Exhibition – Cracking Art Cannobio 4 May – 20 October

"cracking art"

A series of colourful and enormous animals, protagonists of the Cracking Art movement, will populate the streets and squares of Cannobio to involve visitors in a tour where the relationship between human beings and nature is told through messages collected in a contemporary urban fable.
The animal works are intended to create an open dialogue and thus a story to be told, where the viewer is moved by it and feels like a participant.

Cannobio and Surroundings Events 2024

Cannobio Events 2024

Over 100 free events for all ages
Water, mountains, culture, tradition, sports and events

. Summer city bus with 19 stops in Cannobio

. Sunday market

. Typical products market every Thursday

. Lido Cannobio area infopoint

. Easter Monday Market – 1 April

. Naval Air Exercise – 4 May

. Second Edition of the Ballroom Dance Festival

. Centenary of the Alpini Cannobio group – 1 June

. Regional final Miss Italy Piedmont

. The Mondine in Borgo – 18 July

. Second edition of “Leone di note”, six concerts in hamlets and special places in Cannobio with tourist introduction

. Pyromusical show -27 July

And again…..

Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens

Villa Taranto

Considered one of the pearls on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Verbania Pallanza, the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto create a 7-kilometre-long path as if taking a journey through distant lands.
It boasts one of the richest European collections of exotic species, collected by its founder, Scottish captain Neil Boyd McEacharn, in the early 20th century while travelling the world in search of rare specimens.
Its beauty is expressed during the spring with spectacles of blooms and splendid colours.
The botanical heritage of the Villa Taranto gardens is vast and includes a thousand non-native plants and about 20 thousand varieties and species of particular botanical value.
While walking through the park, one can admire magnolias, eucalyptus trees, rare tropical plants and lotus flowers, alongside chestnut trees, birches, tulips, dahlias, paulonias, azaleas, daffodils, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and exceptional specimens of beech trees. Walking along the park’s avenues, one encounters terraces, lawns, fountains, waterfalls and ponds.
Villa Taranto also offers visitors a bookshop, a kiosk where the plants that are grown in these gardens can be purchased, a bar-restaurant and a picnic area.
The park is easily accessible by car.
Visit time approx. 2 hours
Tickets can be purchased online or on site.

More information at www.villataranto.it

The world capital of auteur cinema-Locarno Film Festival

Locarno Film Festival

The Festival 7-17 August 2024

Since 1946, at the height of the cultural fervour of reconstruction, the heart of quality cinema has been beating in Locarno, Switzerland. Thanks to its summer programme, designed for the general public and cinephiles, and to venues such as the democratic space of the Piazza Grande – the world’s largest open-air screen, with its 8,000 seats -, the Locarno Film Festival offers a unique location to discover the best of national and international productions. From fiction cinema to documentaries, from feature films to the short format, from the new frontiers of filmic storytelling to the rediscovery of treasures from the past.

Between the enchanted mirror of the lake and the mountains of Canton Ticino, the paths of the new talents of the image, members of the audiovisual industry, masters of the seventh art and those who want to enjoy, understand or learn about cinema cross. A growing community, to which numerous other activities are also dedicated throughout the year.


Moon&Stars Piazza Grande-Locarno


Locarno, Piazza Grande, one of the most eagerly awaited events of the summer: Moon and Stars

From 11 to 21 July every evening, the Piazza Grande and the numerous streets will be invaded by various artists from all over the world offering music and entertainment.

World famous artist LENNY KREVITZ is expected on Monday 15 July.

You can stay on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Cannobio, just a few kilometres from Locarno, and then enjoy the summer evenings of music.

Take advantage now to get a 5% discount with a minimum stay of 5 nights.

Discount voucher applicable from 11 to 21 July 2024.

Write to info@anticoborgocannobio.it to get your discount directly.

Visit www.moonandstars.ch to purchase tickets!


Lago D'Orta ZIPline

Then this is just for you:

A jump into the blue, suspended above the waters of Lake Orta. A steel cable 450 metres long, 45 seconds suspended. A jump from a height of 60 metres in Free Style, free to move through the air and perform evolutions feeling the chill of the wind and listening to your emotions.
You can fly individually or in pairs, the mode is chosen at the starting point, with no need to decide in advance.

Each person who wants to fly with the Lago d’Orta ZIPline must have their own ticket. No distinction is made between single flight or flight in pairs, you can choose the mode directly at the departure station.
€ 22.50 full price
€ 18.50 under18/over65
€ 16.00 under14
€ 18.50 groups (minimum 6 people)
Reservations can be made by calling +39 340 3621825 or by purchasing tickets online by selecting the date and time slot.
You can also give the Lago d’Orta ZIPline experience as a gift by purchasing REGALA IL VOLO tickets, open date and valid for one year from the date of purchase.

For more info visit: www.lagodortazipline.it

Spa of Bognanco, Premia and Locarno


Our territory allows us to carry out numerous activities of all kinds: from simple walks along the lakeside, trekking routes, mountain trails, climbing, rafting, but also activities for the well-being of one’s body and mind.
This article is dedicated to the spas in our territory: Terme di Bognanco, Terme di Premia and Terme di Locarno.


