Verbania is a city on the promontory at the northern side of the entrance to the Borromean Bay, a western arm of Lake Maggiore in Piedmont, Italy. The city has several parts, as it was formed from the merger of several towns. Pallanza is in the south, on the end of the promontory. Suna is to the west along the bay. Intra is outside the bay, to the north of Pallanza, on the other side of a river, the Torrente San Bernardino. Verbania has a population of 30,000.

Get in

By train

Trains run from Milan, via Busto Arsizio and Gallarate (both near Milano Malpensa Airport) to Verbania Pallanza station. The station is several km from the town – the half-hourly bus service run by VCO Trasporti between Omegna and Verbania stops at the station.

By bus

S.A.F. runs the Alibus from both terminals of Malpensa Airport, terminating at Verbania, seasonally Apr-Oct. Services are 2–3 hours apart. You must book by 11am the previous day (by 11am Sa for Monday trips). Buy tickets on board, cash only. €15.

By boat

Navigazione Laghi provides ferry services around Lake Maggiore. The most frequent passenger services are around the Borromean Bay, between Stresa, Baveno, the Borromean Islands and Verbania. There is a car ferry from Laveno-Mombello on the eastern side of Lake Maggiore to Intra.

Get around



Open-air market all of Saturday near the ferry dock at Intra. A variety of goods and food.

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