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Castelli di Cannero

Castelli di Cannero, 28822 Cannobio, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy

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About Castelli di Cannero

Castelli di Cannero are three rocky islets of Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. It appears to majestically rise from the lake’s waters, giving the impression of floating. Positioned close to the shore of the Cannero Riviera, these fascinating ruins were once part of the Rocca Vitaliana, a fortress built to defend the land from Swiss invasions. All that remains of the castle on the western islet is a ruined tower and some crumbling parts of the wall.

Attractions near Castelli di Cannero

Monte Lema10.01km from Castelli di Cannero

Mount Lema is the most majestic summit of Italian Switzerland. Its natural green terrace overlooks the Southern valleys of Ticino, the Lake of Lugano, the Valleys of Luino, and of Lake Maggiore. It constitutes an important natural oasis, from which numerous and fascinating hikes start out; these follow the mountain crest and wind around mountain ridges through a breathtaking scenario.

Gridone11.91km from Castelli di Cannero

The Gridone, Ghiridone, or Monte Limidario is a mountain of the Lepontine Alps, overlooking Lake Maggiore near Brissago. At 2,188 meters above sea level, its summit straddles the border between Italy and Switzerland.  The summit can be easily reached from both sides, although it is nearly 2,000 meters above Lake Maggiore.

Brissago Islands12.26km from Castelli di Cannero

The Brissago Islands are one of Ticino’s most magical places - a small subtropical paradise on Lake Maggiore that is easily accessible by boat.  The islands were used as a refuge by early Christians.   The smaller Brissago island is covered by vegetation that grows of its own accord, and that is kept in its natural state.

Monte Gambarogno13.78km from Castelli di Cannero

Monte Gambarogno is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps, overlooking Lake Maggiore in the canton of Ticino. It lies on the range between Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano, culminating at Monte Tamaro.  The summit is a popular vantage point and is easily accessible with a road culminating at the Alpe di Neggia.

Monte Gradiccioli14.09km from Castelli di Cannero

Monte Gradiccioli is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps, located between Indemini and Sigirino in the canton of Ticino. It lies south of Monte Tamaro, on the range between Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano. One of the beautiful mountain in the area which is suitable for trekking and other adventure activities too.

Alpe di Neggia14.59km from Castelli di Cannero

Alpe di Neggia is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.  It connects Vira and Indemini. The pass lies in the saddle between Monte Tamaro and Monte Gambarogno. The maximum grade of the pass road is 12 percent. One of the beautiful and panoramic location in this area which is suitable for trekking and camping too.

Where is Castelli di Cannero

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Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east, and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders Switzerland to the northeast and France to the west. It has an area of 25,402 km2 making it the second-largest region of Italy after Sicily and a population of 4,322,805 as of 30 June 2020. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.