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Every Friday, until Friday 10 September, from 3.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m., the Bancarelle sotto le Stelle (Stalls under the Stars) return to the enchanting setting of the lakeside promenade.
These are markets of handicrafts, antiques, collectibles and local creativity.
Nordic Walking, a pleasant and efficient workout known all over the world, lends itself to being practised in our area. Our area is appreciated precisely for one of these reasons: the diversity and possibility of practising different sports in close contact with nature. The Cannobina Valley is one of the most suitable places to practice this type of sport. These are among the main routes suggested:
ORRID S. ANNA
S. AGATA – ORRIDO
CARMINE SUPERIORE – CANNERO
For further details we recommend the website lagomaggioreferien.com and the Tourist Office of Cannobio where you can get more information.
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).
An 8 km loop trail, surrounded by nature, which starts from Lido di Cannobio, runs along the Cannobino stream, passes the “Ballerino” bridge, reaches the Orrido di S. Anna, a wonderful tourist attraction, and then returns from the opposite side passing by Fonte Carlina to finish at the starting point. Along the cycle and pedestrian path there are bars, a playground and toilets.
Outside the streets of the old town there is a world to discover, from the beautiful and ancient Cannobina Valley, rich in traditions and culture with more than 250 km of trails that offer the possibility of hiking or mountain biking. A beautiful route called the “Borromea” connects and crosses all the municipalities in the valley, from the medieval village of Carmine Superiore with a wonderful view of the lake, to the small, ancient hamlets of Ronco, Socragno, S. Agata, known as the balcony on the lake, and S. Bartolomeo, from which you can admire a wonderful view of the lake.
A few kilometres from Cannobio, precisely in Traffiume, there is a suggestive landscape that can be admired by following the river, characterised by the erosive action of the waters of the torrents that for millennia have contributed to modelling the rock.
From the so-called balcony on the lake, S.Agata, we find the path that leads to the imposing Mount Giove, a demanding but suggestive path that offers, once reached the top, a wonderful lake view.
The village of Gurro, which dates back to the second century A.D. and is proud of its Scottish origins, is situated in a green valley, characterised by stone houses with stone roofs and narrow streets. With its two museums, the Ethnographic Museum and the Geological Museum, it is well worth a visit.
Val Formazza Cascata del Toce: The excellent symbol of Val Formazza is the Toce Waterfall with a drop of 145 m, offering a unique and unforgettable scenery set among the mountains covered with conifers, meadows, small alpine lakes and pastures.
Val Vigezzo: the route covered by the Centovalli train, which links the villages of Domodossola and Locarno, winds through forests, wild mountains and small villages. The Vigezzo Valley is known as the “Painters’ Valley”.
Botanical Gardens: We are fortunate to have in our area three botanical attractions such as: Giardini Botanici di Villa Taranto in Verbania, excellence of Lake Maggiore with a park of 16 hectares. The park offers visitors 20,000 species of plants. Depending on the season, there are different blooms: from March to October there are camellias, rhododendrons, tulips, azaleas and dahlias.
Villa Pallavicino in Stresa, another botanical attraction, covers an area of 20 hectares with flowering avenues, ancient trees and a magnificent botanical garden. The distinguishing feature of this park is the presence of animals with more than 40 species of mammals and exotic birds.
Cannero Castles: an attraction emerging from the waters of Lake Maggiore not far from the shore. The castles stand on two small islands, fortified in the Middle Ages and used by brigands to control trade with neighbouring Switzerland.
Mottarone: situated between Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta, Mottarone is one of the most beautiful natural balconies in Piedmont. It can be reached by car or by cable car, a 20-minute ride from Stresa. Once at the top, there is a breathtaking view of seven lakes, the Po Valley, Monte Rosa and the Alps.
Borromeo Islands: Isola Bella and Isola Madre. In the middle of Lake Maggiore emerge the Islands, transformed during the 16th century by the Borromeo family.
On Isola Bella we find the Baroque palace with large, luxurious rooms containing important works of art, flanked by a rich Italian-style garden.
Isola Madre, on the other hand, has a palace dating back to the 16th century set in a lush English garden.
Isola Pescatori (Fishermen’s Island): characterised by white houses and narrow streets, on the island we find the splendid 11th-century church of San Vittore.
Characteristic markets and fairs are held in and around Cannobio at various times of the year:
EASTER: spring markets, gifts/vintage items, Sentiero d’arte in Trarego;
APRIL: spring concert of the philharmonic corps;
MAY: Spring markets, vintage items, “Caffè Concerto”;
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST:
Evenings full of events: Cannobio – Monte Giove mountain race, “Non solo vento” sports festival;
Evenings of folklore, culture, history, fish market in Via Magistris;
Jazz in Ascona, “Notte di Note”, Comedy Festival, musical evenings, the Night of Fires, events and entertainment for all ages.
Mushroom Festival in Orasso,
Markets of typical local products.
Very popular in Cannobio is the Sunday market on the lakefront, held every Sunday throughout the year.
The market called “Bancarelle sotto le stelle” (Stalls under the Stars) with vintage objects and material in the old town centre is held from May to September.
The food market in Piazza S. Marta every Thursday all year round, and finally the Christmas market in December.
Christmas market in December.