Verbania, a garden on the lake, which is the nickname of the city, due to the many natural "terraces" that surrounds the city. In the thirties, the now world renowned botanical garden "Giardino Botanico di Villa Taranto" was created. More than 20 000 plants can be seen here on a 20-hectare garden. The park does not only impresses with its variety of plants, as well with her beautiful location between the lake and the mountains.
The city lies at an altitude of 197 m above sea level. Gardens and parks are in fact the major tourist attraction in this area. It is the ideal destination for those seeking a relaxing holiday in the beauty and harmony and connected nature.
Intra and Pallanza
Verbania is mainly comprises the districts Intra and Pallanza. Intra is located north of the river Torrente San Bernadino and has the most frequent connections for the ferry for Lake Maggiore. Pallanza is located south of the river and has a historic city center, which is very cozy and intimate. Overlooking the beaches and the cozy pedestrian zone Via Ruga and the inviting promenade with restaurants overlooking the Borromean Islands. Do not miss a visit to the beautiful public botanical garden at Villa Giulia in Pallanza.