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Cannero Riviera

Cannero Riviera

A look at Cannero Riviera






Cannero Riviera


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.

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

Pro Loco Cannero Riviera
Via Orsi 1 - Cannero Riviera (VB)
Tel. +39 0323 788943
Opening hours: 9-12.30 e 15-19 (Tue-Sat), 9-12 (Sun)

Verbania: excursion to Cannero Riviera and Cannobio

Cannero Riviera citrus, castles on the water, the beautiful Cannobio palaces and the view of Switzerland from the lakeshore.

The legends of the submerged village of Lake Delio

In the province of Varese, near the towns of Maccagno with Pino and Veddasca, there is a lake that overlooks Lake Maggiore.

Next or present Events

  • Madonna del Carmine
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-07-08 2019-07-08 Europe/Rome Madonna del Carmine Cannero Riviera

  • Ferragosto Cannerese

    Add to calendar 2019-08-15 2019-08-15 Europe/Rome Ferragosto Cannerese Cannero Riviera

Past Events

  • Citrus exhibition
    From 10-03-2018
    To 19-03-2018
    Citrus exhibition

    Inauguration at the Sala "Pietro Carmine" Resort Lido

  • Perfume Corner
    Perfume Corner

    At the Villa Laura Ethnographic Museum

  • Handicrafts and food & wine markets
    From 12-05-2018
    To 13-05-2018
    Street markets

    at Hapimag zone.

  • Candles on the lake and procession of the Madonna del Carmine
    Religious occurrences

  • Monday Blues

    In Via M. D. D'Azeglio

  • Friday Folk

Other Events

  • Ambrosian Carnival of the "Magnan".
  • March - Citrus fruit At Cannero Riviera.
  • March/April - Exhibition of Camelia.
  • July, every Monday - Monday July in Blues.
  • Philarmonic Orchestra Concerts.