Alto Verbano and Lake Maggiore
Pre-alpine mountains and hills overlooking Lake Maggiore
AN OASIS OF TRANQUILITY AND RELAXATION FOR ITS MANY HOLIDAYMAKERS
A stunning combination of nature and spirit
The territory of Alto Verbano, which goes from the city of Verbania up to the high hills, includes a number of municipalities (or small communes), namely, Arizzano, Vignone, Bée and Premeno (in order of altitude), as well as the heights of Cannobio e Cannero Riviera, with another handful of municipalities: Ghiffa, Gurro, Oggebbio, Trarego Viggiona, Valle Cannobina and the pre-Alpine mountains: steep slopes covered with forests and oases of peace, provide relaxation for its many holidaymakers. Here, you’ll find plenty to do, whether practicing sports and leisure activities, discovering the ancient history of these places inhabited for over three thousand years, or simply marvelling at the breath-taking views: here, nature and spirit come together in a spectacular combination.
The walking tour through the beauty spots and panoramas of the Sacro Monte della S.S. Trinita di Ghiffa Special Nature Reserve is certainly worth a visit, with its baroque monumental complex of Sacro Monte, nominated in 2003 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrating the mystery of the Holy Trinity (S.S. Trinita) in a sanctuary and three chapels.
In the district of Alto Verbano, you can enjoy outdoor winter activities at Pian di Sole, with the ski resort of the same name located a few kilometres above Premeno, a hilly commune overlooking Verbania…at a height of just over a thousand metres.
Tourist attractions nearby: Castles of Cannero, Verbania, Borromean Islands, Villa Taranto
Alto Verbano and
Alto Lake Maggiore
- Average altitude of 214 meters above sea level.
- Province of Verbano Cusio Ossola (Piedmont)
- Ski resort: Pian di Sole
Arizzano, Bee, Cannero Riviera, Cannobio,
Ghiffa, Gurro, Oggebbio, Premeno,
Trarego Viggiona, Valle Cannobina, Vignone