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Cannobio

Cannobio

A look at Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio

Cannobio is a frontier village with Switzerland on the Riva north-west of Lake Maggiore and the mouth of the valley Cannobina, in Piedmont. In spite of the scarcity of the number of inhabitants (little more than 5000), is characterized by a high extension, due to the number of fractions that belong to the village.

The country has ancient origins, perhaps preromane; the demonstrate some burials to cremation, return the light between the XVI and the XVII century near the current track Rezio Field. After the annexation to the Roman Empire in the north of Italy and the alpine valleys (I century a.C.), Cannobio was certainly a commercial center and strategic and seat of a fleet of the lakes. Certain facts about the existence of the village we find them in the X century: in 929 it is known that for certain that it was the seat of a Curtis Regia. The medieval age was without doubt very prosperous, especially from the point of view of manufacturing and commercial, and in 1207 Cannobio had the title of "Borgo". The period of the late-medieval was characterized by the historical bond with the city of Milan, even in the context of the diocesan ecclesiastical and: by virtue of this link Cannobio and some neighboring municipalities used and still use the Ambrosian rite for liturgical functions in contrast to the other centers of the Piedmontese shore of the lake, always linked to the Roman rite. The end of the XIX century was characterized by the introduction of numerous industries, now disappeared, that have characterised the history of the country: silk mill, tanneries, Cartiera, etc.

On the lakeside and along the streets that lead up to the main road you can admire the palaces of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Strolling among the ancient cobbled lanes you can discover the Palazzo della Ragione of the XII century and the Tower of the town, the fifteenth-century house of the pyrones, the sixteenth-century Sanctuary on the lake, the Collegiata di San Vittore of the eighteenth century (the facade dates back however to 1842). In the locality of Traffiume is surprised by an unmissable natural spectacle: the Orrido di Sant'Anna. This is a sparkling waterfall, dug in the rocks by the waters of the torrent Cannobino; nearby is a small church of 1665 dedicated to the Saint. A pleasant excursion, from the lakeside promenade on the road for Cannero, leads to the village of Carmine above that stands alone on a spur of rock overhanging the lake. Here, with a job that lasted for almost a century (1334-1431), was built the church of San Gottardo. Despite being called the Castles of Cannero, actually belong in the municipal territory of Cannobio the two rocky islets that still bear the traces of the ancient fortifications now in ruins.

The constant and favor the presence of wind has allowed Cannobio becoming an important center and a destination of reference for those who practice sailing sports, but also other water sports are well represented also thanks to the fact that, since 2002, and with few interruptions, the country has been awarded the Blue Flag, as the nearby Cannero.

Among the events characteristics is to remember the feast of Lumineri (7 and 8 January) in commemoration of the miracle of piety. On the lakeside develops throughout the period of the year in the picturesque market of Sunday, recall also for neighboring Swiss buyers.

Municipality of Cannobio
Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
Piedmont Region

Population: 5.182
Altitude centre: 214 m a.s.l.

the Municipality is part of:
Paesi bandiera arancione
Unione del Lago Maggiore
Comuni Termali

Municipality of Cannobio
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele III 1, 28822 Cannobio VB
Tel. +39 0323 71415

Pro Loco Cannobio
Via A. Giovanola 25 - Cannobio (VB)
Tel. +39 0323 71212
Opening hours 9-12 and 16-19 (Mon-Fri), only in the morning on Sun-Sat

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Castles of Cannero: floating fortresses for petrified pirates and ghostly sailors

The Mazzarditi brothers, the scary brigands who with their crimes were able to dominate the whole area of Lake Maggiore

Next or present Events

  • Santissima Pietà
    08-01-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-01-08 2019-01-08 Europe/Rome Santissima Pietà Cannobio

Past Events

  • 50° Marcia dei Lanternitt
    27-01-2018
    Festival

  • Carnival Ambrosiano Cannobiese 2018:
    10-02-2018
    Carnival

  • Carnival Ambrosiano Cannobiese 2018:
    16-02-2018
    Carnival

    At the Palacarnevale

  • Carnival Ambrosiano Cannobiese 2018:
    17-02-2018
    Carnival

    For the streets of the village and the evening at the Palacarnevale.

  • Carnival Ambrosiano Cannobiese 2018: Traditional Carnival closing bonfire at Traffiume
    18-02-2018
    Carnival

    In the municipal square of Traffiume

  • Profumo di caffè. Other proposals at the Teatro Nuovo
    05-05-2018
    Culture

    By Tempo d'Arte Association.

