The farm Cascina del Castello , about halfway between Turin and Milan , is an oasis of quiet and silence a short walk from the city. Nonetheless it will be a wonderful starting point for all of your outings; be it for cultural interests, for wine and food tasting, for sports or even for shopping. Moreover Briona is situated at a short driving distance to the Expo 2015 site in Rho.
- Sport activities
Within 2 km: tennis courts, swimming pool and horseback riding.
Bike tours in surrounding areas as well as along water canals.
Kayak, rafting, hydrospeed and canyioning in Valsesia.
Golf lovers will find three golf courses within 30 km (Novara, Castelconturbia , Bogogno).
- With children
Ride bikes and plenty of space for outdoor play.
Zoo safari www.safaripark.it
Torbiera animal park www.latorbiera.it
Horse riding (Proh ranch club).
Flight's museum www.volandia.it
- Cultural tourism
30 minutes away from the Orta lake, with San Giulio Island and from Lake Maggiore with its islands and gardens.
Sacromonte di Varallo is only 45 minutes away.
Turin, just over an hour from Briona, is a city rich of charm with its arcades, its monuments and its historical cafés, culture and with extraordinary museums, such as the Egyptian Museum, the GAM, the Museum of Cinema, the Savoy Gallery... (www.turismotorino.org)
Milan, an hour from Briona, is a lively city and rich in history and culture (www.turismo.milano.it)
- Food and wine tasting
Briona and its immediate surroundings offer excellent produce: wine, honey, Gorgonzola cheese, rice and excellent restaurants we will be only too happy to recommend.
The outlet village is only 15 minutes “Vicolungo the styles outlet”.
Countless outlet of wool and fabrics along the way of the Sesia Valley, for example, the Loro Piana cashmere, and Lanificio Colombo, wool spinning of Grignasco, the weaving of Mongrando, and Agnona. Direct sale of meats (Sillavengo), gorgonzola (Castellazzo Novarese), rice and honey (Briona), wine, organic blueberries in the summer in Briona.