Attractions

Gardens in Verbania

Villa Taranto

The grounds of this late-19th-century villa are one of Lake Maggiore's highlights. A Scottish captain, Neil McEacharn, bought the Normandy-style villa from the Savoy family in 1931 after spotting an ad in the Times.…
Museum in Verbania

Museo del Paesaggio

Set in a stately 17th-century palazzo tucked down one of Pallanza's back lanes, this museum houses an exquisite collection of works by the sculptor Paolo Troubetzkoy. Though not well known today, Troubetzkoy, who wa…
Historic Site in Verbania

Villa Giulia

Theatrical Villa Giulia, with its towering lemon-yellow facade and colonnaded balconies, has a photogenic setting on the lakeside. Originally the home of Bernardino Branca (who invented one of Italy’s most famous li…