Cultural activities related to both water and land

  • Many botanical gardens to visit in Upper Verbano such as Villa Taranto, Isola Madre, Villa Pallavicino Zoo Park to name the most famous. On special occasions, such as the Cannero Riviera citrus fruit festival or the Camellia Exhibition now organized in many places around the lake, it is also possible to visit small private gardens open for the occasion. Many of these gardens can be reached by boat or private boats.
  • The museums of Isola Bella collect the artistic heritage of the Borromeo family while at the Landscape Museum of Pallanza you can learn about the most recent artistic activity of our Region. Small museums such as the Ethnographic and Brush Museum of Cannero Riviera, the Hat Museum of Ghiffa or the Tactile Museum of Trarego Viggiona can be visited and tell the story of the industrial activity on the lake from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and the life of the local populations.