Cannero Riviera is a typical medieval village located on the Piedmont side of Lake Maggiore. Famous for their history are the Castles of Cannero
 
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Cannero Riviera

Orange flowers on Lake Maggiore
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Municipality of Cannero Riviera
Province of Verbania-Cusio-Ossola
Piedmont Region

Population: 936
Altitude centre: 225 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Borghi Sostenibili del Piemonte
Paesi bandiera arancione
Unione del Lago Maggiore

Municipality of Cannero Riviera
Via Municipio, 14 - Cannero Riviera (VB)
Tel. +39 0323 788091

The village of Cannero Riviera extends on the Piedmont side of Lake Maggiore. Characteristic of the area are two islets surmounted by suggestive sixteenth century castles, better known as the Castles of Cannero.

Cannero appears for the first time in a document of disposal of real estate in 985. But the municipal independence arrives in the XIV century. In 1524 the Sforza destroy the country as territory loyal to the Visconti. A story with a part have the castles that are placed on small islands. The castle said Malpaga, was the refuge of the Mazzarditi brothers and conquered by Filippo Maria Visconti. The other fortress called Vitaliana is of the XVI century and is the relevance of the Borromeo. Then came both abandoned and in view also of the inviting location were used as a refuge for bandits and counterfeiters and then used again from the Borromeo as citrus grove and rabbit.

Walking in the village you can admire the villas from the lush Mediterranean vegetation (cedars, lemons, oranges, grapefruits, olives), ancient manor houses, a picturesque marina dug in the rock, small tracks typically medieval churches and chapels. Chose it as their residence, Cannero Massimo D'Azeglio and Laura Solera Mantegazza, whose houses you can still admire today. The current parish church of Cannero is dedicated to S. Giorgio and was erected in 1836 on the premises of the old church destroyed by a flood the 14 September 1829. The building, a circular plan with dome, has elegant shapes and an inside very collected and finely decorated. There are preserved the relics of S. Fausto Martyr, transferred from the catacombs of San Callisto in Rome.

Cannero Riviera is also a land of flowers, in particular camellias whose flourishing you can admire, for some specimens, even in winter. His name is linked to water, from the Celtic "Cenn in ar" (tip on the water) or from the latin "singing or Canerum" (Canneto) and the mediterranean climate "Riviera" (added in 1947). Behind it stands the Monte Morissolo, a wooded mountain typically prealpina, dotted with villages. Present on the territory there are some stretches of the defensive system on the Northern Frontier toward Switzerland.

Video by Matthias Pfistner

Other destinations nearby

Cannobio
Cannobio
In Cannobio, located on the shore of Lake Maggiore, there are numerous architectural buildings, including the Palazzo della Ragione and Casa Pironi
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola - 4.65 KM from Cannero Riviera
Laveno
Laveno
The village of Laveno is located on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Lombardy. Laveno is also considered an important center for the production of ceramics and porcelain, among the largest in Italy and Europe
Varese - 13.29 KM from Cannero Riviera
Stresa
Stresa
Stresa, overlooking Lake Maggiore near the Gulf where the famous Borromean Islands are located, is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations in northern Italy.
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola - 18.85 KM from Cannero Riviera
Angera
Angera
Angera is undoubtedly a charming lakeside town: it is an ancient village behind which stands the majestic Rocca Borromeo,
Varese - 28.86 KM from Cannero Riviera
Vogogna
Vogogna
Vogogna is located a few kilometers from Lake Maggiore. The village is the ideal setting for civil and religious events
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola - 29.86 KM from Cannero Riviera
Orta San Giulio
Orta San Giulio
Orta San Giulio rises along the waters of Lake Orta: a strategic point and one of the ideal stages from which to admire the small body of water.
Novara - 32.32 KM from Cannero Riviera

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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