Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
Baveno
Interesting
Baveno The Essential
Interesting
Quieter than its neighbour, Stresa, this holiday resort is on the banks of Lake Maggiore. It is home to some lavish 19C villas, among which the Henfrey-Branca villa (visible from the lake) which was honoured by a visit from Queen Victoria and whose outline is reminiscent of an English castle. The town is home to a Romanesque parish church and an octagonal Renaissance baptistery.