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Address: 21021 Angera, Italy
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+39 0331 931300
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This 11th-century castle contains one of the largest doll museums in...

This 11th-century castle contains one of the largest doll museums in Europe.

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impressive, beautiful views, nice doll museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ispra, Italy
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Ispra, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 historic doll museum is nice for the kids but also adults .. you can go... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

All doll lovers-- you must visit this rare & unique doll museum !Other than an extensive collection of antique dolls, there is an additional collection donated by a closed museum from Tours, France featuring musical dolls & dolls with automatisms. If you stay in Stresa , you can either catch bus or train to Arona & then take ferry to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Across from Stresa lies this large castle with a high tower that affords a very nice view of the lake.

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My 12 year old daughter loved the huge collection of dolls from around the world. The views were spectacular and the gardens had grapes, kiwis, pomegranates, pears and raspberries. Drive up to save your energy for walking round the castle (there is free parking at the top) and up to the Tower- it's easy to miss the door to the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This castle, which includes an amusing doll museum, is definitely worth a visit. When we reached the highest rooms of the castle we were amazed by the unforgettable view of Lago Maggiore. It was a sunny day and the view was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. You can see la Rocca di Angera from many points... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Came here with my wife and two kids (5 and 7). All of us really enjoyed the visit. The castle is really impressive and the views were great (we visited on a sunny day). The museum of dolls and toys was a nice add on but you would need to be into that to come only for that purpose ;-)... More 

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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Let's start off with a couple of recommendations that I can provide having learned my lessons. Absolutely don't try to reach this place without a car that you own or have rented. Don't let the Arona - Angera ferry fool you: it's around three-kilometer uphill walk from the wharf. Public transportation in Italian towns doesn't seem to exist, and a... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Visited this castle (with inside of it the museum) with two kids (5 and 3). The view is stunning, looking over Lago Maggiore and the mountains from a very high point. They have a bar that seems relatively new and the price is very acceptable (€ 1,50 for a croissant and really good espresso). The museum is not very big,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The doll museum is extensive and well-laid out. Climbing up to the tower was like walking into the past, and the view from the top was worth all the stairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

If you like castles. and you are visiting Milan or Lake Magiorre in Italy this is a must see. It is a magical place that is fun for kids and adults. Not hard to get to from Milan and worth a day trip or a one night stay.

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