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Attractive apartments in a 17th century Palazzo on the nice lakeside promenade

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment


About the property

Breathtaking view of the lake, elevator, WiFi, dishwasher and washing machine.

The apartments “Appartamenti Lungolago” which are tastefully furnished, with careful attention to detail, are in a 17th century Palazzo which is located directly on the approx. 8 km long lakeside promenade. The sun shines on this location throughout the entire day. Each of the attractive apartments is well-equipped, with a dishwasher and a washing machine and is easily accessible by elevator. WiFi is available gratis. Shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and the romantic historic town-centre of Pallanza are all within easy walking distance. The ferry landing-pier is just 200 m from the apartments. This means that you can easily explore the lake by boat and take many interesting excursions, including visits to the nearby Borromean Islands. Visitors interested in sporting activities may avail of the local tennis court, the public swimming-pool with strand and the public beach with recreation area, which are all only 500 - 900 m from the apartments. For those who enjoy hiking, the nearby Val Grande National Park provides many opportunities to discover this unique rugged and unspoiled region. The lakeside promenade is ideal for long walks – in approx. 30 minutes you can walk to the worldfamous botanical gardens in the Villa Taranto, with over 20,000 different plants from all over the World. To pack and un-pack your car, you may park directly in front of the house. A free public car park is in the immediate vicinity. Apartments no. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8 provide a gratis parking sticker which also entitles you to park free of charge in the public car parks in Pallanza. As this Palazzo attracts many regular visitors, it is advisable to book early!

Property Manager
Lago Reisen
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017


Verbania Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , jetted tub , bidet
    - toilet , shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 double
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Pallanza (approx. 10.000 inhabitants) has Roman origins and was first officially mentioned in the 11th century. Because of its important strategic location it was, like the neighbouring towns Intra and Suna, repeatedly under the control of various ruling families. Since 1939 these three towns form the provincial capital Verbania. At the beginning of the 19th century, tourism in this region developed and gained considerable impetus through the construction of the railway and the Simplon Pass. Many famous personalities came here to enjoy the splendid location in the Borromean Gulf, the mild climate and the resulting Mediterranean vegetation. The world-famous music conductor, Arturo Toscanini, spent many years living opposite Pallanza, on the small island San Giovanni, which is still privately owned by the Borromeo family. Here he found a refuge which afforded him the strength, peace and inspiration which he needed for his future projects. There is much to discover while walking through the charming historic town-centre with its mediaeval streets, churches, chapels, villas, gardens, arbour pathways, restaurants, bars, and numerous shops, as well as the wonderful lakeside promenade. The beautiful Art Nouveau villas are witnesses to a rich and unique era which no longer exists. One of these villas has become world-famous due to its park – the Villa Taranto – on the “Punta della Castagnola”. Here you can find a park of approx. 20 hectares with more than 20,000 different plants from all over the world. Not only is the botanical variety throughout the year impressive, but also the splendid location between the lake and the mountains. Incidentally, one of the most famous sons of the town, Giovanni Maria Farina, attained world-wide fame in Cologne in 1714. Thanks to his fine instinct and good sense of smell, the famous „Eau de Cologne“ was invented, and he described it thus: „My perfume is like a Spring morning in Italy, after a shower of rain: oranges, grapefruit, bergamot, lemons, cedar, lime and the blossoms and herbs of my homeland.“ Napoleon wished to buy the formula for himself and only some devious deception tactics prevented it from falling into his hands! After the French Revolution at the end of the 18th century, many attempts were made by rivals to copy the perfume and the name and because there was still no Trademark Protection Law at the time, „Eau de Cologne“ became synonymous with an entire range of perfumes.


Rates & Availability


  • Obligatory:
    - The final cleaning is € 50, -
    - Bed linen and towels for € 15, - per person
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