Arcumeggia is a small village, 570 metres a.s.l. in the municipality of Casalzuigno in the Valcuvia valley, known as “painted village”.
Back in 1956, the Provincial Tourist Office of Varese came up with the brilliant idea of painting a village in a classic and modern syle. They arrage the event “Artists on Holiday”. During this event Italy’s most important contemporary painters decorated the external walls of the houses with frescoes.