“I saw a wedge-shaped gap between the mountains on the other side and thought that it should be Luino” Hemingway
Nobody can forget the main town on the Lombardy side of the Lake Maggiore, including Hemingway. A few kilometers from the Swiss border, typical and elegant with its Mediterranean atmosphere, it attracts many tourists.
Take a walk along the lakeshore and you will admire the old port, projected during Napoleon’s time, the church of Madonna del Carmine (15th century), the house of Serbelloni (18th century) and the adjacent palace, palazzo Verbania. Travellers feel thrown back to the old Lombard Era by taking a romantic walk to discover the old historic center, rich in Renaissance and Baroque buildings, courtyards and crafts/artisan shops.
The most colorful and picturesque street market takes place on Wednesdays and it dates back to the sixteenth century. Every week, especially in summer, it attracts many tourists.