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Educational offer

Educational offer

The educational activities proposed by Terre Borromeo are designed to offer stimulating and engaging training experiences to the classes of infant, primary and secondary schools. Every activity is personalised to fit the curriculum structure of the school concerned, to enable the best approach for every age and educational level. With workshops, recreational-creative visits, educational games and magical lessons, the young explorers will be able to discover the treasures of the locations on Lago Maggiore: the Rocca di Angera, on the Lombard side, in the province of Varese; the Parco Pallavicino, Isola Bella and Isola Madre, the Parco del Mottarone on the Piedmontese side. All the initiatives have been put in place, highlighting the history and the main attractions of each site, with the aim of involving the students in an original way, since there is nothing better than learning while having fun.

Educational offer

Rocca di Angera

Rocca di Angera

The medieval castle that dominates the Lombard bank of Lago Maggiore is the ideal space to be able to conduct educational and recreational activities for children and young people from infant, primary and secondary schools. Through play and the various proposals, discovering the history and the art of the Rocca di Angera will become an enjoyable journey in time.

The medieval garden becomes the perfect place to discover new and unusual botanical varieties, to appreciate the simplicity of the plants cultivated in antiquity and be surprised by the life cycle of nature as it is transformed each season. The collection of the Museum of Dolls and Toys – the largest of Europe – will amaze you with its automatons coming from all over the world, telling of the world of play in past centuries.

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The proposals of the Rocca di Angera are varied and suited to all types of requirements.
Educational laboratories to discover the secrets of the castle and its history through questions and riddles, play visits and animated itineraries, adventures in costume to experience personally the exploits of fearless heroes and legendary characters only known in books.

Parco Pallavicino

Parco Pallavicino

Through a multidisciplinary approach, children and young people can experiment directly in the field and learn the secrets and dynamics of the natural world with various levels of difficulty. The notions provided will have the aim of improving their knowledge of animals and plants, suggesting some solutions for approaching the wild fauna with respect and trust, or creating “a woodland classroom”.

The botany and fauna workshops run by experts in biology and the natural sciences from the Parco Pallavicino enable children and young people to approach the botanical world and that of animals, to learn how to get to know them. The activities are designed for infant, primary and lower-level secondary schools.
Together with the biologists and park employees, it will be possible to feed the deer, llamas and Tibetan goats that live on the Farm. In the Pulcineria, newborn chicks can be admired as they take their first steps in the world.
The aim is that to establish a relationship between young visitors and the inhabitants of the park.

The workshops
The activities proposed in the classroom have the aim of delivering the values of biodiversity of flora and fauna through play, observation and discovery.

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Isola Bella & Isola Madre

Isola Bella & Isola Madre

Isola Bella is the ideal destination to immerse yourself in the Baroque age.
A guide will accompany the youngsters around the 17th-century princely dwelling, telling of the rich treasures safeguarded in the twenty rooms of Palazzo Borromeo: paintings, tapestries, carved wood, statues, sumptuous furnishings and the important Painting Gallery or the General Berthier Gallery, the only art gallery that remains from among the many that existed in Northern Italy and that have been lost over the years.

It has more than one hundred and thirty works on display, from the followers of Leonardo to the masters of 17th-century Lombardy.
The adventure continues in the mosaic grottoes, a cool, delightful place at water level, and with walks in the splendid Italian-style garden with its terraces in bloom, fountains and statues representing rivers, winds and seasons.
If you climb the steps of the Teatro Massimo, it will be possible to admire the panorama of Lago Maggiore as though you were on the deck of a sailing ship.

Famous for the extraordinary blooms that make it unique, on Isola Madre expert guides will accompany the young visitors on a tour devoted to knowledge of the incredible botanical varieties from all over the world.
When you immerse yourself in this luxuriant nature, it will be clear why Gustave Flaubert defined it as an earthly paradise. Not to be missed in the sixteenth-century Palazzo with the precious reconstruction of period rooms is the extraordinary collection of puppet theatres and 17th-century marionettes. Unique locations that have fascinated visitors of every age, from Napoleon to Charles Albert of Savoy, from Flaubert to Oscar Wilde.

 

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Simbolo di magia, saggezza e purezza, ma anche di onore e devozione, l’unicorno è senza dubbio tra le creature leggendarie più affascinanti.
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Questa figura mitologica è uno dei simboli della famiglia Borromeo: svetta maestoso in cima al Teatro Massimo, ma è presente in moltissimi altri punti di Palazzo e giardino dell'Isola Bella.
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A symbol of magic, wisdom and purity, but also of honor and devotion, the unicorn is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating legendary creatures.
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This mythological figure is one of the icons of the Borromeo family: it stands majestically above the Teatro Massimo, but it is also present in many other spots around the palace and the garden of Isola Bella.
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