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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.

Varese
Comune
Città di Varese
Palazzo Estense, toun haw o Varese
Palazzo Estense, toun haw o Varese
Map of comune of Varese (province of Varese, region Lombardy, Italy).svg
Varese is locatit 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
Govrenment
 • Mayor Attilio Fontana (LN)
Aurie
 • Total 54 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation 382 m (1,253 ft)
Population (1 Januar 2012)
 • Tot 79,405
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Varesini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21100
Dialin code 0332
Patron saunt San Vittore
Saunt day May 8
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

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

GeografieEedit

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.

DemographicsEedit

Varese, lik 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).

HistoryEedit

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.

TransportEedit

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, thare 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 gae 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 thay micht be feenished bi 2013.[2]

Main sichtsEedit

The toun is maist famous for the Sacro Monte di Varese ('the saucrit muntain o 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.

EconomyEedit

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.

EducationEedit

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 festivalsEedit

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

SportEedit

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Varese is twinned wi:

ReferencesEedit

  1. [1][deid airtin]
  2. "Pedemontana: siglato il contratto per il progetto definitivo | Bergamonews - Quotidiano online di Bergamo e Provincia" (in (in Italian)). Bergamonews.it. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 

Freemit airtinsEedit