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Città di Angera
Angera panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Angera
Coat of arms
Angera is located in Italy
Location of Angera in Italy
Coordinates: 45°46′N 08°35′E / 45.767°N 8.583°E / 45.767; 8.583
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Varese (VA)
Frazioni Capronno, Barzola
 • Mayor Municipal prefect
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 193 m (633 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)
 • Total 5,622
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Demonym Angeresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21021
Dialing code 0331
Patron saint Santa Maria Assunta
Saint day 15 August
Official website

Angera (Latin: Angleria) is a town and comune located in the province of Varese, in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. In Roman times, it was an important lake port and road station. Formerly known as Anghiera, Angera received the title of city by Duke Ludovico il Moro of October 7, 1497.

The area offers good wines and panoramas over Lago Maggiore.

Main sights[edit]

  • Rocca Borromeo di Angera (Borromeo Castle), a castle overlooking the Lake Maggiore at the top of a 200 m-high limestone hill, on the side opposing to the town of Arona. It houses the Museum of Dolls, including a collection of more than 1000 pieces from whole Europe. The castle was founded in the early Middle Ages (before the 10th century) and was later owned by the Della Torre, Visconti (after the Battle of Desio in 1277) and Borromeo families.
  • Parish church of S. Maria Assunta
  • Parish church of S. Alessandro
  • Sanctuary of Madonna della Riva, an octagonal building designed by Gerolamo Quadrio
  • Town's Archaeological Museum


Twin towns[edit]

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