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This 11th-century castle contains one of the largest doll museums in Europe. We're going to be back on March 24th 2018.
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  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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21021 Angera, Italy
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+39 0331 931300
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

It's a bit of a climb, especially after an Italian lunch, but worth it. It is in excellent condition, and you can climb right up to the top of the tower, passing by some fabulous frescos. There's a toy and doll exhibition too; the toys...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends and our almost 2 year old son. It's a beautiful castle with fine views over the lake. It takes about an hour to explore with great views from the top. Not much furniture in the rooms but they are huge and...More

Thank HugeHugh
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this castle on the shores of Lago Maggiore and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a toy and doll museum within the castle. There is a gift shop and restaurant located in the castle. You can climb all the way to the top most...More

Thank Holtem
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Not sure what I expected but for the 9e50c entrance fee I expected more. The layout is very haphazard and there's no logical route round the exhibits/rooms. The dolls collection is interesting if you like that sort of thing and I quite liked the exhibition...More

Thank nnmercman
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We visited with two kids, 6 and 9 years old. We really enjoyed doll collection, which is amazing and extensive. Beautiful view of the lake from the castle. Nice garden to walk around after you've seen the castle... Parking area. The only downside of the...More

2  Thank Oxana R
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

the castle elegantly overviews the lake and the town of Angera from the nearby hill. you can walk there or drive, i preferred to drive and i am grateful i did that. there is a medium size parking place just near the entrance. the views...More

Thank Florin_Petrescu
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Chivalrous knights & ladies to be saved are the images this medieval castle high over the lake bring to mind The interior is less imposing but very good doll collection which wife & grand daughter enjoyed

Thank Darrel J
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Rocca Borromeo is located on the hill above Angera, it's open from 9-17.30. You can go here by car or take a boat and walk up. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from the lake shore. The oldest part of Rocca Borromeo dates back...More

Thank merete k
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Medieval feeling and great views on Lago Maggiore are granted. If you are a lover of castles or dolls (as there's an impressive Borromeo family dolls museum inside) - that's a good choice to spend an hour or two.

Thank Mikhail S
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

In the typical Lake Maggiore village of Angera is the Rocca di Angera. A medieval castle property of the Borromeo Family who also owns the islands on the lake. It is really worth visiting it. Its rooms furniture and frescoes are very interesting. Also the...More

Thank arthurH62
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mazie
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Response from arthurH62 | Reviewed this property |
From the ferry port, be aware it is only for pasengers. no cars.., to the Rocca it is only a 10 minutes walk. and if you are coming from angera, it is really worth goning (with the ferry) to the opposite town of Arona..
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