The Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore
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The Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore is shared by the northern Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy and the Swiss canton of Ticino. Its beautiful lakeside cities on the Piedmont side include Stresa which makes for a perfect starting point for our Borromean Island adventure! The Borromeo Family The group known ...

Borromean Islands, Stresa, VB, Piedmont
Mercurago Lakes Park Near Lake Maggiore
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Mercurago Lakes Park Near Lake Maggiore

Not far from Lake Maggiore, there is a lovely park in the Ticino Valley known as the Parco dei Lagoni di Mercurago. Located near the surrounding towns of Arona, Dormelletto and Oleggio Castello, visitors can choose from various entrances into the park.  ©commons.wikimedia.org At each entrance, you'll find ...

Parco Naturale Valle del Ticino, Province of Novara, Italy
Mottarone in Italy’s Piedmont Region
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Mottarone in Italy’s Piedmont Region

There is a peak, the highest of the Mergozzolo group, that rises between Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore. Popularly known as the "Mountain of two lakes" but since the 1880s, it's better known as Mottarone. This mountainous massif is located in Italy's northern region of Piedmont. A ...

Mottarone, Stresa, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont
Mountain  Piedmont  Sport  
Historic Carnival Celebrations in Italy: Ivrea
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Historic Carnival Celebrations in Italy: Ivrea

Among the many Carnival celebrations in Italy, Ivrea's is one of the most historic and important. Let's find out more about Carnival in Ivrea in the Turin province of northern Italy! History of Carnival in Ivrea The first records regarding the celebrations date back to 1808. History ...

Ivrea, TO, Piedmont
Events  Piedmont  Winter