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Vacation in a lakeside town in northern Italy that enthralls with its scenic majesty, beautiful churches and cultural and horticultural treasures.

Gorgeous vistas, sumptuous gardens, ancient buildings and clear blue waters make Verbania a seductive place to relax. This northern Italian town lies on the western shores of Lake Maggiore, an area that is surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps. Tour island gardens, enjoy long lakeside walks and discover the town's artistic heritage in its museums and churches.

Many visitors come to Verbania to be dazzled by its horticultural splendor. See this at Villa Taranto Botanical Garden. Devote several hours to exploring its flower-filled acres, walking among a scenic landscape of terraced gardens, waterfalls and rare botanical treasures. For more delights in nature take a short boat trip out to the lake's Borromean Islands, which are noted for their gardens. These include the Isola Bella Botanical Garden, which covers most of the small island it sits on, and the botanical gardens of Isola Madre.

In addition to its natural charms, Verbania's cultural jewels and historical buildings are not to be missed. Go to the hillside Oratory of San Remigio, which dates back to the 11th and 12th centuries and browse the centuries-old religious frescoes of the Madonna di Campagna Church. Inside the Church of St. Stephen, find a Roman marble tablet from the beginning of the 1st century.

There are more artistic masterpieces on display at the Paesaggio Museum. View frescoes and paintings that are hundreds of years old and include interpretations of Lake Maggiore and its surroundings. The museum also houses Roman artifacts and religious devotional paintings from the 16th century to the 20th century. Continue your cultural journey with a visit to Villa Giulia. This 19th-century former home hosts temporary art exhibitions and concerts and has a beautiful lakeside garden that is now a public park.

To get to Verbania fly into Milan–Malpensa Airport in Milan, approximately 44 miles (70 kilometers) away. This is the closest international airport. Complete your journey by public transportation or rental car to unwind amid the garden delights and cultural riches of this serene lakeside town.

Top hotels in Verbania

Grand Hotel Majestic
Grand Hotel Majestic
4 out of 5
Via Vittorio Veneto 32, Verbania, VB

Located in the heart of Verbania, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santo Stefano Parish and Villa San Remigio. Villa Taranto Botanical Garden ...

4.3/5Excellent! (217 reviews)

"Location is extraordinarily beautiful, directly on Lake Maggiore. Breakfast buffet service is lavish and delicious. Outdoor property is well maintained. Spa area and rooms require refurbishing."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019

Grand Hotel Majestic
Hotel Ancora
Hotel Ancora
4 out of 5
Corso Mameli, 65, Intra, Verbania, VB
The price is £64 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in the heart of Verbania, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Intra Ferry Terminal and Arena. Villa Taranto and Villa Taranto Botanical Garden are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (436 reviews)

"great location, good breakfast, nice and clean room"…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

Hotel Ancora
Hotel Il Chiostro
Hotel Il Chiostro
3 out of 5
via Fratelli Cervi, 14, Verbania, VB
The price is £52 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct

Located in the heart of Verbania, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Intra Ferry Terminal and Arena. Villa Taranto and Spiaggia del Sasso are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (232 reviews)
Hotel ok, restaurant poor.

"Old rooms, the bathroom was so old and cramped, but comfy bed and lovely staff. Dinner wasn’t very good, though. Our food arrived still frozen."…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2019

Hotel Il Chiostro
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Top Holiday Rentals in Verbania

VERBANIA - LUXURY ITALY APARTMENTS
VERBANIA - LUXURY ITALY APARTMENTS
Vicolo Jacchini, 6, Verbania, Provincia del Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
The price is £65 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Intra Ferry Terminal and Arena. Villa Taranto and Spiaggia del Sasso are also within 1 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (11 reviews)
Unhappy times.

"Positives: very clean,close to all amenities, baby cot,high chair,dishwasher,washing machine, kettle,coffee maker,new furniture,reliable WiFi,sky tv for those who watch tv. Owner available on the phone at any time. Negatives: Heating was already broken and not sorted in 5 days. First night the temperature ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2018

VERBANIA - LUXURY ITALY APARTMENTS
Villa DaVinci - Garden Apartment
Villa DaVinci - Garden Apartment
via ventiquattro maggio, 11, Verbania, lago maggiore

Situated near the beach, this spa apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Intra Ferry Terminal, Madonna di Campagna Church and Arena. Santo Stefano Parish ...

Villa DaVinci - Garden Apartment
Nina & Berto
Nina & Berto
Via Belsito 16, Verbania, VB

Situated in Verbania, this beach apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Madonna di Campagna Church, Paesaggio Museum and San Leonardo Church. Santo Stefano ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (38 reviews)
Wonderful Views and Helpful Host

"The apartment was spacious and comfortable with good parking. It has stunning views over Lake Maggiore from the living area and balcony. The host met and showed us around and provided local information. He kindly communicated with us in English and was very pleasant to deal with. We paid a cash deposit ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2018

Nina & Berto
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 Verbania

Isola Bella Botanical Garden
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Isola Bella Botanical Garden

5/5(39 reviews)

Spend time at one of the most popular attractions on Lake Maggiore, a centuries-old island garden of great beauty.

Villa Taranto Botanical Garden
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Villa Taranto Botanical Garden

5/5(20 reviews)

Experience a fascinating and exciting glimpse into the natural world at this oasis of lawns, gardens, flowers and ornamental features.

Villa Giulia
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Villa Giulia

Take your seat for a concert performance, peruse art exhibits and amble through a lakeside park at one of Verbania's cultural gems.

Madonna di Campagna Church
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Madonna di Campagna Church

Embark on a self-guided tour of an ancient church that is noted for its paintings, frescoes and striking exterior.

Paesaggio Museum
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Paesaggio Museum

Discover beautiful frescoes, paintings of the stunning local landscape and the work of three celebrated Italian sculptors when you tour this fascinating museum.

San Leonardo Church
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San Leonardo Church

You can find out about the history of Verbania with a visit to San Leonardo Church. Wander the lakeside and picturesque gardens in the area.

Top things to do in Verbania

Lake Maggiore - half day trip from Milan
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Lake Maggiore - half day trip from Milan

£63
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Cooking class in the woods! 1h from Milan
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Cooking class in the woods! 1h from Milan

£74
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Discover Lugano in 60 Minutes with a Local
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Discover Lugano in 60 Minutes with a Local

£44
Per adult
Private Market Tour + Cook + Dine at home at Lake Maggiore
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Private Market Tour + Cook + Dine at home at Lake Maggiore

£195
Per adult
Private cooking class at a local's home in Lake Maggiore
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Private cooking class at a local's home in Lake Maggiore

£131
Per adult
Lugano & Morcote, Switzeland private guided tour
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Lugano & Morcote, Switzeland private guided tour

£119
Per adult

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12 Sep 2019

Verbania is a good base to explore Lago Maggiore while it isn't as busy as Stresa.

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11 Sep 2019

Verbania was a pleasant experience although not the best town around lake maggiore, Stresa to the south and Locarno to the north are very pretty, The roads leading to Locarno can be tricky to drive, Over all a nice part of Italy.

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