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Golasecca

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This locality of the province of Varese is found in the heart of a vast archaeological area and it has given its name to the "Golasecca" civilization. In ancient times, it was located in the pre-alpine eastern Piedmontese and western Lombard region. Near b>"Golasecca", they succeeded in excavating ferrous material from the mines of Intrasca Valley, which was then processed and taken to market on the plains. The civilisation flourished in the first Iron Age (IX-V century) and its history can be distinguished by three different periods: "Golasecca" I, II and III. The testimonies of this past can be found even today. On the left side of the town hall, you can admire three ancient lithic vases, which came from different tombs of the VI-IV centuries BC, while on the first floor of the buildings there are numerous records, among them three large clay cinerary urns of "Golasecca" I and II. Outside the village, at the hill of Monsorino, a circular boundary made of big stones (cromlech) has been discovered, though to be a sacred area of the Iron Age. Among the area's cultural heritage, we can highlight the Church of San Michele, that preserves Romanesque elements and various overlapping layers of frescoes, from the XIV to the XVII century.

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City: Golasecca

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