Tuesday, May 17, 2011
11:27 AM | Dana Kaplan, Stresa Sights | Edit Post
The town of Vogogna, seen from the Castello di Visconteo.
Vogogna is a comune, town, famous for the Castello di Visconteo, built in 1344 for the bishop of Novara. Another famous building is the Palazzo Pretorio (shown to the right), a home built for the same bishop. It is so charming, as it is built over an open arch that carriages would have pulled into. The comune is part of a municipality comprising four frazioni, villages, all with a combined total of less than 2,000 people. The main chiesa, church, is newer, having been built at the start of the 1900s.
Vogogna is a tiny little place for sure... We parked our car in the small parking area just off the main road. From this spot you can see the castle up on the hillside, the church here in the piazza, the dry riverbed, and some little alleys that wind up to the castle. Here are a few photos that I took all from that spot, basically just by turning myself in a circle.
Vogogna is only reachable by car, but is an easy drive of 30 minutes or so from Stresa, making it, the castle, and Vecchio Borgo a wonderful little day excursion. In the summer it's also one of the venues of the Stresa Festival.
Here's where Vogogna is:
Here's where Vogogna is:
Piazza Chiesa, 7, 28805 Vogogna (VB)
Phone: (+39) 0324 87504
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