DESTINATIONS ESCAPE

Arona, the Diamond of Lake Maggiore between colors and history

Foto Aerea di Arona
Scritto da Exc Mag

Like the Diamond, even Arona, a lovely city overlooking the western shore of Lake Maggiore is precious, has many facets and brings with it an important and fascinating history. Being a tourist resort, always moving, and updated with events throughout the year, in this period it is literally invaded by the colors. Anyone who comes in and start to drive along the lake will in fact over 1,200 hanging umbrellas or Undercolors Arona, which form a true color wave, reaching the historic and commercial center.

Ombrelli-ad-Arona

In fact, walking you will arrive at the main pedestrian road, which is home to nearly 100 shops, it changed over time and are suitable for every type of tourist or resident. Is this changing and colorful “palette” of offers featuring Arona as a city with a strong tourist-commercial character. A long cycle path along the lake completes a comprehensive selection, the many and varied accommodation, from small and hospitable Bad & Breakfast to Luxury hotels, from street food to exclusive restaurants, basically the ideal place for anyone, thanks to a careful and overactive ProLoco.

Foto-ombrelli-ad-arona

The city is strongly linked to the history that emerges and  imposed with the  the Rocca di Arona that overlooking the area, expertly restored to its former splendor or as the ancient walls, made resurface on the promenade by the lake. Driven by the current administration, very active, modern but with strong roots tied to the territory and history in general, will come on next April 29, 2017 also the copy of the Arch of Palmyra.

arco di palmira

The artwork with a strong symbolic value, will be visible in the heart of the city, alongside the main pedestrian walk, in Piazza San Graziano, where for three months will be visited at any time of day or night, accompanied by a light show spectacle filled with stars, colors and shapes surrounding buildings. They will also organize events and unique events, which will be added to those already in the program, to offer a valid and unique alternative to the “outings.”

Credits: Riccardo Reina

 Photo by Andrea Lazzarini