Cannobio is a picturesque town located on the tranquil shores of Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. The small and charming town is a popular tourist resort and is known amongst its visitors for its beautiful buildings, many of which date back to the 17th and 18th century. The natural surroundings and lake provide endless options for you during your stay. In the daytime, you can enjoy a variety of activities on the water or sunbathe on the golden sands of the Lido. There is also some excellent hiking to be had in the mountains of the nearby Cannobina Valley. When you’re not enjoying some of the fantastic local cuisine, the town centre is a beautiful place to explore and admire the beautiful shops and stunning architecture, leaving no doubt why Cannobio is an often-visited destination.
Location: On the shores of Lake Maggiore
You can find the town in northern Italy on the shores of Lake Maggiore, just before the Swiss border. Natural landmarks in the area include the Cannobina Valley, part of the Val Grande National Park. There is no airport in the area, so visitors are encouraged to travel by train via Verbania station, located 29 km away, and then arrive by bus or car via the A26 motorway.
Business: Local goods and tourism
Tourism is the major industry of Cannobio, however, there are a variety of local goods produced here, which also contribute to the local economy. Honey, cured meats, rice, various cheeses, and wines are the most-widely produced goods of the area and you will find many small businesses including shops, hotels, and restaurants.
Culture: Festivals, exhibitions and performances
The cultural attractions of Cannobio and the surrounding towns are varied and rich! Here you can find museums containing a beautiful range of artworks focused on the lake and the natural surroundings. There are also many events that take place throughout the year celebrating the various aspects of local life and tradition.
Activities: Experience the lake, the town and the mountains
With Lake Maggiore providing endless opportunity for water activities and the surrounding mountains allowing nature lovers to experience their own kind of paradise, there is certainly an activity for everyone to enjoy here. When not participating in sport activities, the town centre is a wonderful place to walk around and explore.