  • Spazio negato. Spazio immaginato - Ubaldo Rodari Exhibition
    From 24-03-2018
    To 06-05-2018
    Exhibitions

    At Palazzo Parasi space and painting intersect arise new visions of pictorial territory. Ubaldo Rodari inscribes his pictorial investigation in the tradition of the abstraction and however formula a true discourse around the practice of painting and engraving. Free entry. Hours: 10-12 Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Saturday 10-12 and 16-18.

  • Feast of San Gottardo
    06-05-2018
    Religious occurrences

    at Carmine Superiore.

  • Inquinamento Acustico Band live music
    12-05-2018
    Concerts

    on the lakeside.

  • Overwhelmed by... ballroom dancing
    17-05-2018
    Meetings

    in the former school of Traffiume with Gianpaolo Arfacchia.

  • Vintage Cars Parade
    19-05-2018
    Exhibitions

    on the lakeside.

  • Creatives' Village Market
    19-05-2018
    Street markets

  • Collecting at Cannobio
    19-05-2018
    Street markets

    Collecting Market

  • Concert of Pentecost of Cannobiese Philharmonic
    20-05-2018
    Concerts

  • Handicrafts and food & wine markets
    From 19-05-2018
    To 21-05-2018
    Street markets

    on Hapimag zone

  • Solemnity of Pentecost
    From 20-05-2018
    To 21-05-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Sunday May 20: 17:00 at the Collegiate Church of S. Vittore Mass concelebrated and descent of the Reliquary of Sacred Costa, follows a solemn procession to the Sanctuary of the SS. Piety. Monday 21 May: 10:30 at the Shrine Mass concelebrated, hours 15:30 Celebration of Vespers Ambrosian and procession of return to the Collegiate Church of S. Vittore.

  • Piedmont Regional Market
    From 25-05-2018
    To 26-05-2018
    Feasts

    Piedmont and its products, events and territory.

  • Not only wind. Sports Festival
    26-05-2018
    Sports

    Volleyball, running, bowling, diving, sailing, canoeing and much more.

  • Spring Festival
    26-05-2018
    Feasts

    at the Sports Center of Moggia di Gurro (Cannobina Valley).

  • Carlo Manini - Rigore e meraviglia. Drawings and watercolors
    From 05-05-2018
    To 27-05-2018
    Exhibitions

    At the Panizza Showroom in Corso Belvedere 114 at Ghiffa.

  • Ugo Nespolo Exhibition
    From 12-05-2018
    To 01-07-2018
    Exhibitions

    At Palazzo Parasi. Free entry. Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10:30 to 12:30. Friday and Saturday from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 16 to 18.

  • Open singing-Choirs in the square
    08-07-2018
    Shows

  • Night of notes-moonlight concerts
    09-07-2018
    Concerts

    On the Lakefront

  • Tamala Clown Show
    13-07-2018
    Festival

    On the Lakefront

  • Country Party-Barbecue
    From 14-07-2018
    To 15-07-2018
    Festival

  • 'Dirty Dixie Jazz Band' concert
    16-07-2018
    Concerts

    On the Lakefront

  • 17-07-2018
    Festival

  • Concert ' D-Soul '
    18-07-2018
    Concerts

    On the Lakefront

  • Concert ' Brass Canöbi '
    20-07-2018
    Concerts

    On the Lakefront

  • 'Elia & Friends ' concert-Live folk, Blues & Country music
    20-07-2018
    Concerts

    On the Lakefront

  • 'Collecting at Cannobio'-collecting market
    21-07-2018
    Street markets

    On the Lakefront

  • Pizza Festival
    22-07-2018
    Feasts

    Old Town

  • 'Mystic Sound' concert
    30-07-2018
    Concerts

    On the Lakefront

  • Concert ' Dust of Stars '-music swing
    31-07-2018
    Concerts

    On the Lakefront

  • Theatre Festival, music and street comedy
    From 01-08-2018
    To 02-08-2018
    Festival

    On the Lakefront

  • Spritz Evening
    03-08-2018
    Feasts

    in via Magistris

  • 'Spazzacà'-second-hand and new market
    04-08-2018
    Street markets

    On the Lakefront

  • Fireworks Show
    04-08-2018
    Shows

    On the Lakefront

  • Concert ' Revolver Duo '-Beat & Pop Years ' 60
    06-08-2018
    Concerts

    On the Lakefront

  • The way of Prosecco
    10-08-2018
    Feasts

    in via Magistris

  • 6th National Motorbike-Goldwing Italia
    From 31-08-2018
    To 01-09-2018
    Sports

    On the Lakefront

  • Autumn Orange Flags-Add a village to the table
    From 29-09-2018
    To 30-09-2018
    Festival

Other Events

  • Weekly Market: Every Sunday, in Piazza Martiri della Libertà, in Piazza Vittorio Emenuele III and in Via Magistris;
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