Verbania

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Verbania
Comune
Città di Verbania
Verbania pictured from the summit of Mottarone
Verbania pictured from the summit of Mottarone
Verbania is located in Italy
Verbania
Verbania
Location of Verbania in Italy
Coordinates: 45°56′N 08°32′E / 45.933°N 8.533°E / 45.933; 8.533Coordinates: 45°56′N 08°32′E / 45.933°N 8.533°E / 45.933; 8.533
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Frazioni Antoliva, Bieno, Biganzolo, Cavandone, Fondotoce, Intra, Pallanza, Possaccio, Suna, Torchiedo, Trobaso, Zoverallo
Government
 • Mayor Silvia Marchionini (Partito Democratico; elected 08/06/2014)
Area
 • Total 37.6 km2 (14.5 sq mi)
Elevation 197 m (646 ft)
Population (30 April 2009)
 • Total 31,121
 • Density 830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Verbanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28900, 28921-28925
Dialing code 0323
Patron saint Victor the Moor
Saint day May 8
Website Official website

Verbania [verˈbaːnja] (Lombard: Verbania, Piemontese: Verbania) is the most populous comune (municipality) and the capital city of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. It is situated on the shore of Lake Maggiore, about 91 km (57 mi) north-west of Milan and about 40 km (25 mi) from Locarno in Switzerland. It had a population of 31,121 at 30 April 2009.

Overview[edit]

It faces the city of Stresa lying at a direct distance of 3.7 km (2 mi) across Lake Maggiore, and 16 km (10 mi) by road. The present-day Verbania was created by the 1939 merger of the cities of Intra, Pallanza and Suna, and other frazioni. Since 1992 it has been the capital of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola. A small islet lying a stone's throw from the shores of the Pallanza frazione and separated from it by a narrow stretch of water just 10 or 15 metres' wide, known as the Isolino di San Giovanni, is famous for having been the home of Arturo Toscanini between the years of 1927 and 1952.

Main sights[edit]

Giardini Botanici Villa Taranto is an estate with fine botanical gardens.

Transport[edit]

Verbania-Pallanza railway station, opened in 1905, forms part of the Milan–Domodossola railway. It is in the Fondotoce district, between Lake Mergozzo and the river Toce, just upstream from where the Toce flows into Lake Maggiore.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Verbania is twinned with the following cities and towns:

Notable people[edit]

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