Baveno Travel Guide

  • Baveno
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  • Indoor Pool - Nice warm water.
    Indoor Pool - Nice warm water.
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  • Beautiful views everywhere
    Beautiful views everywhere
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Baveno Things to Do

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    by denise16 Written Aug 27, 2010

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    A much smaller lake over the mountain to the west of Maggiore is a wonderful place to visit, From Baveno there is a mini bus that runs over the mountain, doesn't run often and you may find you are standing- scary on the mountain bends. There is no traffic allowed into the town of Orta, other than residents, so there is a short steep walk down to the lake.
    The town was very busy but it is easy to leave the crowds, take a walk down a cobbled street and see where it takes you. very oddly there are a number of modern sculptures around the main squire which seem out of place and yet they work.
    Above the town is Sacro Monte of Orta a very tranquil cemetery and walk that takes in a series of chapels telling the story of St. Francis of Assisi spectacular views across the lake.
    Even thought the lake is much smaller than the more famous Italian lakes it has it's own island, that can be visited. St. Giulio

    St. Giulio Otra Otra art St Francis Orta
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    • Historical Travel

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    by denise16 Written Aug 27, 2010

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    If like us you take the glacier express extended ticket you can travel on the lake the following day hopping on and off.
    Boat is the only way to get to Santa Caterina I think, but beware the mid-day closing and school parties.

    Opposite Stesa is the three islands: Isola Bella, Isola Superiore (Isola dei Pescatori) and further out Isola Madre.
    Bella is know for the large house and its terraced gardens- very popular.
    My favourite was Superiore or Dei Pescatori (fishermen's island) is my favourite and is the only one occupied.
    http://blog.hotelclub.com/lake-maggiores-borromean-islands/

    Santa Caterina Entrance steps to Santa Caterina from boat landing Bella Bella
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    by denise16 Written Aug 27, 2010

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    Sort walk from centre of Stresa is the cable car station that takes you up Mottarone in 2 stages. The views are stunning back over the lake. At the half way point there is a short walk to the Alpine gardens, worth a detour. Return ticket includes entrance. It is possible to walk back down the mountain from the Alpine gardens, took us about hour, the path cuts across the mountain road as it winds along. Some pretty little villages on the way.

    At the summit it is a 10-15 minute walk from the cable car to trip point views across 7 lakes. Cars leave every 20 minutes but there is a lunch break so check. If windy the cars don't always run.

    view on way back down Mottarone on way down from Mottarone
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Photography

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Baveno Hotels

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  • Hotel Rigoli

    Via Piave 48, Baveno, 28831, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel La Ripa

    Via Sempione 11, Baveno, 28831, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Splendid

    Via Sempione, 10, Baveno, Lake Maggiore, 28831, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Simplon Hotel Baveno

    Corso Garibaldi 52, Baveno, Lake Maggiore, 28831, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Alpi

    Via Sempione 1, Baveno, 28831, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Lido Palace Hotel

    Strada Statale del Sempione 30, Baveno, Lake Maggiore, 28831, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Grand Hotel Dino

    We spent one evening at the Grand Hotel Dino at the conclusion of a Globus tour, Cinque Terre and...

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  • Villa Ruscello

    via Sempione, 64, Baveno, 28831, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Carillon

    Via Nazionale Sempione 2, Baveno, Lake Maggiore, 28831, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Baveno Restaurants

  • by mycroftw Written May 9, 2012

    The food here is excellent - certainly the best I have had in some time. If you are in Baveno do go. The fixed price menu (20 Euros) runs in the evening as well and is fantastic value. For two of us we get half a litre of excellent house red a large bottle of water and three excellent courses. The only
    drawback was my guilt in paying so little.

    Friendly and excellent service!

    Favorite Dish: Prawns and courgette with saffron noodles or

    Taglierini fatti in casa al sugo di gamberi zucchine e pistilli di zafferano

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    • Wine Tasting
    • Historical Travel

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