Verbania Aboot this soondlisten  (Lombard: Verbania, Piedmontese: Verbania) is a ceety an comune (commune) on the shore o Loch Maggiore, Piemont, in northwast Italy, aboot 91 km (57 mi) north-wast o Milan an aboot 40 km (25 mi) frae Locarno in Swisserland.

Città di Verbania
Verbania pictured frae the summit o Mottarone
Verbania pictured frae the summit o Mottarone
Verbania is located in Italy
Location o Verbania in Italy
Coordinates: 45°56′N 08°32′E / 45.933°N 8.533°E / 45.933; 8.533
ProvinceVerbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
FrazioniAntoliva, Bieno, Biganzolo, Cavandone, Fondotoce, Intra, Pallanza, Possaccio, Suna, Torchiedo, Trobaso, Zoverallo
 • MayorMarco Zacchera (centre-right; electit 08/06/2009
 • Total37.6 km2 (14.5 sq mi)
197 m (646 ft)
 (30 Aprile 2009)
 • Total31,121
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28900, 28921-28925
Dialin code0323
Patron sauntVictor the Moor
Saunt dayMey 8
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid


It faces the ceety o Stresa leein at a distance o 3.7 km (2 mi) athort Loch Maggiore (16 km (10 mi) bi road). The present-day Verbania wis creatit bi the 1939 merger o the ceeties o Intra, Pallanza an Suna, an ither frazioni. Syne 1992 it haes been the caipital o the province o Verbano-Cusio-Ossola. A smaw islet leein a stane's throw frae the shores o Verbania (the Pallanza subdiveesion) an separatit frae it bi a narrae stretch o watter juist 10 or 15 metres' wide, kent as the Isolino di San Giovanni, is famous for haein been the hame o Arturo Toscanini atween the years o 1927 an 1952.

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Verbania-Pallanza railwey station, opened in 1905, forms pairt o the Milan–Domodossola railwey. It is in the Fondotoce destrict, atween Loch Mergozzo an the river Toce, juist upstream frae whaur the Toce flows intae Lake Maggiore.

Twin tounsEedit

Verbania is twinned wi the follaein ceeties an touns: