|Shopping|| 15 || m ||Airport|| 60 || km |
|Suburban traffic|| 20 || m |
At the beach; Holiday Park; Near water
This area boasts one of the greatest lakes in Italy, Lake Maggiore, which lies partly in Switzerland. The whole area was inhabited very early because of its convenient location, linking several other European countries. Lago Maggiore contains several villages, including the port town of Verbania where many tourists come to visit the botanical gardens around Villa Taranto. Other places of interest include Stresa, with a large boulevard, and the ancient Baveno, with buildings dating back to the 10th century. The Borromeïosche Islands of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori are very special and are accessible by ferry. Lombardy has low hills, a variety of streams, rocks and sandy beaches. Towards the interior the landscape turns into a green forest.