The Surrounding Area
There are many scenic locations, both cultural and natural, in the magnificent region that surrounds the Cuore Verde (Green Heart).
The Borromean Islands are the veritable joy of the Lake Maggiore, naturally occurring pearls that man has learned to conserve and enhance over the years. Also, it is impossible not to bring up Stresa, the pearl of the Borromean Gulf; Verbania, with its beautiful villas; or Arona and Angera with their Rocca (a high, fortifiable stronghold on which the towns are clustered).
On the Lake Orta we find small towns such as Omegna, capital of the household items; Orta San Giulio, whose island is dominated by the Romanesque Church and an ancient monastery; and Pella, with its enchanting lakeside.