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

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

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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

Well-known gardens include those of the Borromean and Brissago Islands, that of the Villa Taranto in Verbania, and the Alpinia Botanical Garden above Stresa.

Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Northernmost province in the Italian region of Piedmont.

Map of the province
Sacro Monte di Domodossola
Sacro Monte di Domodossola
Sacro Monte di Domodossola
Sacro Monte di Ghiffa
Sacro Monte di Ghiffa
Sacro Monte di Ghiffa

The province has a total population of some 160,000, distributed over an area of 2255 km2, with the biggest population centres being its capital Verbania on the shores of Lago Maggiore, Domodossola the main town of the Ossola, and Omegna at the northern end of Lago d’Orta.

Bernhard Riemann

German mathematician who made contributions to analysis, number theory, and differential geometry.

Bernhard Riemann, c. 1863
Riemann's tombstone in Biganzolo in Piedmont, Italy.

He died of tuberculosis during his third journey to Italy in Selasca (now a hamlet of Verbania on Lake Maggiore) where he was buried in the cemetery in Biganzolo (Verbania).


Aerial view of Pallanza

Pallanza is a district of the Italian comune (municipality) of Verbania.

Luigi Cadorna

Italian general and Marshal of Italy, most famous for being the Chief of Staff of the Italian Army from 1914-1917 of World War I.

General Cadorna visiting British batteries during World War I.
General Cadorna visiting Italian troops before the Second Battle of the Isonzo.

Luigi Cadorna was born to General Raffaele Cadorna in Verbania Pallanza, Piedmont in 1850.

Hendersonville, North Carolina

City in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States.

🇮🇹 Verbania, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy

East Grinstead

Town in West Sussex, England, near the East Sussex, Surrey, and Kent borders, 27 mi south of London, 21 mi northeast of Brighton, and 38 mi northeast of the county town of Chichester.

Houses and shops in East Grinstead
St Swithun's Church
A row of 14th-century timber-framed buildings on East Grinstead High Street.
A map of East Grinstead from 1946
The Imberhorne Viaduct carrying the Bluebell Railway in East Grinstead

Verbania, Italy

Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain.

View of the old port of Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols in 1894.
Women in the old market.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols Monastery
Inside Sant Feliu de Guíxols' monastery

🇮🇹 Verbania, Italy, since 1994


The waterfall near La Frua

The Toce is a river in Piedmont, Italy, which stretches the length of the Val d'Ossola from the Swiss border to Lake Maggiore into which it debouches near Fondotoce in the commune of Verbania.


Town in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany.

Town hall

🇮🇹 Verbania, Italy, since 1994