From Como motorway to Cesarina

CASCINA CESARINA    via dei Cesari 32  Gagnago, BORGO TICINO

Lat/Long: (45.677423727186195, 8.590482473373413)

The general direction you need is A8, the motorway towards Varese, but to get onto this motorway you have first to follow the signs for MILANO, then after the SARONNO exit (ignore)  the next exit goes onto the A8 motorway and is posted for Varese and Malpensa airport.

Stay on the A8 for about 15 km. Careful, just after you pass the GALLARATE exit, the motorway divides - DON'T go right, towards Varese; KEEP  LEFT  ON  THE  A8/A26 POSTED GENOVA AND GRAVELLONA TOCE. 

You shortly come to a place where you have to pick up a motorway ticket, then

pass 2 exits (Besnate and Vergiate/Sesto Calende) before going through a series of tunnels and - in between - crossing the Ticino river.

Get off at the next exit, CASTELLETTO TICINO. Keep to the left-hand booths, where you can pay cash, unless you want to pay with your credit card. Don’t go into the  Viacard or Telepass lanes).

Follow the slip-road down, turn LEFT at end, posted NOVARA. Follow road round until you come out on main Arona-Novara road (SS32), where you turn RIGHT towards Novara. Stay on this road for about 4 km (ignore a large right fork posted Comignago-Gattico-Borgomanero and a series of turnings into Borgo Ticino).  Just stay on the main road until you have passed the whole village of Borgo Ticino (Tamoil petrol station on your right, then an Agip on your left).  About 200 metres beyond the Agip, take a RIGHT TURN posted DIVIGNANO (there is also a large advert for the Parco Faunistico LA TORBIERA and on the left-hand side of the road a large ‘27’ – km from Novara - sign).

     Note:  If you come to a roundabout on the main road, with a shopping

    centre on your left, then you have gone too far and missed the turn!!  Go

    round the roundabout and back, in this case taking the first LEFT, posted 


Then take the next right,(100 metres on),  Via Conturbia, and go straight for about 400 metres, then the first right towards a group of houses (Via Campo Militare) (there is a large GAGNAGO sign). Go through a very narrow passage between two old houses, then take the first left, which is Via dei Cesari.  Go straight down Via dei Cesari until you come to a T junction where you turn LEFT under the arch of a farmhouse (n.25) (asphalt ends),. Go  straight on another 100 yards, road curves right into our drive - lined with silver birches. Our house is the left-hand portion and you can park right outside.

Sorry instructions seem so complicated, but should avoid any risk of your getting lost.  Any problems, call 0321 90491