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Trail of Ispra's furnaces

A walk among historic buildings and the lake

Lake Maggiore - Varesotto

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length icon Length:
7 Km
time icon Our time:
2h00' walking
climb icon Total climb:
200 mt
height icon Min and max height:
195 mt - 260 mt
track ring icon Type of track:
ring track
surface icon Surface:
trail - asphalt - steps
panorama icon Panorama:
lake - historic architecture
coverage icon Cell network coverage:
winter icon Traced in winter:
bike icon Traced by bike:

This trail is characterized by an alternance of naturalistic views and buildings rich in history that were built along the rocky promontory of Ispra and facing lake Maggiore.
The furnaces, still visible today, where built with a main body that worked as chimney, a rocky cone placed side by side to service buildings and piers were boats could dock. These boats carried the lime along the main waterway towards Milan: river Ticino.
The lime industry has changed the lake panorama, showing the white scars of quarries in the limestone.
The walk goes along the lake with a paved road, goes up to Monte dei Nassi with a staircase made of earth and wood, crosses a residential area and arrives to Lavorascio locality, where the Acquanergra river flows into lake Maggiore.

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