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Lavena Ponte Tresa, Varese, Lombardy, Italy

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State: Lombardy
City: Varese
Town: Lavena Ponte Tresa
Inhabitants: 5.747
Meters above sea level: 275
Inhabitants name: lavenesi, tresiani e tresini
Mayor name: Massimo Mastromarino
Patron saint: Santissimo Crocifisso, San Pietro


Lavena Ponte Tresa is a small town located in the province of Varese, in the region of Lombardy, Italy. It sits on the border with Switzerland and is divided by the Tresa River, with part of the town situated in Italy and the other part in Switzerland.

Lavena Ponte Tresa is known for its picturesque location along Lake Lugano, which offers stunning views and a pleasant lakeside promenade. The town has a rich history, with several historical buildings and landmarks to explore.

One of the highlights is the Church of Santo Stefano, a beautiful Romanesque-style church dating back to the 11th century. The church features a tall bell tower and intricate architectural details.

Lavena Ponte Tresa is also a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for hiking, biking, and water sports on the lake. There are several trails and routes that visitors can explore, allowing them to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

The town has a charming atmosphere, with narrow streets, traditional houses, and local shops selling regional products. It is also home to a variety of restaurants and cafes, where visitors can taste the delicious local cuisine, including dishes like risotto, polenta, and freshwater fish.

Overall, Lavena Ponte Tresa is a hidden gem in Lombardy, offering a combination of natural beauty, historical landmarks, and a relaxed lakeside atmosphere. It is a great destination for those looking to escape the crowds and immerse themselves in the tranquil surroundings of northern Italy.

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