Sunsets in Tornavento are breathtaking! Sun sets exaclty behind the horizon in front of you, behind the mountains, and the entire valley bathes in shades on red, pink and violet. Even the forest down under will be shaded.
Tornavento is a perfect spot to admire over 4000m Monte Rosa in the Alps! Although it's in Val d'Aosta, and almost 100km by air line from Tornavento, Monte Rosa is very extinguishable and a great sight! The longer it gets after the sunset, the better you can see it!
Starting from Tornavento's square terrace, you can descend down to the green areas, and hike in the natural park. There are also a lot of joggers. It's a very beautiful park and a real wilderness comparing to very urban Lombardia, and everything you find on the other side of the terrace...
There is a channel of river Ticino, and a bit more in the valley, Ticino itself.
Everything is surrounded by forests.
This table explains what you can see in front of you, it points out to the exact mountain peak visible from there, and it also explains more about the natural park in front of you. It's a very useful and well done table!
Since Tornavento is a perfect spot for romantic landscape viewing, they have placed lots of sitting places, these funny chairs included! They are absolutely hilarious! And they shake! :-) But watch out if you're overweight, there is a limited support on them... :-)
As everywhere in Italy, you'll find nice, warm and bright facades, mostly earth-shades coloured houses, but also pink! All the houses on the small square of Tornavento are very cute and some are also public facilities - like the post office you can see here. It all looks very cozy and domestic!
Chiesa di San Eugenio a Tornavento
The Church of San Eugenio in Tornavento is located at the main square, on the street you have to pass to reach the place.
It was built such a long time ago, in 1300, but reconstructed in mid 19th century.
Inside there is an organ from mid 1800 from G.Franzetti di Ispra.
Before, this place used to be the customs between Italy and Austro-Hungarian Empire! Precisely rthis square and church were the customs location and border.