THE HOST CITY: VERBANIA
Verbania, capital of the province of Verbano Cusio Ossola since 1992, was officially founded in 1939 by the unification of the existing cities of Intra and Pallanza and their hamlets, and consists of different places, the lake and the hills that offer opportunities for different routes.
"Verbania, a garden on Lake Maggiore" is the motto with which the city, a natural terrace with a view on the Borromean Gulf, presents itself to visitors. Gardens and parks, are the main tourist attraction of the region, an ideal destination for those looking for a relaxing holiday with the beauty and harmony of the landscape.
Its territory extends over the hills that climb gently towards the Alps. The mild climate, the possibility of direct contact with nature, through trips around the lake, gardens and houses seen on walks, and many examples of museum of sacred art, make the city and ideal area for a pleasant stay.
Verbania is an enchanting place that offers walks along the shores of Intra and Pallanza , visit to Villa Taranto and Isola Bella.
What to visit in Verbania
Nature is interesting, ideal for those who love the lake, the mountains and forests. It is possible to go trekking, walking and cycling. There are many campsites, and well-equipped facilities; there is a youth hostel, and many luxury and very expensive hotels, especially in Stresa village. To see in Verbania and its sorroundings:
- Borromean Islands
- Madonna di Campagna Church
- Villa Taranto and Its Gardens
- House of the Resistance
- Landscape Museum
- Lake Maggiore
- Adventure Park
- San Bernardino Verbano
- Madonna del Sangue Sanctuary, Re, Vigezzo Valley
- Ancient Quarry of Ornavasso
- Church of the Good Remedy, Monterosso
- Orta Lake
- Vogogna and the Visconteo castle