Holiday apartment on the Lake Maggiore

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Cannobio and surroundings

Cannobio is the last town on the shore of Lake Maggiore before the Swiss border. Today it is one of the prime tourist resorts in the VCO province. The original centre of the town, known as the “Borgo”, begins from the ancient Via al Castello and takes the visitor into a timeless world of old houses, flights of steps and lanes leading down towards the lake front. Cannobio’s lakefront is one of the finest promenades on Lake Maggiore. Starting from the southern end called Amore. Farther on you can explore the area of the old fisher houses before ending up in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele III, the square that is the main meeting place in the town. The other colourful buildings adorning the lakefront, with their picturesque porticoes, boutiques and bars, date from the 18th and 19th centuries. Cannobio is also well-known for its Lido, a broad, well-appointed beach which is a magnet for bathers and sunbathers, as well as water sports enthusiasts.

Do not miss:
The Orrido of S. Anna: a narrow gorge filled with clear and fresh water even in summer, 20 meters deep. Favorite destination for divers, they it a “spectacle of nature”. La Rocca Vitaliana: also known as the Castles of Cannero, consisting of three rocky islets on two of which are the ruins of ancient fortifications. Their construction dates back to the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The Church of St. Gottardo: jewel of artistic and cultural heritage of the area, this fourteenth-century church is placed in Carmine a medieval village reachable only by foot.