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About Verbania

Verbania (Italian: (listen), Lombard: , Piedmontese: ) is the most populous municipality (comune) and the capital of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy . It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore, about 91 km (57 miles) north-west of Milan and about 40 km (25 miles) from Locarno in Switzerland. It had a population of 30,827 as of January 1, 2017.


It overlooks the city of Stresa at a direct distance of 3.7 km (2 miles) across Lake Maggiore and 16 km (10 miles) by road. The present Verbania was created by the merger of 1939 of the cities of Intra, Pallanza and Suna and other hamlets. Since 1992 it has been the capital of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola. A small islet located a stone's throw from the shores of the Pallanza hamlet and separated by a narrow body of water just 10 or 15 meters wide, known as Isolino di San Giovanni, is famous for being the home of Arturo Toscanini between the years of 1927 and from 1952.

Verbania is made up of the following locations: Antoliva, Bieno, Biganzolo, Cavandone, Fondotoce, Intra, Pallanza, Possaccio, Suna, Torchiedo, Trobaso and Zoverallo.


The climate is temperate, humid, with hot summers and continental influences in the hinterland and in the highest areas. The area is characterized by cold winters and hot summers.


Main attractions

Botanical Gardens Villa Taranto is an estate with refined botanical gardens.


The Verbania-Pallanza railway station, inaugurated in 1905, is part of the Milan - Domodossola railway. It is located in the Fondotoce district, between Lake Mergozzo and the Toce river, just upstream of where the Toce river flows into Lake Maggiore.

Also a bus connecting Verbania to the Fondotoce railway station.

International relations

Twin cities - sister cities

Verbania is twinned with the following cities and towns:

Bourg-de-Péage, France

Crikvenica, Croatia

East Grinstead, United Kingdom

Mindelheim, Germany

Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain

Schwaz, Austria

Piatra Neamţ, Romania

Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA

Notable people

Samuele Beretta (born in 1990), footballer

Beniamino Bonomi (born in 1968), canoeist

Emanuela Brizio (1968), mountain runner

Luigi Cadorna (1850–1928), field marshal of Italy during the First World War

Raffaele Cadorna, Jr. (1889–1973), general

Emma Morano (1899–2017), former oldest living person in the world from 12 May 2016 until her death on 15 April 2017

Angelo Pagotto (born in 1973), footballer

Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866), mathematician

See also

S.S. Verbania Calcio

István Türr # Pallanza Dignitary

Source: Wikipedia
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