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Statue of San Carlone, Arona

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Built in the 1600s, Statue of San Carlone is a bronze statue of San Carlo Borromeo, the archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584. This figure overlooks Lake Maggiore, and you can ascend stairs inside the statue to the top, where there are windows through the eyes and ears. Nearby, you can also view a small exhibit honoring Borromeo’s life. Work out when and for how long to visit Statue of San Carlone and other Arona attractions using our handy Arona itinerary builder.
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  • Arona is a wonderful city. We lived near railroad tracks, where mountain and loved to walk, especially for a railway in the opposite side of the Lake. The houses are all different, modern, low number of storeys. Around the houses there are beautiful sites with all kinds of vegetation. No home is not like another. You can just walk around and admire. Little people. There were few retirees. Near the cemetery is a large supermarket with a large selection of cold cuts, cheeses, seafood, etc. Arona is a city where you can stay a week.
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  • There I was a kid and I remember struggling to climb to the top, we are back with the first girlfriend and return us now after so many years. Is a historical place, a must ... Switch between Arona and don't jump on this yard for stepping, is how to finish dinner without digestive. Do not recommend to climb inside the statue if you are not in good physical condition, or if you suffer from claustrophobia or vertigo.
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  • After a long walk through the streets of arona and before you reach Stresa, a must stop at San Carlone to enjoy the wonderful view. Day or night the view is wonderful and romantic.
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