Every year in Cannobio we celebrate a miracle that happened a long time ago. The memory of that emotion though, is always present and relives just like the thousands of lights which are exposed throughout the old town of Cannobio and on the boats that follow the slow procession from the lake. This celebration is called the "Lumineri" of Cannobio. This is a very important event for the community but also for those who have learned to know and love Cannobio. At 7 pm on January 7th, immediately after the church celebration, the procession that accompanies the Sacra Costa along the streets shows up and the liturgical chants begin. The Sacra Costa is therefore brought back to the place from which everything originated, in the past the house of Tommaso Zacchei and now the Sanctuary of the Santissima Pietà. After the celebration both restaurants and homes cook a traditional meal: pasta with beans and luganighe with boiled vegetables. In conclusion Cannobio recalls, year after year, the miracle that took place between its narrow streets so long ago and approaches the celebration of the fifth centenary (1522).
Every year in Cannobio we celebrate a miracle that happened a long time ago. The memory of that emotion though, is always present and relives
Whoever has been to Verbania, on Lake Maggiore, for a long time or even only for a summer afternoon has certainly visited the Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto. Coming into the gardens of Villa Taranto is just like travelling through foreign lands. The gardens were established 1931-1940 by Scotsman Neil Boyd McEacharn. He firstly bought an existing villa with its neighbouring estates and then undertook substantial changes to the landscape, including the addition of major water features employing 8 km of pipes. He then set the name “Villa Taranto” in honour of his ancestor Etienne Jacques Joseph Alexandre MacDonald, named Duke of Taranto by Napoleon. They opened to the public in 1952 and after McEacharn’s death in 1964 have been run by a non-profit organization which preserves this incomparable botanical treasure and its natural beauties. A visit to Villa Taranto is therefore a must at Lake Maggiore since these gardens reward the visitor with seasonal beauty and natural sceneries.
Whoever has been to Verbania, on Lake Maggiore, for a long time or even only for a summer afternoon has certainly visited the Botanical Gardens
A guided walking tour through the old town of Cannobio to discover the history and the mysteries of this beautiful lake town and then enjoy an aperitif in good company. Are you joining us? Our Cannobio walking tour begins right from the heart of the old town and strolling through its "streccie" (tiny streets!) accompanied by our guide we learn Cannobio fascinating story and even a miracle that happened here a long time ago. A rewarding aperitif on the lakeside is offered at the end of our tour.
A guided walking tour through the old town of Cannobio to discover the history and the mysteries of this beautiful lake town and then enjoy