This is what I see from the end of my alley: a still privately owned and perfectly restorated medieval fortified building which rises from the calcareous rock of Angera, opposite Arona.
It witnesses marvellous late 13th Century frescoes of "The Justice Hall" (La Sala di Giustizia" and also hosts the biggest permanent toys and dolls collection in Europe with late 19th Century mechanical automation, still perfectly working.
From the top (Torre Castellana) one can enjoy magnificent panoramic views over the lake.
(This was the last taxi-boat to and from Angera yesterday evening. This morning we have. finally, a perfectly blue sky. Let's hope it will last!)