenord. To find timetables, destinations and promotions, it is advisable to visit the website of the transport companies, where it will also be possible to buy the ticket. In order to reach the province of Varese by bus, it is possible to use the transport service offered by many private companies of extra-urban buses. Most of the buses that depart service and arrive from the bus station of Varese (Piazzale Kennedy). From the bus station, the Consorzio Trasporti Pubblici Insubria company offers daily connections to all the towns in the province.

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