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Sesto Calende: photo description (Sesto Calende)

Sesto Calende is a small town located on the southernmost tip of lake Maggiore, where the Ticino river directs its run towards the river. One of the main attractions of the town is the Abbey of San Donato, built in the 9th and 10th centuries, which houses a painting by Bernardino Zenale the beginning of the 16th century.

Another interesting place Sesto Calende is a City Museum where you can discover the history of the many peoples that inhabited these places for millennia. Especially interesting artifacts that belonged to people of prehistoric times.

In the section of natural history, exhibited a rich collection of fossil shells of the Pliocene, which were found in the town of Kelo. They are proof that millions of years ago the territory of modern Sesto Calende was covered by the sea.

The archaeological section focuses on the collection of artifacts related to the culture of Golasecca, which flourished in the valley of the Sesia river between the 9th and 5th centuries BC Due to its geographical location, its representatives was a kind of trading intermediaries between Etruscans and the Celtic tribes. Findings in two settlements - Kashin Test and Briccola - include cromlechs, burial, funeral different things to the beginning of the 8th century BC and a huge amount of pottery of the mid-5th century BC a Special scientific value has tips tomb, dated to 800-750-m BC, which belonged to the woman, - on this point the jewelry and personal hygiene items. Also in the Museum you can get acquainted with the legacy of the Romans, the Lombards and the middle ages.