Tag: Heritage

Epiphany in Oltrefiume – Baveno

23rd December

The “Befana” will arrive in Oltrefiume

Here she comes… the old lady with broken shoes!

Even in 2015 you can’t miss the appointment with the “Befana” on Monday 5th January 2015 at 8.30 p.m. in the little hamlet Oltrefiume of Baveno.

Everyone, kids and adults wait for her arrival, that every year is always a surprise and then a lot of coloured socks for all kids full of delicious candies!

Event organized by “Comitato Festeggiamenti Oltrefiume”.


Santa Claus in Baveno

17th December

Santa Claus arrives in Baveno

When does Santa Claus arrive? At Christmas Eve!

That’s why he will arrive on Wednesday 24th December 2014 directy from the lake in IV Novembre square in Baveno. He will bring sweets to everybody!

But before arriving there, he will make a stop to greet children in hamlet Feriolo, where he will wait for you in front of Saint Carlo church at 5.30 p.m… Organized by Comitato Festeggiamenti Feriolo.



Christmas exposition in Verbania

12th December

The Great Exhibition of Nativity scenes from all over the world and Christmas decorations

In collaboration with Terrae Novae and Dolfi Land, Villa Giulia in Verbania-Pallanza will host from Sunday 14th December 2014 until Tuesday 6th January 2015 “The Great Exhibition of Nativity scenes from all over the world and Christmas decorations.”
The exposition will be open every day from 2.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on holidays and pre-holidays from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Many small “tastes” of Christmas


“Un Salto nel Passato” 2014

11th December

Baveno and its famous event “A Plunge into the Past”

The event “Un Salto nel Passato” is now in its eleventh edition. Important goal for a group of friends! Visitors estimated in recent editions were more than 20,000 people; this event became one of the most important of Verbania’s province.

Sunday 14th December 2014 in the centre of the lakeside town Baveno in the afternoon and in the evening all “inhabitants will go back in time”!

As tradition the path will be lit with torches, which will revive narrow alleys, hidden courtyards and characteristic corners. Recreation of blacksmith’s shop, revival of stonecutter’s art, patience of  washerwomen and much more lead visitors feel emotions that today life has deleted. In every corner groups of people stop to talk, … Read More »

Winter camellia 11th exposition

4th December

6th-7th-8th December 2014 at Villa Giulia Verbania-Pallanza

Lake Maggiore is one of the best area for acidophilic flowers cultivation: camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons… And here’s the queen of winter: the Winter camellia!

Winter camellia exhibition at Villa Giulia in Verbania-Pallanza from Saturday 6th December to Monday 8th December 2014.

Several events during this interesting camellia exposition: guided tours to villas’ gardens, conventions, meetings, food and wine tasting and so on…

Verbania-Pallanza at Villa Giulia Corso Zanitello, 10
Opening ceremony on Saturday 6th December 2014 at 10.30 a.m.
Free entrance for exposition and events from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.



Christmas Markets in Santa Maria Maggiore

3rd December

16th edition of Christmas Markets in Santa Maria Maggiore in Vigezzo Valley

From Saturday 6th to Monday 8th December 2014 in Santa Maria Maggiore there will be the largest Christmas Markets of Piedmont!
Long-awaited event with its typical 200 stands with red roof, it’s one of the largest in Italy; in 2013 attracted 50,000 visitors. For the first time this year three days of Christmas atmosphere.

In the heart of Piedmontese Alps, housed in a village that can give the visitor an authentic Christmas atmosphere, thanks to typical mountain architecture and to simple and elegant preparations…

Organized for the sixteenth consecutive year by the local “Pro Loco” and the municipality of Santa Maria Maggiore, markets will involve the entire old town centre and they will welcome 200 exhibitors … Read More »

“Saperi e Sapori” Cannobina Valley

28th November

“Saperi e Sapori” in Cannobina Valley
Pig Feast in Falmenta

On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014 “Saperi e Sapori” in Cannobina Valley and Pig Feast in Falmenta starting from 11 a.m.

To rediscover past flavours and learn more about our region!


Christmas tree of Arona

27th November

Lighting of the great Christmas tree of Arona

On Saturday 29th November 2014 in Arona the great Christmas tree will be lighted up, as tradition.

The ceremony will begin at the Astronomical evening twilight, it means exactly at 6.33 p.m.

A magic moment waiting for Christmas


Christmas Markets at Lake Maggiore’s area

26th November

Christmas Markets
at Verbano Cusio Ossola area

Before Christmas every weekend in the area of Verbano Cusio Ossola there is the possibility to visit charming Christmas Markets, full of surprises, interesting gift ideas, handicrafts, typical food and wine!

Let’s start with Varzo on Sunday, 23rd November and then let’s continue with those of Crevoladossola the following Sunday, 30th November 2014. Don’t miss markets of the “Pearl of Rosa”, Macugnaga, on 6th and 7th December; the same weekend you will find also wonderful Christmas markets in Santa Maria Maggiore from Saturday 6th to Monday 8th December 2014. Christmas stands in the centre of Domodossola on 13th and 14th December 2014 and to end, last appointment, for last minute shopping before Christmas in Omegna on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December … Read More »

For Christmas share an unforgettable emotion…

31st October

An unusual present!

Few days it’s Christmas and as usul no good ideas for presents!

But if you want, we can help you… have you ever been at Lake Maggiore, Mergozzo Lake, Orta Lake?! Or in Ossola Valley?! …If you may have been here already, are you sure to know very well all these places?! If you already know them very well, it’s time to do something different with your friends and/or relatives! But what can you do exactly?! Don’t worry we are plenty ideas and we are sure there’s the right one for you!

Feel free to contact us for a unique gift, personalized and special!

Just call us or send us an e-mail… you have just to tell us your opinions and ideas and we prepare a Voucher to grant your wihes!

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