Tornavento Travel Guide

  • Tornavento by Jelena
    Tornavento by Jelena
    by Aurorae
  • Tornavento by Jelena
    Tornavento by Jelena
    by Aurorae
  • Tornavento by Jelena
    Tornavento by Jelena
    by Aurorae

Tornavento Things to Do

  • Sunsets

    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.

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  • Monte Rosa

    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!

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  • Hiking Trails

    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...

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  • Tornavento Viewpoint

    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!

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  • Customs

    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.

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  • Funny Chairs

    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... :-)

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Tornavento Restaurants

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    by Aurorae Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a very nice bar/restaurant/cafe/club/whatever, on the Piazza, right on the corner. In the summer the tables outside are FULL. Inside is very simple, but very cozy. The staff is very kind and friendly and funny, and besides drinks you can have a snack, like a sandwich or something simple.
    They also organize all kinds of parties and feasts.

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Tornavento Favorites

  • The Battle of Tornavento

    On 22nd of June 1636, during the 30 years war (1618-1648), near Tornavento were Spanish Army, with 15.000 soldiers, and French-Savoy Army with 10.000 people!And there was the battle...But the Duke of Savoy helped the French and Spaniards retreated.The war finished with the Pyrinean Peace Treaty in 1659 which marked the end of Spanish dominance in...

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  • Arriving there

    Here is a map from http://www.circolosanteugenio.it/pagine/paginefoto/foto07.htmlhow to arrive there! Like I said, it's VERY close to Malpensa airport, but you might want to look up on the map to define it clearly!

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  • Piazza Parravicino

    This is the famous Tornavento square, Piazza Parravicino. In the warmer days it gets more crowded, although it's quite a solitary place most of the time (whenever I've been at least!) It can happen that there is nobody around for hours...It's a plateau overlooking Ticino natural park.

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