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Cannobio and surroundings

Cannobio, situated on Lake Maggiore (the lake is 65 km long, 3-4.5 km wide and 372 m deep), in the province of Verbania, Piemont. Only 4 km from the border to Switzerland, between Verbania and Locarno (Switzerland). 

Situated on the west coast, before the entrance of the Cannobina Valley. Cannobio is a medieval village, at 214 m of altitude, with 6´000 inhabitants. Surrounded by a lot of small villages situated on the hills around.

The tourist will spend his holidays, here in a typical Italian village, with old churches, village piazzas and a nice new promenade along the lakeside, with restaurants, and coffee shops. Picturesque old lanes and statues of people of the history.
Nice climate, fresh air, beaches, and a lot of paths for excursions in the mountains nearby, boat tours on the lake - all that is offered in Cannobio !

On Sundays there is a big market in Cannobio, along the lakeside - a big attraction with a wide selection of food and non-food. During all year round Cannobio offers some typical village feasts and dance nights, nearly all during high season. A way to meet people of the village and other tourists.

In the surrounding mountains you can see houses here and there, towards the Cannobina Valley, a Valley with impressive views, above Cannobio. 

Oaks, beech, fir trees, larch, but also palms, rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, mimosas and a lot more are the plants and trees that you will find in Cannobio - a paradise in bloom during Spring time !

  • Tennis
  • Minigolf
  • Football Stadium
  • Sports field
  • Beach-Volley
  • Community children's playground
  • Public beach
  • Bicycle and pedestrian path along the river
  • Harbour of Cannobio
  • Boats- Catamarans and surfboards for rental
  • Fitness
  • Video-Games

Many events all year around - more during summer months. Visit the website of the comune www.cannobio.net 

Excursions possible in the entire region around Cannobio. A lot in the Cannobina Valley and in the near Swiss Valleys in Ticino. 

Some links for excursions:
www.ticinosentieri.ch Ticino Excursion paths (Swiss side)
www.trek-montagna.ch Trekking (Swiss side)

Cannobio 40 years ago
The piazza / lake promenade of Cannobio
Points of interest
  • Orrido of S. Anna (at the entrance of the Cannobina Valley)
  • Palazzo della Ragione (1291)
  • Big Sunday market (8-2 p.m.)
  • Renaissance Church Sanctuary of Pietà with a high altar of Gaudenzo Ferrari (1525)
  • Traffiume (small village)
  • Fonte Carlina (mineral water fountain)
  • Church of S. Anna at the Orrido XV-XVII
  • Church of S. Agata XV-XVIII