From path to path

Sentiero delle Erbe

Welcome to Angera!

You are in a surprising area on Lake Maggiore, an open-air Museum that will allow you to discover 15,000 years of art, history, and landscape beauty.

The lakeside walk takes your breath away, but there is much more to discover. From here various thematic and experiential paths start, which can be covered on foot independently and which will lead you to the discovery of natural oases, vineyards, hills, meadows, and dry-stone walls.

The San Quirico Ring is a route of about 10 km through woods, vineyards and panoramic views of the lake which allows you to know the richness and variety of the landscape of Lower Verbano. At the top of the hill, the Church of San Quirico guards the city.

The Path of Trees and Herbs is a shorter route, which follows a stretch of the San Quirico Ring road and allows you to get to know the history of Angera from a new point of view, thanks to the wild herbs and trees that grow on the slopes of the famous Fortress and the hill of San Quirico, which dominates the city from its 410-m. height.

The Path of the Bruschera Oasis will lead you to a humid environment of great naturalistic value: bring binoculars and a camera with you to observe frogs, herons, hawks, kingfishers in silence and with respect for this special place. Between nature and modernity, from here you can continue to the industrial area of Angera which hides an extraordinary and unexpected place: the Kapannone dei Libri (translator’s note: Book Shed) of the writer and bibliophile Andrea Kerbaker, to admire rare and precious books dedicated to art, photography, and cinema.

Do you prefer to explore the historical centre? Discover our Widespread Museum and ask for maps and brochures at the Infopoint: at the Archaeological Museum you can admire Roman bread from 2000 years ago and by walking through the alleys of the city you will come across the wonderful Urban-Art works by Andrea Ravo Mattoni that make up our Open Air Art Gallery.

For more trained walkers it is possible to reach the hamlets and the nearby village of Taino to walk the path " Along a silk thread ", dedicated to silkworm breeding.