The last Italian outpost before the Swiss border, the centre of Cannobio is particularly picturesque with clusters of pastel-coloured houses overlooking a labyrinth of cobbled alleyways. Via al Castello is an ancient street that has remained virtually untouched for centuries, with toutuous stairways winding between multi-storeyed houses. The promenade, one of the most beautiful on Lake Maggiore, is embellished with historic structures, arcades, boutiques and cafés on one side and the beach and water on the other. The promenade culminates in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele III, the most important square in town.


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