Aerial view of Pallanza

District of the Italian comune of Verbania.

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Most populous comune and the capital city of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy.

View of Pallanza with the municipal building of Verbania
Church of Madonna di Campagna
Villa Taranto

The present-day Verbania was created by the 1939 merger of the cities of Intra, Pallanza and Suna, and other frazioni.

Lake Maggiore

Large lake located on the south side of the Alps.

View of Lake Maggiore towards the Alps and Monte Rosa from above Laveno
Upper lake with the Brissago Islands and Maggia delta from above Brissago, Switzerland
Isola Bella
Sacro Monte di Ghiffa
Lake Maggiore in the Evening by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1858

Lake Maggiore is 64.37 km long, and 3 to 5 km wide, except at the bay opening westward between Pallanza and Stresa, where it is 10 km wide.

1906 European Rowing Championships

Aerial view of Pallanza

The 1906 European Rowing Championships were rowing championships held in the Italian commune of Pallanza on Lake Maggiore on 9 September.

Heinrich Frenkel

Swiss physician and neurologist born in Heiden, a town overlooking Lake Constance.

Henry Dunant memorial

His daughter Margerita Serena, called Rita, was born in Pallanza in 1891.

William R. Rush

Officer in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War, the 1914 United States occupation of Veracruz, and World War I, and was a recipient of the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.

Captain William Rush

He died at Pallanza, Italy, on October 2, 1940.


Comune in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100 km northeast of Turin and about 13 km southwest of Verbania at the northernmost point of Lago d’Orta and traversed by the Nigoglia, the lake's sole outflow.

Omegna and Monte Mottarone.
A view of Omegna's city center.

In 1913 Omegna was connected with Pallanza by an electrical tramway line.

Isolino di San Giovanni

Small island belonging to the Borromean group of Lake Maggiore, one of the main subalpine lakes of northern Italy.

Isola Bella

It is situated some way to the north of the others in the group, 30 metres west of the shoreline of Pallanza, a frazione of Verbania.

4th Alpini Paratroopers Regiment

Ranger-type special forces regiment of the Italian Army, specializing in mountain combat.

Coat of Arms of the 4th Alpini Paratroopers Regiment
Alpini Paratroopers of the 4th regiment in Afghanistan
Alpini of the 4th regiment abseiling from an AB205 helicopter during the Falzarego 2011 exercise

In 1908 the "Susa" returned to the 3rd Alpini and in the city of Intra the "Pallanza" battalion was raised as substitute, with existing companies from other Alpini battalions.

Malcolm McEacharn

Mayor of Melbourne from 1897 to 1900.

Galloway House, McEachern's house in Scotland after 1908

Their son Captain Neil Boyd W McEacharn (born Hanover Square, London, England 1884) established the famous Giardini Botanici Villa Taranto at Pallanza on Lake Maggiore in Italy in 1931 to 1940.

Giovanni Battista Monteggia

Italian surgeon.

Monteggia's grave at the Monumental Cemetery of Milan, Italy

His father was occupied in the construction of infrastructures (mainly roads and aqueducts) and it was him who introduced Giovanni Battista, coming from a high school in Pallanza, to the field of medicine: Giovanni was admitted to the surgical school of the Ospedale Maggiore in Milan in 1779.His training was carried out on the background of the ideological and political conflicts of his time, between the revolutionary and the Napoleonic epoques.