The 10 Best Things to Do in Novara, Italy

October 6, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

Novara [noˈvaːra]  listen (help·info) (Nuàra in the local Lombard dialect) is the capital city of the province of Novara in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy, to the west of Milan. With 104 284 inhabitants (1-1-2017), it is the second most populous city in Piedmont after Turin. It is an important crossroads for commercial traffic along the routes from Milan to Turin and from Genoa to Switzerland. Novara lies between the rivers Agogna and Terdoppio in northeastern Piedmont, 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Milan and 95 kilometres (59 mi) from Turin.
Restaurants in Novara

1. Basilica di San Gaudenzio

Via Carlo Bescape' 11, 28100, Novara, Italy +39 321 620632
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 347 reviews

Basilica di San Gaudenzio

Reviewed By lisanewyork42 - New York City, New York

Our friend explained that the actual statue of the patron Saint Gaudenzio of Novara is only viewable in January during the celebration of his onomastico. Some impressive architecture. Enormous statue of the Saviour that is inexplicably large and imposing until you find it was atop the tower originally. The dimensions then make sense.

2. Il Broletto

Via Fratelli Rosselli 20, 28100, Novara, Italy +39 0321 370 2770
Excellent
37%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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4 based on 176 reviews

Il Broletto

Reviewed By dmittleman - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Il Broletto is a lovely courtyard. There is no doubt about that. But it's just a courtyard. And there are far nicer courtyards throughout Italy. Take a look. Better yet, have a coffee at the small cafe at the side of the courtyard. It's delicious.

3. Museo di Storia Naturale Faraggiana Ferrandi

Via Gaudenzio Ferrari 13, 28100, Novara, Italy +39 0321 370 2755
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Museo di Storia Naturale Faraggiana Ferrandi

Reviewed By lisanewyork42 - New York City, New York

Even more charming when you find out that most of the collection is donated by a family for students to be able to see animals they normally wouldn't.

4. Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

Via Fratelli Rosselli, Novara, Italy
Excellent
36%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

Duomo di Novara

Reviewed By dmittleman - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

This Cathedral sits right on the oddly shaped main square of Novara. The colonnades on the outside are quite lovely and the facade makes for a harmonious whole. The interior has interesting tombs, altar, etc. You won't go running home extolling it's virtues, but it is a lovely place to visit.

5. Galleria d'Arte Moderna Giannoni

Via Fratelli Rosselli 20, 28100, Novara, Italy +39 0321 623021
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Galleria d'Arte Moderna Giannoni

Reviewed By digioma1 - Monza, Italy

Siamo arrivati presso questo museo, ospitato nell’importante complesso del Broletto, per visitare questa prestigiosa collezione composta da centinaia di dipinti ed opere di artisti italiani di fama internazionale. Una raccolta iniziata nel primo decennio del ‘900 e che nel corso degli anni Venti si arricchisce anche di opere di formato significativo spaziando dall’Ottocento tardo romantico, al primo Novecento intimista e rassicurante. Abbiamo potuto apprezzare opere provenienti, praticamente, da ogni regione d’Italia ; dal piemontese Antonio Fontanesi ai lombardi Eugenio Gignous, Pompeo Mariani e Achille Formis , proseguendo con i veneti Guglielmo Ciardi ed Ettore Tito, poi ai toscani Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Telemaco Signorini,sino ai napoletani Filippo e Giuseppe Palizzi per concludere con il grande artista di Barletta Giuseppe De Nittis. Decisamente una collezione, iniziata in chiave localistica o lombarda ma che ora rappresenta una realtà museale di interesse nazionale. Assolutamente da non mancare !

6. Museo diocesano della Canonica del Duomo di Novara

Vicolo Canonica 9, 28100, Novara, Italy
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Museo diocesano della Canonica del Duomo di Novara

Reviewed By digioma1 - Monza, Italy

Dopo la visita del Duomo ci siamo recati in questo museo ospitato in alcuni locali appositamente recuperati e predisposti del chiostro della Canonica. Sono suddivisi in due sezioni distinte (Lapidario e museo del Tesoro della Cattedrale) ma facenti parte del medesimo percorso di visita . Il percorso di visita si snoda attraverso undici sale, che ospitano le collezioni del Tesoro, e il piano superiore dell’ala nord del chiostro, contenente la raccolta del Lapidario. Per motivi temporali non abbiamo potuto visitare tutte le collezioni presenti nelle undici sale , ma quanto visto ci ha dato un’ampia idea della ricchezza artistica presente in questo territorio. Vista la relativa vicinanza a Milano è un buon motivo per ritornare.

7. Parco Allea San Luca

Via Brera | Accessible from Largo Bellini, Piazza Martiri, Via Cellini, 28100, Novara, Italy
Excellent
29%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Parco Allea San Luca

Reviewed By Hrvoje Z - Zagreb, Croatia

We are with a small kid and looking for a place where we could relax and kid to play we found Parco dei Bambini. It is a paradise for children and nature lovers. For children there is an amusement park that has very good content and a multitude of different devices to play. We loved it.

8. Stadio Silvio Piola

Viale Luciano Marmo 8, 28100, Novara, Italy +39 0321 55501
Excellent
43%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Stadio Silvio Piola

Reviewed By Francesco O - Oleggio, Italy

Da qualche anno, grazie alla squadra del Novara che è arrivata fino in serie A, si è ridato splendore ad uno stadio storico e molto legato alla città. Simbolo dello sport di novara e ricordo di un suo grande calciatore, un ritorno d'immagine che meritava da anni

9. Casa Bossi

Via Pier Lombardo, 28100, Novara, Italy
Excellent
37%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
11%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Casa Bossi

Reviewed By bunni47 - Novara, Italy

One of the best examples of neoclassical house in northern Italy and definitely the most charming place to visit in Novara by my point of view. Mostly ruined and uninhabited it's a charming ancient house full of atmosphere. It was designed by renowned 1800s architect Alessandro Antonelli. Not yet included in an heritage conservation program and not always open to visitors, it often hosts Concerts, expositions and cultural activities. Best get informed in advance. Strongly recommend it.

10. Legart

Via Carlo Negroni 4 | Palazzo Gautieri, 28100, Novara, Italy +39 0321 230915
Excellent
82%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
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5 based on 16 reviews

Legart

Reviewed By Jessica T

Eccellente galleria d'arte moderna, piccola ma curatissima. La proprietaria è molto preparata, appassionata e anche simpatica.

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