15 Best Things To Do In Baveno, Italy

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Are you visiting Italy soon? Make sure to take a side trip to Baveno, a small town in the northern part of Italy. This municipality lies in the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola province of the Piedmont region and is close to Lake Maggiore and also near France and Switzerland. The red granite quarries is a famous source of the materials used to build the columns of several important cathedrals in Italy. Villas and castles built in the 19th century have attracted history buffs, architects, art lovers, and many other tourists to the small town. Savor Italian food at Amelie Ristorante Afficattamere Baveno or have a late-night dinner at Sottosopra where there is outdoor seating. To make sure that you will never have a dull moment while having a vacation, here is a list of the exciting things to do in Baveno, Italy.

1. See the exhibits at Museo Granum

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Museo Granum is a small museum that showcases granite and the tools that were used to work on it. This kind of stone is historically and economically significant to Baveno as many great structures had been built using the pink granite. Displayed in the museum are the different kinds of stones and the tools used to shape these hard objects into something with aesthetic value. If you are interested in stone carving, the museum will be a great source of information.

Museo Granum

Address: Piazza della Chiesa, 8, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Website: Museo Granum

Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:30am - 12:30pm; Tue, Thu: 10:30am - 12:30pm, 3pm - 6pm; Sat: 9am - 12:30pm (closed on Sun)

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2. Relax at Villa Fedora Parco Pubblico

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Relax amidst lovely blooms on the villa’s gardens or on the beach below at Villa Fedora Parco Pubblico. The villa is a 19th-century structure and used to be the home of a famous musician. The name Fedora came from the title of an opera. The municipal park of Baveno surrounds the lovely house and many kinds of flowers lend color to the surroundings. The oak trees provide shade and one can relax underneath them. Below is a long stretch of beach where you can take a stroll, let the children play, and swim. No admission fee is charged. One can bring chairs, beach umbrellas, or even picnic tables to the park.

Villa Fedora Parco Pubblico

Address: Str. Nazionale del Sempione, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Website: Villa Fedora Parco Pubblico

Opening hours: 8:30am - 10:30pm (daily)

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3. View Monumento allo Scalpellino

Monumento allo scalpellino, Baveno

Posted by Baveno è turismo e cultura on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

View the Monumento allo Scalpellino that has been placed along the lake and across the town square. This work of art by the famous sculptor from Bavaria, Raffaele Polli, is made from pink granite for which Baveno is famous. It depicts a life-size stonemason ready to start work on the block of pink stone. On the background is the serene Gulf of Borromeo.

Monumento allo Scalpellino

Address: 28831 Baveno, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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4. Try the best ice cream at Gelateria La Deliziosa

After going around the town for hours, refresh yourself at Gelateria La Deliziosa, where you can find ice cream in various flavors. If you are traveling with your family, the kids will simply find the ice cream heavenly. Located at the center of the town of Baveno, the gelateria is easy to find. All flavors come from natural products, which explains why the ice cream here tastes different from the one sold in other shops. People of all ages come here for some ice cream, especially during the hot days.

Gelateria La Deliziosa

Address: Via XXV Aprile, 3/5, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Website: Gelateria La Deliziosa

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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5. Have fun at Aquadventure Park Lake Maggiore

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Posted by AquadventurePark Lago Maggiore on Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Have fun at AquadventurePark Lake Maggiore, the first adventure park of its kind in Baveno and in the region. Bring the whole family to enjoy some sports and games. Small children can ride animal-shaped rubber boats in the swimming pool. For those who want a thrilling adventure, the Tibetan trails suspended high from the ground are a challenge. There are bridges to cross, ladders to climb, and cable slides. The excitement does not end here. You can climb an artificial wall, go cycling on a bike circuit, or experience a four-station acrobatic jump. Make sure to have this once-in-lifetime experience while visiting Baveno.

