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BavenoItaly

Relax and rejuvenate at this lakeside resort’s grand villas and healing thermal springs, wedged between rugged pink-granite mountains and the shining shores of Lake Maggiore.

Baveno is an enchanting town on the western shores of Lake Maggiore. From the early Roman merchants who traded in the 1st-century B.C. settlement to the 19th-century nobles who established their summertime retreats by the shore, Baveno has a long history of hospitality. Explore this pretty town to glimpse its architectural treasures and Eden-like islands.

Get acquainted with Baveno’s elite heritage when you wander the town’s superb lakefront promenade. On the eastern side of the promenade you’ll see the façades of stately waterfront villas topped with vivid terracotta tile roofs. Explore the rambling old-town streets, which twist and turn to reveal pretty parks and grand villas. Check out the castle-like turret of Villa Henfrey-Branca, stroll around the grounds of Villa Fedora and note the Moorish embellishments in the design of Villa Barberis. The 19th-century Villa Durazzo is a mansion also known as the Lido Palace Hotel, which welcomed Sir Winston Churchill on his honeymoon in 1908.

Take a trip through time when you see the enduring 16th-century decorations on Villa Brandolini D’Adda and the frescoes within the Romanesque Church of Saints Gervase and Protaso.

On the western side of the promenade, take in expansive views of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. Get a closer look at these offshore jewels by jumping aboard one of the ferries departing from Baveno Harbor. Isola Madre is renowned for its perfectly manicured botanical gardens, while Isola Bella is encompassed by an exquisite Italianate palace and garden. On Isola Superiore, you’ll find restaurants serving up lake-caught seafood.

Look back toward the pink-granite foothills of Mount Camoscio, which rises behind the town. The top of the mountain is the source of the curative Fonti di Baveno, the spring that feeds thermal baths throughout the region.

Baveno is easily accessible via the regional train line that delivers visitors to the heart of the old town. Alternatively, reach the resort from Milan in less than 90 minutes via the major highway that runs northwest from the city. Stay the night in Baveno’s stunning waterfront villas. Visit Baveno to experience the resort’s remarkable lake views, offshore islands and healing waters.

Top hotels in Baveno

Hotel Romagna
Hotel Romagna
3 out of 5
Via Nazionale del Sempione 21, Baveno, VB

Situated in Baveno, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Villa Henfrey-Branca, Baveno Ferry Terminal and Church of Saints Gervase and Protaso. Carciano ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)

"Great location, with beautiful views of Lake Maggiore. Fantastic breakfast and dining room has views of the lake. If you are wanting a taxi into Stresa, it can be difficult to get one back to the hotel if it is beyond 10 pm. Always pre-arrange a taxi for your return trip. The train line is very close ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2019

Hotel Romagna
Grand Hotel Dino
Grand Hotel Dino
4 out of 5
Via Garibaldi, 20, Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
The price is £101 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Situated in Baveno, this golf hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Baveno Ferry Terminal and Church of Saints Gervase and Protaso. Villa Fedora and Villa Henfrey-Branca ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (221 reviews)

"Excellent resort hotel caters to large tour buses"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019

Grand Hotel Dino
Hotel Rosa
Hotel Rosa
4 out of 5
Via Montegrappa 29, Baveno, Verbania

Located in the heart of Baveno, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Church of Saints Gervase and Protaso and Baveno Ferry Terminal. Villa Henfrey-Branca ...

4.1/5Very Good! (52 reviews)

"Thought we were getting view of lake but only airshaft"…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2020

Hotel Rosa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Baveno

Carl & Do
Carl & Do
Via Carlo Zacchera, 2, Strada Nazionale Sempione Nord 13/1, Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

With direct access to the beach, this Baveno apartment building is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Villa Fedora, Baveno Ferry Terminal and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (18 reviews)
Family friendly place

"Walking distance to a beach, ice cream and other shops. Really cosy room and well equipped. Front desk lady was super helpful and free day to adventure park was a nice bonus!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2019

Carl & Do
Camping Village Conca D'Oro
Camping Village Conca D'Oro
3 out of 5
Via 42 Martiri, 26, Baveno, VB

Located in Baveno, this beachfront campsite is in a regional park and within 2 mi (3 km) of Spiaggia Lido Toce, Golf Club Verbania and Lago di Mergozzo. La rustica ...

4.4/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"Although my daughter was sick for the two days we stayed, the campsite is clean, quiet, and a restful place to spend some time. I highly recommend it and will definitely stay again. The staff at reception were superb - helping us with a converter to charge our phones and information on getting medical ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2018

Camping Village Conca D'Oro
Residence Holiday
Residence Holiday
3 out of 5
Piazza Dante Alighieri, 20, Baveno

Situated on the waterfront, this residence is steps away from Baveno Ferry Terminal and Church of Saints Gervase and Protaso. Villa Henfrey-Branca and Villa ...

4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
The lake of the dreams

"These apartments gave us the chance to feel the atmosphere of the lake.It has all of the needed facilities:they are very convenient for the supermarket,dock,bakery and restaurants,the view from the rooms is breathtaking and there is also a huge terrace on the roof.The room has a small kitchen with ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2018

Residence Holiday
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Baveno

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

13 Sep 2019

Baveno is fairly quiet which we enjoyed. If you wanted a busier place with more bars etc then Stresa is the place to go. Baveno is a lovely place though. Very relaxing

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Aug 2019

The Carrefour supermarket is not easy to find should you require supplies. Pharmacy is within easy walking distance as well as another supermarket. A number of the restaurants although good offered similar fair , nearby Stresa offered more choice.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Aug 2019

Great place as it was authentic and didn’t have many typical tourists. Excellent dining options but if you want shopping this is not the area for you. It is best for those who enjoy leisurely activities by the lake or who like dining in restaurants.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Aug 2019

Small quiet town right on the lake.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Jun 2019

Nice town, reasonable traffic-wise, very handy ferry terminal. Restaurant Posta has delicious food and good value wine list. Buses and train station easy to get to.

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Borromeo Palace and Garden featuring a river or creek, a small town or village and heritage elements

Stresa

Verbania showing a lake or waterhole, mountains and a small town or village

Verbania

Photo by Dannie Colombo

Mergozzo

Photo "Gravellona Toce" by Yiyi (CC BY-SA) / Cropped from original

Gravellona Toce