Culture and tradition

Art and Nature are the twin glories of the Lake Maggiore area, and  the numerous museums recording the history and culture of the area often stand in a beautiful natural setting by the lake or in the nearby mountains and hills.

The Landscape Museum in Verbania Pallanza, founded with the intention of highlighting the scenic beauty of the Lake Maggiore area through art, contains a large collection of paintings, sculptures and objects of archaeological interest. In Santa Maria Maggiore in the Vigezzo Valley, known as the “Painters’ Valley”, the Rossetti Valentini Museum has a fine collection of works by the many excellent artists who have worked in the valley. 

Unusual museums include the Hat Museum in Ghiffa and the Umbrella Museum in Gignese.

Two more modern museums on Lake Orta are the Museum of Design and the Museum of Taps, both definitely worth a visit, while ancient traditions and customs are on display in the Museum of the Mountains in Macugnaga and the Museum of Woodworking in the Strona Valley.

Art exhibitions are also regularly held in the museums.

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Lake Maggiore and Lake Mergozzo
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Lake Orta
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Novara hills
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Varese and the east shore
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Ossola Valleys
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Lakescapes is the first event in Italy to have obtained the EcoActions certification

Santa Maria Maggiore is again an Orange Flag of the Italian Touring Club

The Santa Maria Maggiore Summer Season Has Been Presented

The Gian Giacomo Galletti Exhibition Museums Reopen

The Vigezzina-Centovalli railway offers special rides for the most popular Christmas events

Top Events

Teatro sull'Acqua 2021

Arona, From 7 September to 12 September 2021

Un Paese a Sei Corde

Località varie, From 13 June to 29 August 2021

Allegro con Brio

Verbania, From 30 July to 8 August 2021

Sentieri e Pensieri

Santa Maria Maggiore, From 19 August to 25 August 2020

Cross Festival 2021

Verbania, From 11 July to 3 September 2021

Teatro sull'Acqua 2021

Arona, From 7 September to 12 September 2021

Un Paese a Sei Corde

Località varie, From 13 June to 29 August 2021

Allegro con Brio

Verbania, From 30 July to 8 August 2021

Sentieri e Pensieri

Santa Maria Maggiore, From 19 August to 25 August 2020

Cross Festival 2021

Verbania, From 11 July to 3 September 2021

Conventions and Meetings

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The beautiful countryside around Lake Maggiore offers peerless convention facilities. With its natural and artistic beauties boasts a long tradition in the meeting and convention hosting sector with many excellent venues and services, and unrivalled hospitality facilities. Quality, hospitality and the varied and beautiful scenery make it one of the preferred destinations for visitors from all around the world.