A true masterpiece of hydraulic engineering, Panperduto is an area of great interest for ecology, tourism, sport and food.
It is situated in Somma Lombardo, on the banks of the Ticino River along the E1 European corridor, immersed in an enchanting landscape close to Milan and a few kilometres away from Lake Maggiore.
Panperduto aims to connect every tourist with the wealth of history and culture in the surrounding landscape.
In 2015 the restoration work on the gate keeper residence was completed. It is a historical building erected in 1884; its present function is to offer accommodation to tourists visiting the river, both on foot and by bicycle.
Panperduto offers rooms to rent, a museum, a cafeteria, a shop with local delicatessen products, sport events, nature walks and boat trips.
Panperduto is a meeting point: its tourist office offers all the information necessary to discover and enjoy the area. Here tourists can consult or buy literature such as brochures, maps for walking and cycling, guidebooks and souvenirs. It’s possible to hire bicycles, to book a room for your stay, and take a guided tour to discover this amazing work of hydraulic engineering. You will be able to visit the museum, the Water Gardens, the migratory route followed by fish to return to the river, and to cycle or walk along the pathways of the beautiful Parco del Ticino.