We walk in the historical centre of the old town to
discover the church dedicated to Sa. Martiri Graziano and Felino founded in the
10th c. but today in new gothic style, then the church of the Nativity of the
Virgin rebuilt in the 15th c. and restored by Cardinal Federico Borromeo, inside
paintings by Gaudenzio Ferrari and Morazzone.
Piazza del Popolo square where the old Broletto and
the church of Saint Mary of Loreto are. The Archaeological Museumfrom the Bronze
Age to the Renaissance.
The Sacro Monte of Saint Charles: the hill behind
Arona where the big statue representing the saint is. It was built at the end of
1600s and it is called San Carlone.
The Cardinal Federico Borromeo, asked to built it
and the church, the former to remember his cousin the latter to have the
reconstruction of the Saint Charles’ room called “of three lakes” which was in
the castle of Arona.