The ancient village of Cannobio is a jewel nestled between mountains and Lake Maggiore. Located on the western shore, near Switzerland, Cannobio is the ideal place to live. Here art and nature take visitors on a wonderful journey.
The climate is characterized by mild winters and hot and windy. Rich and varied vegetation, with spring blossoms of mimosa trees, rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.
Cannobio, which is the first town that tourists meet coming from Northern-Europe, has preserved most of its natural and historical architecture.
Today Cannobio is one of the most beautiful places on Lake Maggiore, with a stunning beach where one can spend hot summer days and green woods where one can take long walks in the unspoilt nature.
On the lake you can practice many sports and thanks to the breeze blowing throughout the day, Cannobio is a real paradise for sailing sports.
Cannobio is on two levels: the Village is on the upper level, with narrow streets and stairways. In the old village there are ancient manor houses and the Sanctuary of the “Santissima Pietà”.
The promenade runs along the lower level. Here we find the “Old Harbour”, where the typical Sunday Market takes place, and where we can find the Lido, a fantastic destination for swimming.
Its clear water has won the prestigious “Blue Flag”. The Lido is also the starting point of the cycle track which runs along the stream Cannobino. The cycle path goes to the Orrido of St Anna, a characteristic place where nature has created a particularly impressive landscape.
Surely sports and outdoor excursions stimulate appetite and so, after having fed the spirit, let’s feed the body! In restaurants and characteristic “trattorie” of Cannobio you can enjoy traditional specialties of fish from lake.
The market in Cannobio is one of the most typical of Verbano. Taking place every Sunday on the beautiful lakeside promenade, one of the most picturesque markets with over 290 stalls.
A wonderful opportunity to buy fruit, vegetables, crafts, food and just about anything!!!