Overlooking the splendid Lake Maggiore, the municipality of Arona boasts incredible charm in several respects.
Its origins are ancient and date back even to prehistoric times, as confirmed by the archaeological remains of a village on piles found in the area. According to etymological studies, the name also has roots in a very remote past and is said to be "mountain on the water" in Celtic.
The town's naturalistic heritage, of which the Lagoni di Mercurago Nature Park is the best example, is followed by its cultural heritage, marked by the imposing statue of "San Carlone". Situated on a hill behind the town, it is over thirty metres high and was the inspiration for the famous Statue of Liberty. Another famous destination is the Rocca di Arona, which since the 11th century has enchanted visitors with its park and panoramic view. The old town centre and lakeside promenade are also a must, offering enchanting sunsets all year round.
History, nature, hospitality and culture: the four cornerstones that have earned Arona the Orange Flag of the Italian Touring Club, an important recognition of tourist and environmental quality.