Set deep in the countryside north of Varese by the Castelseprio Archaeological Park, the site of Torba Abbey is home to more than a millennium of history. It started out as a military outpost towards the end of the Roman Empire and later fell into the hands of the Goths and then the Longobards (with defensive walls and towers dating back to the fifth and sixth centuries). Later Torba became a peaceful place of prayer and work for Benedictine nuns which led to the church and abbey being built in the thirteenth century.
Today is a property of FAI, and hosts interesting events during the weekends. It is also possible to rent the location for events.
ADDRESS: via Stazione - Gornate Olona
OPENING HOURS: from march to sept, from Wednesday to Sunday and holidays: 10.00 - 18.00 // from oct to dec 9, from Wednesday to Sunday and holidays: 10:00 - 17:00
TICKETS: full priced ticket: € 7 // reduced priced ticket (kids 4-14 yo): € 3.5 // Free entry for children under 4 yo // Students under 26: € 3.5 // Family: € 17.
Plan your stay and your experience in the land of the lakes.