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Comune di Ghiffa
Landscape from the Sacro Monte di Ghiffa.
Landscape from the Sacro Monte di Ghiffa.
Coat of arms of Ghiffa
Coat of arms
Ghiffa is located in Italy
Location of Ghiffa in Italy
Coordinates: 45°57′N 8°37′E / 45.950°N 8.617°E / 45.950; 8.617Coordinates: 45°57′N 8°37′E / 45.950°N 8.617°E / 45.950; 8.617
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Frazioni Carpiano, Cargiago, Caronio, Ceredo, Deccio, Frino, Ronco, San Maurizio, Selva, Susello
 • Mayor Roberto Suman
 • Total 13.95 km2 (5.39 sq mi)
Elevation 201 m (659 ft)
Population (30 September 2008)[1]
 • Total 2,385
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ghiffesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28823
Dialing code 0323
Website Official website

Ghiffa (Ghifa in Lombard) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) northeast of Turin and about 7 kilometres (4 mi) northeast of Verbania on the western shore of the Lake Maggiore.

It is most famous for the Sacro Monte, a site of pilgrimage and worship close to it, inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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