Argegno

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Argegno is a small village situated on an inlet in the lake, and is built alongside the River Telo. A popular cable car excursion, one of the steepest in Europe, can transport people up to the nearby village of Pigra. A newly opened beach or "lido" is also a popular destination on hot summer days. Argegno is of Roman origin, and is named after the Roman consul Publio Cesio Archigene. With the fall of Rome and the subsequent geopolitical instability in Italy a series of fortifications were constructed in the medieval period, including the arched bridge which still stands. The largest structure in the village is the Sanctuary of Sant'Anna, which was constructed in the seventeenth centuries, and contains stucco work from later centuries.