Varese

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Varese
Comune
Città di Varese
Palazzo Estense, toun haw o Varese
Varese is located in Italy
Varese
Varese
Location o Varese in Italy
Coordinates: 45°49′N 08°50′E / 45.817°N 8.833°E / 45.817; 8.833
Kintra Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Varese (VA)
Frazioni Avigno, Belforte, Biumo Inferiore, Biumo Superiore, Bizzozero, Bobbiate, Bosto, Bregazzana, Bustecche, Calcinate degli Orrigoni, Calcinate del Pesce, Campo dei Fiori, Capolago, Cartabbia, Casa Bassa, Casbeno, Cascina Gualtino, Cascina Mentasti, Caverzasio, Fogliaro, Gaggio, Giubiano, Lissago, Masnago, Mirasole, Mustonate, Oronco, Prima Cappella, Rasa di Varese, San Fermo, Sangallo, Santa Maria del Monte, Sant'Ambrogio, Schiranna, Ungheria, Velate
Government
 • Mayor Attilio Fontana (LN)
Area
 • Total 54 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation 382 m (1,253 ft)
Population (1 Januar 2012)
 • Total 79,405
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Demonym Varesini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21100
Diallin code 0332
Patron saunt San Vittore
Saunt day May 8
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Varese (Italian: [vaˈreːze] ( listen), Latin Baretium, archaic German: Väris, Varès in Varesino) is a toun an comune in north-wastren Lombardy, northren Italy, 55 kilometres (34 miles) north o Milan.

It is the caipital o the Province o Varese. The hinterland or urban pairt o the ceety is cried Varesotto.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun o Varese lees at the feet o Sacro Monte di Varese, pairt o the Campo dei Fiori muntain range. The toun looks ower Loch Varese an aw.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Varese, like the province, haes a vera heich immigrant population awin tae baith its economy (mony multi-naitional companies an the nearbi EU institution JRC) an its location (proximity tae Milan maks it an ideal place for the latter ceety's wirkers).

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1859, Giuseppe Garibaldi confrontit Austrian forces led bi Field Marshal-Lieutenant Carl Baron Urban near Varese. An aw, it wis here whaur Alessandro Marchetti's Savoia-Marchetti SM.93 made his first test flichts.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun is servit bi baith the state-run Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) an Ferrovie Nord Milano (TRENORD), baith o which run heich-frequency train services tae Milan. In addition, there is a project unner wey tae connect Varese wi Malpensa Airport; this line wad then continue past Varese tae Mendrisio an Lugano in Swisserland. Construction o the Varese-Mendrisio section (17.7 kilometers (11.0 mi) lang) is expectit tae begin in 2009.[1]

The toun haes baith an extensive ceety bus netwirk an provincial bus services. The A8 motorwey connects Varese wi Milan. This motorwey wis pairt o the first toll road seestem in the warld. The Italian govrenment gave permission in 2008 tae stairt wirks on the lang awaitit Varese-Como-Bergamo motorwey, which wad include a bypass o the toun o Varese an aw. Wirks are tae stairt in 2010, an they micht be feenished bi 2013.[2]

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun is maist famous for the Sacro Monte di Varese ('the sacred muntain of Varese'), a place o pilgrimage an wirship. It is ane o the Sacri Monti o Piemont an Lombardy, includit on the UNESCO Warld Heritage leet.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The economy o Varese is mainly based on industrie an, tae a lesser extent, specialisit agriculturesome famous Varese-based firms are:

an mony mair as it is ane o the maist industrialisit as in Northren Italy.

Varese is close tae the Malpensa Internaitional Airport, which serves the internaitional traffec o Milan.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Varese is hame tae a European School, the European School, Varese, which wis established in 1960 for the childer o European Union staff, who wirk mainly at ane o the three institutes o the Joint Research Centre in nearbi Ispra.

It is ane o the twa steids o the Varsity o Insubria.

Muisic festivals[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Open Jazz Varese [2]
  • Ghost Day Festival [3]

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Varese is kent for the Pallacanestro Varese which played, in the 1970s, 10 European Champions Cup feenals in a row an wan 5 o thaim.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Varese is twinned wi:

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