A Beautiful Day Driving from Baveno to Ascona

That was indeed a wonderful countryside trip! I enjoyed sitting in the bus during that trip from our 3-star hotel in Baveno, Italy to Ascona, Switzerland. I cannot complain with our hotel because that trip was really cheap. It cost 299.0 euros for a 5-day trip,  including all the  transportation, accommodation, sightseeing tours and breakfast and dinner. That travel was fantastic!

As our bus drove from  Baveno to Ascona, I really enjoyed watching the scenery along the Lago Maggiore or Lake Maggiore. The water, hills, historic towns and cities and all the views along the our way are all beautiful. Adding to it  was the perfect weather we had that day. It was already our fourth day of trip.

A beautiful seaside town in Lago Maggiore. © www.countrysidetrip.com

The narrow roads along Lake Maggiore. © www.countrysidetrip.com

Let me give you a bit information about Baveno. It is a small but charming  town and comune in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, part of Piedmont, northern Italy. It is located on the west shore of Lago Maggiore, 13 miles North West of Arona by rail.  Our tour guide explained that this town is famous  for its red granite. There are quarries to the north-west area of  Baveno. These red granites  supplied the columns for the Cathedral of Milan, the church of San Paolo fuori le Mura at Rome, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele at Milan and other important buildings.

One of the main attractions is an historic reach of villas and castles, built in the 19th century. Baveno was occupied in the pre-Roman Iron Age by the Lepontii, a tribe of the Ligures.

I will share to you next time about the beautiful place of Ascona.

Oggebbio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 130 km northeast of Turin and about 11 km northeast of Verbania.



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