The Monsorino, a hilly terrace (250 m a.s.l.) north-west of Monte Galliasco on the left bank of the Ticino in the north of modern Golasecca, is one of the sites of the large Golaseccan necropolis of the early Iron Age, the eponymous site of the Golasecca culture. In the north, separated by the Malvai fosse, the area borders that of Presualdo (today in Sesto Calende), which belongs to the same necropolis. It was used between the late 9th/early 8th century (Golasecca I A 2) and the late 6th/early 5th century BC (Golasecca II B). See De Marinis 2009c for detailed information about the history of finds and excavations, with a map of find spots p. 471, fig. 1.
|De Marinis 2009c
||Raffaele C. de Marinis, "L'area archeologica del Monsorino", in: Raffaele C. de Marinis, Serena Massa, Maddalena Pizzo (eds), Alle origini di Varese e del suo territorio. Le collezioni del sistema archeologico provinciale [= Bibliotheca Archaeologica 44], Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider 2009, 471–482.