Facing the Borromeo Islands is the town of Baveno, characterized by precious examples of architecture, famous hotels, residences and campsites. Since the early 19th century, it has been a well-known tourist resort, as shown by its sumptuous villas, among which Villa Branca, where Queen Victoria stayed, and Villa Fedora, which belonged to the famous composer Umberto Giordano and now houses the Chamber of Commerce of the Verbano-Cusio Ossola area.
Every year, in the month of July, in Baveno takes place the Festival in memory of Umberto Giordano, 15 days of music, poetry and literature.
Baveno is also renowned for its Pink Granite (some of the most important monuments in the world have been made of this material) and the monumental complex of the parish Church of SS. Gervasio and Protasio: its baptistery dates back to the Paleochristian age (5th century) and you can admire some renaissance frescoes inside.
At 3 Km. from the Baveno, we found the town of Feriolo, a beautiful resort on a natural bay: once a stone-cutter and fishing village, it is now mainly an open air tourist centre. On the road that runs along the shore towards Verbania Fondotoce you can find 6 well equipped campsites.