I didn’t waste much time, once that I woke up, on my second day in Gallarate. I had a quick breakfast, and then began to explore, wanting to discover more of what this city had to offer! The Chiesa di San Francesco is one of the newer churches in the area, dating back only to 1906.The church is located in Piazza Risorgimento, which also functions as a sort of traffic circle.In Piazza Garibaldi, you will find the monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi.I almost wish that I had an account with the Banca Popolare di Novara, simply because the Palazzo, in which the bank is housed, looked beautiful, and the central courtyard, with an old well, was charming, to say the least!My first stop was to be the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, which is the principal church of the city. The church was built on the site of two earlier churches. The bell tower, or campanile, is from the second of the earlier churches, as it dates from 1454. The Basilica, as we see it today, dates from 1856.I didn’t spend much time inside of the Basilica, as the renovation work and scaffolding made exploring it a bit difficult. A plaque commemorates the site of the old Feudal Court, and the House of the Fajetto.The Biblioteca Civica Luigi Majno is the main library of the city.
Next up: A visit to Museo Maga, and more from Gallarate!
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