Arona at a glance

Located just within 15 minutes’ drive from Villa Simba.

It’s probably one of the busiest spots in Lago Maggiore.

It’s full of different kinds of Italian restaurants, cafés, and places to hang out to enjoy the sunset.

A place where you can go any time of the day, from breakfast till dinner, after dinner or just for an afternoon stroll to enjoy gelato (ice cream) during the hot summer days.

Walking in Arona

A perfect and relaxing place to walk during the day or to stroll around and enjoy the sunset moment on its 4km long promenade.

There is also a wide public green area along the promenade where it’s possible to play with your dog.

Fancy for shopping or just window shopping? There are many little shops in the city center waiting for you!

If you like walking and want to discover other spots to stroll around Lago Maggiore,  just click here.

Boating in Arona

Enjoy the lake in a different way and from a different point of view by boating! Departing from Arona, there are public boats that take you to many interesting cities and spots nearby like Stresa, Angera, Pallanza, and including the Isolee Borromee.

The public boat in Arona starts from the Imbarcadero di Arona (the port of Arona) that you can find here and for more information about public boating just click here.

However, if you are interested to rent your own private boat,  check this out.

Eating & drinking in Arona

Pizza e Fichi

Taste the real Italian pizza at Pizza e Fichi and you might want to come back, absolutely one of the best in town and one of the busiest restaurants. It is suggested to make a reservation, especially during the weekend, as this spot is normally very busy.

Located in the old port of Arona, one of the most historical and busiest squares in the city.

Address: Piazza del Popolo, 1, 28041 Arona NO. Tel 0322 241558


Good news for the vegans! Yes, there is also a nice vegan restaurant in Arona. With 5 minutes walking from the center, you will get to this little restaurant that serves some wonderful vegan plates. Even those who are not vegans will enjoy the food here.

Address: Via Roma, 89, 28041 Arona NO Tel:0322 341010

Marconi Beach

If you are looking for a place to have aperitivo in Arona, then Marconi Beach is the place. With the best view during the sunset, it’s down by the deck and facing  Rocca di Angera, the beautiful castle of Angera (the city facing Arona on the other side of the lake)

A perfect scene with a glass of wine or a cocktail on your hand and your dog by your side.

Address: Via Guglielmo Marconi, 65, 28041 Arona NO Tel: 0322 040109


Oliver is a relatively new cafè but it’s already “stealing” the scene in Arona and it’s considered one of the best places to get breakfast in the area.

Being just 15 minutes away from Villa Simba makes this place is perfect for your breakfast to start your holiday.

They have a nice coffee with a wide range selection of delicious pastries that will spoil your craving for sweets.  Apart from having good service, it’s also a pet-friendly place.

As one of the busiest places for breakfast in Arona, you might not get the table in the morning. Our suggestion is to get a takeaway breakfast and enjoy your breakfast on the bench just in front of the place by the lake.

Address: Corso Guglielmo Marconi, 47, 28041 Arona NO. Tel 0322 242701

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