On the left, near the Bridge of Oleggio, you can see the Paladella of the Spaniards that indicates their conquest of the Naviglio Grande.This is the point where the waters of the Ticino are diverted to feed the Canal Grande. When you have reached the Ponte Oleggio you then cross the road and continue north along the Ticino River.At this point we highly recommend that you take a detour to the Park Center “Ex Dogana Austro Ungarica” in Tornavento, where you can take a break. In order to arrive to this destination, you must turn right after the Bridge of Oleggio and then turn left onto the towpath of the Industrial Canal. After travelling a short distance you then come across an unexpected rise in the height of a small resting area along the Industrial Canal, later turning right in the direction of Via Gaggio and Port Road. The road is unpaved and the climb is steep, but when you come up to the Villoresi Canal you can enjoy one of the most beautiful vantage points that the entire park has to offer. The blue river runs through the green forests capturing the crown of the Alps, gathered from Monviso and beyond the Sempione area. The structure of the Park Center Dogana is located a few meters from the Historic building. It is also a major communication point for the Park, with the selling of typical products branded ‘Parco Ticino’. As well as being home to some offices, the Park is also open to visitors, on Saturday and Sunday with its exhibitions, its events and its‘themed tastings’. Found in a building on the right of the parking lot is the store with the local products of Ticino Park. Here many traditional foods of Ticino Valley are found. From the Park Center you are then able to take Gaggio Road, which is connected to the town of Lonate Pozzolo. For many years this was formed as one of the most important streets that connected the areas of Pianalto and Ticino Valley. The area that remained after the heavy operations for Malpensa 2000 is characterized by the presence of the last stretches of moorland living in the area and in the entire park. Before heading to your next destination, we suggest a stop at the Belvedere of the square of Tornavento where you will enjoy another beautiful landscape.
In order to arrive back to the original path we must retrace back to the path that leads to the towpath of the Industrial Canal, leading back to Bridge Oleggio. Once you have reached the Bridge you must then take the dirt road, running along the river. You later take the road that leads to the towpath of the Industrial Canal and turn left in the northerly direction, heading towards Castelnovate. This location illustrates the presence of an ancient castle, of which only the ruins remain today. You continue on the trail of the towpath leading towards the Frazionedella Maddalena in Somma Lombardo. When you have reached the first bridge that crosses the canal and at the end of the forest you take the dirt road to the left that leads to the Farmstead Belvedere and finally arriving on the paved roads of Somma Lombardo.