The Terme di Bognanco enjoy a history of more than 150 years, and are the oldest and best known spas in Piedmont. They are located in a green valley rich in watercourses. The village that hosts them, Bognanco, is a small, unspoilt tourist destination surrounded by nature.
The water in these thermal baths originates from three different mineral water springs, subsequently used for numerous therapeutic purposes and bottled for sale.
The characteristics of these waters are: digestive, diuretic and depurative.
It is possible to buy an entrance ticket to the thermal baths and then add a relaxing massage or a wellness path.

Not only that, but in the vicinity of Bognanco is the Stockalper Path, an evocative hiking trail where it is possible to encounter interesting species of fauna. Not to be missed in the surrounding area are the Alpes San Bernardo with excursions to 1628 metres, Lake Ragozza and the Monscera Pass. Along the Bognanco Valley, you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and architecture, including the characteristic mills of Possetto and Anzuno.

E-mail: terme@bognanco.it


A modern thermal centre characterised by indoor pools with a connection to the outdoor part.
The various pools have therapeutic and recreational purposes. Inside the thermal centre there is a sauna area, aerosol therapy and wellness zones that recall ancient Roman traditions.
The thermal baths are an ideal place for the whole family to relax, immerse yourself in the warm water pools and let yourself be lulled by the movement of the water.
Various whirlpools, cervical and foot jets complete a relaxing day.
Possibility of purchasing an entrance ticket for 1 hour, 3 hours and a full day.

E-mail: info@premiaterme.com


Between the mountains and Lake Ticino right on the Lido di Locarno are the natural salt baths with a spectacular view.
Mediterranean atmosphere, tranquillity, well-being and warmth are the characteristics of this spa complex.
On the shores of Lake Maggiore, indoor and outdoor areas, a Sauna World and Spa Suites offer complete well-being.

E-mail: info@termali-salini.ch

Spend a few days at the Antico Borgo B&B and relax for a few hours at the Spa: you can!
You can contact us at info@anticoborgocannobio.it or at 0039 3331392751 for further information and reservations.

Refuges in the Ossola Valleys

When you stay a few days on the shores of Lake Maggiore, it is almost a must to spend a day of trekking, nature, culture and good air with a fantastic lunch at one of the many refuges in our Ossola Valleys nestled between Switzerland, Piedmont and Lombardy.

The refuges are very simple and hospitable structures, almost always reachable only on foot, where you can rest after a long walk, taste typical products, meet local people with their traditions and experience close contact with nature and its rich beauty.
The vast area where the refuges are located is very popular with hikers, who can diversify on numerous itineraries through plateaus, alpine passes, bodies of water, snow-capped peaks and mountain pastures.
The Ossola Valleys have a strong gastronomic potential, known for pork and goat hams, salami and beef bresaola.
When it comes to cheese, the cheese-making tradition is truly rich:
Bettelmatt, Ossolano d’Alpe and Ossolano or Mezzapasta.
No less important are the numerous productions of jams, honey, yoghurt and milk.

The refuges are divided into 8 zones:
Val Formazza
Antigorio Valley
Divedro Valley
Bognanco Valley
Antrona Valley
Anzasca Valley
Val Grande and Bassa Valle Ossola valleys.

Staying at Antico Borgo B&B, the starting point for reaching the refuges is Domodossola:
-from Turin or Milan by motorway or motorway A26- A4
-from Brig by car via the Simplon Pass E62
-from Locarno via the SS337 by car or by train through the Centovalli and Val Vigezzo.

Enclosed is a beautiful map that clearly depicts where the many refuges are located.

Each valley has its own beauty, history and products, and depending on the destination you have chosen, you can decide to spend a few hours either for lunch or a snack in the various refuges.
Below is the link where you can find the vast network of refuges in the Ossola and the surrounding area



Very well known in Cannobio is the Sunday Market on the lakefront with an appointment every Sunday throughout the year.
The market called “Bancarelle sotto le stelle” (Stalls under the stars) with vintage objects and material in the historical centre, is present from May to September.
The food market in Piazza S. Marta every Thursday of the year.
The Christmas market in December.
The Market in Luino, every Wednesday of the year.
The Market in Verbania, every Saturday of the year.

Sport in the surroundings

For lovers of sport and the outdoors, Cannobio has many green areas where you can practice sport: at the Lido, at the “Parco Cartiera” and in the town centre.
In the “Lido” beach, equipped and with assistance, there are several areas where you can practice different sports: football, tennis, minigolf, beach volleyball and water sports such as kite surfing, surfing and sailing.
“Parco Cartiera” is another green space with an area for roller-skating, a bowling green, volleyball and basketball court.
A further beach, the “Darsene” is in the town centre with an adjacent playground.

Other sports such as scuba diving: for lovers of this sport we propose a suggestive and famous place such as the Orridi di S.Anna and in the immediate vicinity the Ticino with the Valle Verzasca and Valle Maggia.

Excursions and Trekking: our area offers numerous routes immersed in nature where you can spend days of total relaxation: there are many paths and walks with different degrees of difficulty, especially in the Valle Cannobina (www.vallecannobina.it) and Parco Val Grande (www.parcovalgrande.it).