Hotel del Parco is situated in Sesto Calende, cardinal start point to reach very important naturalistic and interesting destinations: Maggiore Lake and marvelous little islands around, the majesty of the mountains nearby. Milan and Varese are easily reachable and history/architectural heritage estimators will be delighted by our treasures. Nevertheless, a variety of shopping and amusements chances are at your disposal.
In “Resiga” place, in the southeast part of Sesto Calende, grows an old ruin which is dominated by an elegant arch that is on a stone big wall. Once upon a time there was a sawmill moved by little river Oneda that flew from Mulini place to Ticino river.
The arch raises upon 15 meters from water level of a rectangular basin which is connected with Ticino. This is what remains of a boats input station that came from the river in the railway. Being back from the waters in Tornavento spot after trespassing “Corneliane” hills which were so denominated by Publio Cornelio Scipione who tried to stop here Hannibals hordes.
The horse-pulled station for boats transport was realized by anonymous society on 18th March 1850.
Wide and unique realization in the world through which boats were moved and transported from the railway to Ticino waters with the help of a platform that, perfectly counterbalanced, entered vertically in the water letting the boats floating.
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