From Orio al Serio (Bergamo) airport to Cascina Cesarina


CASCINA CESARINA Via dei Cesari 32  Gagnago, Borgo Ticino

Lat/Long: (45.677423727186195, 8.590482473373413)


Exit airport and follow green motorway signs for Milan.  Go slowly and be careful, there are  various roundabouts, crossroads, flyovers and -unders and unexpected turns before you are finally on the A4 motorway to Milan . It is about 40 km to Milan. After paying toll  on edge of Milan follow signs for A4 Torino – you theoretically stay on the motorway right around Milan, but it is quite crowded  - definitely more like a ring road.  You stay on for a long time, following signs for Varese.  Eventually there is a rather sudden right exit posted  A8 VARESE – make sure you take it ! – it’s the exit very soon after the white-signposted exit for Milano Viale Certosa  

Once on the A8 you pay a small toll almost immediately, then stay on that motorway until it divides right after GALLARATE. Keep on the LEFT posted A8/A26 NOT right towards Varese.  You then pick up a card for the next part of motorway.

After about 10 minutes you go through two tunnels, cross the Ticino river , through two more tunnels. Get off at the next exit, CASTELLETTO TICINO (keep to left hand CASH booths unless you want to pay by credit card or you have bought a prepaid VIACARD).  After paying the toll, 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 also pass various turns into Borgo Ticino).  After passing a TAMOIL petrol station on your right and an AGIP on the left, take the next main turning RIGHT (it is signposted DIVIGNANO and there is also a large ad for the TORBIERA wildlife park. (If you come to a roundabout with a shopping centre on your left, you’ve gone too far along the Novara road! Go back towards Borgo Ticino and take the first LEFT after the roundabout!)

  This road goes slightly uphill. Take the FIRST RIGHT, Via Conturbia, go straight for about 400 metres, then take a RIGHT TURN (Via Campo Militare) into the little hamlet of GAGNAGO (there is a large sign). After about 200 metres go (cautiously!) through a 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 (asphalt ends), where you turn LEFT under the arch of the farmhouse at n.25.  Remember to swing rightish as you approach the arch, so you can turn left and get through in one go if you car is small or medium size. If your car is very large or has a poor lock you may need to manoeuvre slightly.  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.


Any problems or delays on route, just give us a call on (0039) 0321 90491