Porto Valtravaglia

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Porto Valtravaglia
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Porto Valtravaglia (Italy)
Porto Valtravaglia
Country Italy
region Lombardy
province Varese  (VA)
Local name Pòrt Valtravaia / Pòrt Travàia
Coordinates 45 ° 58 '  N , 8 ° 41'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 57 '40 "  N , 8 ° 40' 59"  E
height 199  m slm
surface 15 km²
Residents 2,330 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 155 inhabitants / km²
Factions Ligurno, Muceno, Musadino, San Michele, C.na Profarè, C.na Bassa, Monte Pian Nave, Monte della Colonna, Monte Ganna, Domo, Torre, Casa Piano Croce
Post Code 21010
prefix 0332
ISTAT number 012114
Popular name portovaltravagliesi
Patron saint Assumption of the Virgin Mary ( August 15 )
Website Porto Valtravaglia
View of Porto Valtravaglia
View of Porto Valtravaglia
Porto Valtravaglia municipality in the province of Varese
railway station

Porto Valtravaglia is a municipality in the province of Varese in the Lombardy region .


Porto Valtravaglia is located on the east bank of Lake Maggiore , between Luino and Laveno and covers an area of ​​around 15 km². The fractions Ligurno, Muceno, Musadino, San Michele, Cascina Profarè, Cascina Bassa, Monte Pian Nave, Monte della Colonna, Monte Ganna, Domo, Torre and Casa Piano Croce belong to Porto Valtravaglia. The neighboring communities are Brezzo di Bedero , Brissago-Valtravaglia , Casalzuigno , Castelveccana , Duno , Ghiffa (VB) and Oggebbio (VB)

Porto Valtravaglia is less touristically important than other places in the Maggiore area. The place has a port that calls at three times a day in regular service . In the past, Porto Valtravaglia was economically important because of the glass industry located here .


A human presence in Valtravaglia (between Porto and Caldè) is documented as early as the Iron Age . The Romans crossed the Valtravaglia before Emperor Augustus , later the imperial militias also came here.


Population development
year 1751 1805 1809 1853 1871 1881 1901 1921 1951 1971 1991 2001 2011 2018
Residents 343 445 * 2100 608 1762 1789 1838 1994 2041 2449 2409 2387 2348 2354
  • 1809 Merger with Castello , Musadino and Veccana


Porto Valtravaglia waterfront
Oratory of San Michele al Monte
  • Romanesque parish church of Santa Maria Assunta
  • Oratory of San Rocco
  • Santo Stefano Church
  • Romanesque church of San Giorgio in the district of Muceno
  • Baptistery of San Giovanni from the Carolingian period in the district of Domo
  • Oratory of San Michele on Alpe San Michele with frescoes (15th - 16th centuries), San Giacomo and Madonna del latte ei Santi Antonio abate e Bernardo (1517) by the painter Guglielmo da Montegrino Valtravaglia
  • Waterfront
  • In addition, the place has many hiking opportunities in its hilly surroundings.
  • In the center of the village is the Parco Hermitage residential and holiday complex, in which many German and Swiss citizens also have an apartment or a holiday home.



Web links

Commons : Porto Valtravaglia  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. ^ Church of Santa Maria Assunta on lagomaggiore.net, accessed July 30, 2015.
  3. [dintorni / 10 / The Church of Santo Stefano]
  4. [dintorni / 10 / The Romanesque Church of San Giorgio]
  5. The religious complex in the Domo district (Italian) on lombardiabeniculturali.it, accessed July 30, 2015.
  6. The Oratorio San Michele (Italian) on lombardiabeniculturali.it, accessed July 30, 2015.