Cascina Cesarina : The country house home from home

Places to see and things to do


“The sights”
— Lake Orta, the village of Orta San Giulio and the UNESCO World
Heritage site of the Sacro Monte )
— Lake Maggiore, the Borromeo Islands (Isolabella, Isola dei Pescatori
and Isola Madre) March-end September,
— “Lago Maggiore Express”, a day trip starting in Arona with a boat
Journey up the lake to picturesque Locarno in Switzerland; then a
breathtaking narrow-gauge railway journey across the ‘Centovalli’
(hundred valleys) to Domodossola, and return to Arona by normal
— Gardens and stately homes abound. Azaleas and rhododendrons are
wonderful in early spring in Villa Taranto and Villa Pallavicini
— Milan is an easy day trip by train (1 hr) or by car (40 mins then park
and take the underground). See the Cathedral, the Scala Opera
house, the Sforzesco Castle with its museums and art galleries, or
go shopping in exclusive Via Montenapoleone

Children’s Favourites
— On the Lombardy shores of Lake Maggiore: Rocca di Angera castle
and the charming (free) open-air Transport Museum in Ranco
— “Pombia Safari Park” – part Safari-Park plus reptilarium, part
amusement park with a few roundabouts and giant slides, as well
as shows (falconry etc), just 5 minutes’ drive from Cesarina.


Piedmont is a gourmet’s heaven. Gorgonzola cheese is produced in Novara and there are also many local cheeses produced in the mountain valleys. There are wine routes through the territory where DOC and DOCG red wines such as Gattinara, Ghemme and Sizzano are made. We can point visitors towards an organic ‘agriturismo’ where they can enjoy lunch and buy house specialty organic red, rosé and white wines. The lower part of Novara province is traditionally rice-growing and you can enjoy bicycle trips through the area, or in the Parco del Ticino.

— 2 golf courses and one practice area very nearby
— Watersports on Lake Maggiore and rafting and other whitewater adventures
in Valsesia
— Go-karting in Borgo Ticino (also small covered track)

Cascina Cesarina, Via dei Cesari, 32 - Gagnago - 28040 Borgo Ticino (Novara)

Tel. (+39) 0321 90491 Fax. (+39) 0321 90491