Baveno, where the sunsets are even more romantic.
Nestled among green hills sloping gently down to the waters of Lake Maggiore, Baveno is a Piedmontese municipality in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola of about 5,000 inhabitants.
The ancient village, rich in history, tradition and culture, is enriched by a splendid view of the Borromean Islands and the breathtaking and evocative panorama makes Baveno a jewel of peace and relaxation.
The village, located along the Via Severiana Augusta that connected Milan with the Sempione Pass and known for its low-mineral waters and pink granite quarries, was already an important commercial hub in ancient times and a crossroads of art and culture, as evidenced by the 5th-century Baptistery and the Romanesque parish church of SS. Gervasio and Protasio.
Walking along the narrow streets of Domo and Baitone, the two districts that make up the historic centre of Baveno, it is possible to admire suggestive views as far as the lake, where a romantic walk along the lakefront offers visitors a beautiful panorama of the Borromean Islands.
Over the centuries, this unique place has attracted more and more visitors, including illustrious ones, who have wanted to take up residence here: Villa Fedora, Villa Branca, Casa Morandi, Villa Durazzo, are just a few of the many marvellous residences that adorn the Piedmont shore of the lake and that, since the mid-19th century, have hosted numerous internationally renowned personalities.
With a host of trails to visit, Baveno has plenty of opportunities for visitors to discover its history and culture as they stroll through fragrant flower-filled parks and picturesque streets with unique views in a calm and romantic setting.