Verbania surroundings have many attractions to offer. It is located at the coast of the Borromean Gulf of Lago Magigore with its charming islands, and not far from the slopes of the Alps.
The islands in the Borromean Gulf, with palaces and villas of the Borromeo family, are particularly worth visiting by boat from Verbania.
Not more than 40 minutes by car from Verbania, Lago di Orta, another famous Italian lake, is located. It is visited thanks to its beauty and the picturesque Isola San Giulio with a monastery. Limnologists may know it as formerly one of the most polluted European lakes that has wonderfully recovered from heavy metal contamination.