Arona is one of the most important commercial and tourist centres of Lake Maggiore: well known for the many shops and for its trendy bars,
is also one of the most populated, entertaining and vibrant cities in the region.
In Arona was born to the well-loved Saint Carlo Borromeo, bishop of Milan: a giant statue erected in his honour stands on a hill towers above the whole landscape.
From the city's harbour it's extremely easy to reach the opposite side of the Lake and the small town of Angera, famous for its fortress majestically perched on
on a limestone outcrop high above the lake and still owned by Borromeo family.