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Lake Maggiore

Lago Maggiore stretches over a length of 66 km between the Italian and Swiss territories, from the Po valley to the Alpine peaks of The Ossola.
The second Italian lake basin in size terms, Lago Maggiore – also called Verbano – is of glacial origin and collects waters from the rivers Toce and Ticino; it is situated at an altitude of 194 metres above sea level, reaching a depth of 380 metres at Cannero Riviera.

 

If you have a heart and a shirt, sell your shirt and go to see the shores of Lago Maggiore.

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With the Alps framing it and the picturesque towns overlooking its banks, the beauty of Lago Maggiore is enhanced by the pearl of the Golfo Borromeo.
The territories of Verbano, which have long been a source of inspiration for scholars, artists, musicians and writers from all over Europe, became a destination of their Grand Tours in the 19th century, and are still recognised today as a destination for élite tourism.

There are many well-known localities that give colour to its coasts.

Stresa Stresa

Stresa

A key stage of the Grand Tour with the Borromean Islands

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Baveno Baveno

Baveno

At one time an important spa centre, today it is a resort location on the Golfo Borromeo

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Arona Arona

Arona

A lively commercial centre, Saint Charles Borromeo was born here. The “San Carlone”, the spectacular copper and bronze statue that inspired the Statue of Liberty in New York, was built in memory of the great man

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Angera Angera

Angera

Possessing picturesque charm and a thousand-year history, the town is famous for its medieval fortification, the Rocca di Angera

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Cannero Riviera Cannero Riviera

Cannero Riviera

On the delta of the Torrente Cannero, off the town’s shoreline are the fairytale castles that emerge from the lake

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Stresa

A key stage of the Grand Tour with the Borromean Islands

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Discovering the lake in a cruise

There is different and romantic way of experiencing Lago Maggiore. In a cruise, the waters of the Golfo Borromeo provide original perspectives and unforgettable views. For a visit you can choose between boat and private motorboat. La Navigazione dei Laghi and private firms offer routes linking up the main localities of Verbano that connect Italy to Switzerland.

The Lago Maggiore Express offers the possibility of a complete trip amid the wonders of The Ossola and Switzerland. You set out by train from one of the towns of the lake, reaching Locarno, to then continue by boat and enjoy a trip amid suspension bridges, valleys, gardens on the water and islands that seem like paintings.

Useful Links

Distretto dei laghi
www.distrettolaghi.it

Navigazione Lago Maggiore
www.navigazionelaghi.it

CCIAA del Verbano Cusio Ossola
www.illagomaggiore.it

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Tra dame e giovani uomini, la Galleria Berthier ospita anche ritratti di personaggi illustri.
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Le rughe del volto e lo sguardo fiero, quasi di sfida, ci danno informazioni sul suo carattere.
Il compasso che tiene in mano invece, ci fornisce un indizio sulla sua professione: è l’architetto Domenico Fontana, che operò a Roma e Napoli in tardo Rinascimento per Papa Sisto V.
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La rappresentazione è sobria e icastica, con un approccio schietto, che non lascia dubbi sulla sua origine.
Guardate nelle stories per scoprire di più sulla storia di questo dipinto.
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Pittore attivo in Italia centrale
Ritratto dell’architetto Domenico Fontana
Circa 1590-1600
Galleria Berthier, Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella
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Between ladies and young men, the Galleria Berthier also houses portraits of famous people.
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The wrinkles of the face and the proud, almost defiant gaze give us information about his character.
The compass he holds in his hand, meanwhile, gives us a clue about his profession. It is the architect Domenico Fontana, who worked in Rome and Naples in the late Renaissance for Pope Sixtus V.
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The representation is sober and icastic, with a straightforward approach, which leaves no doubt about its origin.
Take a look in our stories to find out more about the history of this painting.
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Painter active in central Italy
Portrait of the architect Domenico Fontana
About 1590-1600
Galleria Berthier, Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella

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Fa bene al cuore, abbassa la pressione, rende più felici e migliora le capacità relazionali. E c’è di più: è anche un ottimo anti-age.
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Il nome di questa magia è tanto semplice quanto facile da reperire: si chiama gentilezza.
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Oggi è la sua giornata!
E come diceva Seneca: «Ovunque ci sia un essere umano, vi è la possibilità per una gentilezza».
Noi la celebriamo con il giallo brillante del gelsomino, il fiore che simboleggia questo atto di sensibilità.
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Nelle Stories vi spieghiamo come un singolo atto di gentilezza possa cambiare le vostre giornate.
Buona Giornata Mondiale della Gentilezza!
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It's good for the heart, lowers blood pressure, makes you happier and improves interpersonal skills. And there's more: it is also an excellent anti-aging agent.
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The name of this spell is as simple as it is accessible: it's called kindness.
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Today is its day!
And as Seneca said: "Wherever there is a human being, there is the possibility for kindness."
We celebrate it with the bright yellow of jasmine, the flower that symbolizes this act of sensitivity.
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In our stories we explain how a single act of kindness can change your day.
Happy World Kindness Day!

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Anche se dovrebbero essere celebrati tutto l’anno, il 2 ottobre è la festa dei nonni! 
Una giornata istituita per sottolineare l'importanza del loro ruolo nelle famiglie e nella società in generale.
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Oggi Terre Borromeo festeggia tutti i nonni e ricorda i propri antenati che per più di 400 anni hanno conservato la bellezza di questi luoghi.
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Voi per che cosa siete grati ai vostri nonni? Scrivetecelo nei commenti. 
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Although they should be celebrated all year round, October 2nd is Grandparents' Day!
A day set up to emphasize the importance of their role in families and in society in general.
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Today Terre Borromeo celebrates all grandparents and remembers their ancestors who have preserved the beauty of these places for more than 400 years.
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What are you grateful to your grandparents for? Let us know in the comments.

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C’è un fiore che accoglie l’arrivo della stagione autunnale con lo scintillio di una stella.
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Il suo nome deriva dal greco antico “aster”. Venne chiamato così perché ricorda proprio una stella: in alcuni momenti assume una colorazione blu, altri bianca o addirittura rosa. Al centro porta il colore dell’oro e all’esterno può essere più scura.
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Giovane aster, porta la tua ventata di colore “settembrina” sul lago Maggiore!
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There is a flower that welcomes the arrival of the autumn season with the sparkle of a star.
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Its name derives from the ancient Greek "aster". It was called this because it resembles a star. In some moments it takes on a blue color, others white or even pink. In the center it bears the color of gold and on the outside it can be darker.
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Young aster, bring your "September" breath of color to Lake Maggiore!

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