Pretty town of Baveno is located just few kilometers from Stresa going North.
It could be considered as a smaller Stresa, less crowded and chaotic. It has interesting details that we would like to tell you about.
If you would like to arrange a religious ceremony Baveno has an extraordinary monumental complex in its historical center which is totally pedestrian.
It was built back in 1500 and it includes San Gervasio and Protasio church, a huge Romanic tower bell, a baptism chapel and the stations of the cross build back in 1800 with amazing frescoes and marble columns. This special pink marble is coming from Baveno caves and it is really precious.
Lakeside walk in Baveno starts more or less where Hotel Lido Palace is – where Winston Churchill stayed for a long vacation.
Walking side of the lake you could appreciate great view on Borromeo Islands and Villa Branca on the other side.
Villa Branca was build back in 1800 and it has an English gothic style with its red bricks, white windows and peaks on the roof.
In the wide park around the villa there is a lovely church and a replica of an ancient castle. It was built by the owner of the villa in 1883 to hide “new” Lido Palace Hotel built in Villa Durazzo property just by Villa Branca gardens.
A lovely walk on Baveno lakeside could be a great occasion to take amazing wedding pictures with Borromeo Island on the background.
After Baveno pier you will meet the pretty art nouveau style square where town hall is. Here you can have the occasion to arrange your civil ceremony.
Then you will reach huge Hotel Dino one of the few just on the shores of the lake together with Grand Hotel Majestic in Pallanza and Hotel Conca Azzurra in Renco on the opposite side of the lake.
You can sto at Villa Fedora with a pretty public garden on the lake.
The villa was built in mid 1800 and it has been recently renewed. It is now where Chamber of Commerce of Verbania is.
Side of Villa Fedora just on the end of Selvaspessa river there is a lovely Beach club where you could arrange a fun and informal beach wedding or a romantic ceremony by the shores.
A wedding in Baveno could be full of surprises.
To know more about it please contact Lago Maggiore Sposi Team.
With their long experience on wedding planning our experts could help you arranging an unforgettable and perfect event.