This a picture of the tiny lake port of Intra under the snow. Intra (part of Verbania) is situated in the western coast of the lake, in a central position. A very important local street market happens on Saturdays, being a point of attrcation for all the tourists in the area and people from the close Switzerland region of Locarno, Ascona, Brissago...more
Go to visit Villa Taranto, one of the riches botanical gardens of Europe. The park, that stretches about 20 hectares of area, was donated to the Italian State in 1939 by the Scottish Captain Neil MacEacharn. In 1930 works of reconstruction began and created a great variety of environments ( a tiny dale, drivers, flowered terraces, a small...more
Thanks to its position, Intra is a good starting point for every destination on the lake or in the inland. From here you can sail to go to visit the three beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore: Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola Pescatori. You can take a tourist ticket that you allow to visit the islands and the towns of Stresa and Pallanza.
This is a bit more than just a bookshop: Alberti represents a centre for local studies on cultural, geographical and historical features of the Lake Maggiore area.
What to buy: You will find lots of books about those issues and all kind of maps you will need to travel and hike around.
Every year, the people from Ramello climbs the slope and they are well received in Vignone, during the day, traditional presents are exchanged: while Ramello offers a new hat for the Municipal guard and a brenta (around 30 litres, carried on the back) of local red wine, Vignoneses organise a common lunch made of rye bread, green salad and boiled...more
A friendly agreement dating back to 1424!On April 25th, the villages of Vignone and Ramello celebrate the friendly solution of a very old dispute. It was settled down in 1424, after years during which the two communities have been fighting for the use of the grazing lands and the right of use of the woodlands shared by the two.more
I like to live here. It's a quiet place, its climate is agreable and mild even in winter, protected from winds and fog. I like to walk on the promenade looking at the lake. Think I could'nt live in a place where there is no sheet of water!
I like to sit down when I've finished my work and to look at the mountains at sunset.