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Relax on summer days on the shores of Lake Maggiore, where cobbled streets, historic architecture and a pretty beach create a very alluring vacation destination.

The quaint little town of Cannobio is extremely picturesque. Tucked into the northern end of Lake Maggiore, it is a maze of cobbled streets, historic buildings and far-reaching lake views. Enjoy sunny days exploring the architecture and history, amble along the promenade or swim in the pleasant waters at the Lido.

Cannobio is the very last town before the Swiss border and today is one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations. The historic center is the heart of the town, where pastel-colored houses are packed tightly along the labyrinthine cobbled lanes. Start your explorations in the Borgo, the original town center. The Via al Castello is the ancient route where you will discover a place barely changed from centuries past. Crooked flights of steps weave between the tall houses.

As you wander, look for the particularly noteworthy buildings that date from the 16th to 19th centuries. Notice the 16th-century Palazzo Omacini. The Palazzo Pironi’s interesting shape resembles the front of a ship. Head up Via Giovanola to find the late 13th-century Palazzo della Ragione or Parasio, as well as the beautiful San Vittore Church.

When you need a break from sightseeing, wander along the lakeshore to visit one of Cannobio’s most famous attractions, the Lido. Use the facilities on this wide, pretty beach where you can swim, sunbathe and participate in a range of watersports. The promenade is one of the nicest on Lake Maggiore. View historic buildings, porticoes, boutiques and cafés on one side and the beach and lake on the other. Be sure to visit the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele III, the main square, which sits along the promenade.

Cannobio is just 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from the Swiss border and is accessible from both countries. Drive via scenic roads or hop on a boat or train from various departure points. The nearest airports are in Milan, Turin, Lugano and Zurich.

Top hotels in Cannobio

Hotel Pironi
Hotel Pironi
3 out of 5
Via Marconi 35, Cannobio, VB
The price is £143 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct

Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from Cannobio Ferry Terminal and Vittorio Emanuele III Plaza. Pieta Sanctuary and Sant'Anna Gorge are also ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)

"We spent 30 days in Italy and this hotel was the most memorable in the lakes region. It is special. The decor and wall treatments are just fantastic. It was exceptionally clean, and really handy to visit the town. Cannobio itself was a pleasant surprise. I could recommend this hotel to anyone. Easy, ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

Hotel Pironi
Hotel Campagna
Hotel Campagna
3 out of 5
Via Nazionale 25, Cannobio

Situated in Cannobio, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pieta Sanctuary and Cannobio Ferry Terminal. Vittorio Emanuele III Plaza and Sant'Anna Gorge are ...

3.3/5 (43 reviews)

"Wir wurden entgegen unserer Buchung in der Residenz untergebracht. Sehr ringhörig, Türe nicht verschliessbar. Sehr unattraktiv. Ich werde nicht mehr dort logieren."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Hotel Campagna
Hotel Giardino
Hotel Giardino
3 out of 5
Viale Vittorio Veneto, Cannobio, Provincia del Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
The price is £121 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Situated in Cannobio, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pieta Sanctuary and Cannobio Ferry Terminal. Vittorio Emanuele III Plaza and Sant'Anna Gorge are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)

"Meine Frau und ich haben uns wohl gefühlt. Das Morgenessen war gut und ausreichend."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Hotel Giardino
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 Cannobio

Appartamenti Ferrari Residence
Appartamenti Ferrari Residence
4 out of 5
Via Darbedo, 23, Cannobio, VB
The price is £78 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

Located in the heart of Cannobio, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Pieta Sanctuary and Cannobio Ferry Terminal. Vittorio Emanuele III Plaza and Sant'Anna ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)
Nice room in a nice neighborhood

"Our room was close to the road and was a bit loud from 6 am."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2015

Appartamenti Ferrari Residence
Residence Hotel Garden
Residence Hotel Garden
3 out of 5
Via C. Darbedo, Cannobio

Situated in Cannobio, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Pieta Sanctuary and Cannobio Ferry Terminal. Vittorio Emanuele III Plaza and Sant'Anna Gorge ...

4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)

"Apartamentos básico, limpio, ala entrada del pueblo, con parking en el propio recinto. A mejorar las indicaciones para llegar al sitio. Muy amables y atentos todo el personal."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2020

Residence Hotel Garden
Casa Zangola - Welchome
Casa Zangola - Welchome
VIA STURBINETTI 9, Cannobio

Located in the heart of Cannobio, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Sant'Anna Gorge, Pieta Sanctuary and Cannobio Ferry Terminal. Vittorio ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Tolles Apartment

"Tolles Apartment, das prima kühl ist an den heißen Sommertagen. Die italienischen Nachbarn sind sehr freundlich. Leider ist kein WLAN vorhanden und der Empfang übers Telefon war sehr schwach. Schön wäre es, wenn auch deutsche Sender übers Fernsehen möglich wären."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2020

Casa Zangola - Welchome
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.

Popular places to visit in Cannobio

Lake Lugano
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Lake Lugano

4.5/5(72 reviews)

Enjoy the stunning scenery, Mediterranean climate and charming villages of this lake on the Swiss-Italian border.

Piazza Grande
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Piazza Grande

4.5/5(22 reviews)

Home to one of Europe’s most picturesque outdoor cinemas, this town square is the cultural hub of Locarno.

Swissminiatur
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Swissminiatur

5/5(5 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to Swissminiatur, a well-known attraction in Melide. Wander the lakeside or discover the area's mountain views.

Monte San Salvatore
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Monte San Salvatore

5/5(9 reviews)

Climb to the top of this lakeside mountain to dine while enjoying panoramic views across the Swiss Alps.

Mottarone
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Mottarone

4.5/5(15 reviews)

The Western Alpine peak standing between Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore is renowned for its magnificent views, hiking trails, ski resort and local produce.

Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car
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Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Soar over the treetops on this awe-inspiring cable car, which shows panoramic views as it rises from the shores of Lake Maggiore to the peak of Mottarone.

Top things to do in Cannobio

Cannobio: Sunset Cruise on Lake Maggiore
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Cannobio: Sunset Cruise on Lake Maggiore

£18
Per adult
Cannobio: Cooking Class at Lake Maggiore
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Cannobio: Cooking Class at Lake Maggiore

£82
Per adult
Guided Hiking Tour from Cannobio to Cannero Riviera
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Guided Hiking Tour from Cannobio to Cannero Riviera

£41
Per adult
Guided tour to the Uriezzo Orridi, canyons of Ossola Valley
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Guided tour to the Uriezzo Orridi, canyons of Ossola Valley

£45
Per adult
Guided Hiking Tour in the Ossola Valley with Wine Tasting
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Guided Hiking Tour in the Ossola Valley with Wine Tasting

£50
Per adult
Lugano & Morcote, Switzeland private guided tour
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Lugano & Morcote, Switzeland private guided tour

£119
Per adult

Cities near Cannobio

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Brissago

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Maccagno

Cannero Riviera

Cannero Riviera

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Trarego Viggiona