Distance: 3.20 km • Time: 1 ora • Medium difficulty

The itinerary starts from the beautiful Sanctuary of the Madonna della Ghianda, through wide meadows bathed by small springs in the protected area of ​​the Parco del Ticino.

The trail starts from the Sanctuary in the locality of Mezzana (Somma Lombardo), where it is possible to leave the car, and enters between large, chestnut, oak, hornbeam, so much so that it is also known as the walk among the giants. The direction is Arsago Seprio and follow the signs are shortly the first pond, the Pollini swamp or Boza di Rügn, stopping place for herons and mallards, natural habitat for a very rare toad without tail, the dark pelobate. Near the swamp it is possible to easily reach the beautiful monumental complex of the Basilica and the Baptistery of Arsago from the Romanesque period (8th-9th century AD). Crossing a broad deciduous forest for a long stretch of light ascents and descents, you get to the ponds of Lagozzetta and Lagozza (Besnate), which are inhabited by many pile-dwellings in ancient times.

*The itinerary is also suitable for mountain biking.


  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Difficult: medium
  • Altitude: 200 mt.
  • Starting point: Somma Lombardo
  • Arrival point: church of Centenate (fraz. Besnate).
  • Parking: yes

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    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese
    Consorzio Qualità Miele Varesino