AquadventurePark Lake Maggiore

Address: Via Cavalli, 18, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Website: AquadventurePark Lake Maggiore

Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am - 8:30pm; Tue, Thu: 12am - 8:30pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 7pm

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6. Indulge in delicious fare at Amelie Ristorante Affittacamere Baveno

If your wanderings in Baveno takes you to the quaint part of the town, finding Amélie Ristorante Affittacamere Baveno is your reward. Indulge in excellently prepared food paired with the best wine for a perfect dinner. A recipient of the Certificate of Excellence Award for 2015 to 2019, this restaurant really deserves the recognition. With friendly, courteous, and helpful staff to the welcoming chef, guests feel that dining here is worth the effort and the trip. A staff usually assists customers in selecting the perfect wine to go with the dish, adding to the superb experience. Make your visit to Baveno complete by dining at Amelie Ristorante Afficattamere Baveno.

Amelie Ristorante Affittacamere Baveno

Address: Via I Maggio, 17, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Website: Amelie Ristorante Affittacamere Baveno

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7:30pm - 10pm; Sun - 12:30pm - 2pm

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7. Discover excellent food at Posta Baveno

Located near the church, Posta Baveno is a favorite dining place of locals and toursits alike, especially for pasta lovers. You can also order other delectable meat and vegetable dishes here as well as the most heavenly dessert. Food is well-matched wine. You can reserve an outdoor table and enjoy watching the crowd on the square walking around and looking for something to do or someplace to go. Service is also excellent and the staff is always willing to help any way they can. For the generous servings and excellent service, prices are considered to be affordable.

Posta Baveno

Address: Piazza Dante Alighieri, 16, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Website: Posta Vabeno

Opening hours: 12pm - 2pm, 6:30pm - 10pm (daily)

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8. Dine in a cozy ambiance at La Perla del Lago

Bring your friends for an unforgettable late-night dinner at La Perla del Lago, an award-winning restaurant facing Lake Maggiore. This place is famous for its various flavors of pizza. You can also request something special if you are on a strict diet. They serve vegetarian and gluten-free meals. Other meat and vegetable dishes are sumptuous and served in large portions. The restaurant is located in a shopping center so that you can dine here after spending a day of shopping. Service is excellent, the food and wine are perfect, and prices are reasonable. You can also enjoy the magnificent view of Lake Maggiore at night.

La Perla del Lago

Address:Lago Maggiore Center, Km. 87, SS33, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Website: La Perla del Lago

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 12 - 2:30pm, 7pm - 10pm (closed on Wed)

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9. Grab a drink at Lido Beach Club Baveno

Posted by Lido Beach Club Baveno on Saturday, 14 September 2019

Grab a drink at Lido Beach Club Baveno after swimming or relaxing on the beach. There are day beds and beach chairs that you can rent if you wish to spend a lovely afternoon. You can come in the morning for the brunch or later in the night for dinner. There is a wide selection of meals and drinks at a reasonable price range. Sip your drink while inhaling the salty breeze or while feasting your eyes on the serene water. This restaurant is family-friendly and special meals are prepared for small children.

Lido Beach Club Baveno

Address: Via Piave, 66, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Website: Lido Beach Club Baveno

Opening hours: Mon: 9am - 6pm; Tue - Sun: 9am - 12am

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10. Shop at Maxi Di Srl Baveno

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Buy more for less at Maxi Di Srl Baveno, where you can find almost all items on sale. You can shop for fresh food supplies, groceries, clothes, household wares, kitchen wares, toys, shoes and bags, and furniture at wholesale prices. There are also wines and other beverages. You will save money, as well as time since you do not have to commute from one store to another find what you need. If you are just visiting Baveno, you can find here some souvenir or gift items to bring home.

Maxi Di Srl

Address: Sempione National Road Feriolo Nord, 58, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Website: Maxi Di Srl

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 7pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

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11. Give your wardrobe a facelift from Cambioarmadio outlet abbigliamento

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Check the Cambioarmado outlet abbigliamento for a complete change of your wardrobe for the coming season. This shop sells clothes for all ages and sexes. Everything is made in Italy and depicts Italian fashion and style. Customers can find a wide selection of hats, shoes, bags, watches, glasses, underwear, perfumes, and cosmetics. If you are a sports enthusiast, there are spotswear for sale, including the right attire for water sports. Choose from among several fashion lines that the shop carries and enjoy high-quality items at the most reasonable prices.

Cambioarmadio outlet abbigliamento

Address: Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 21, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Opening hours: 9:30am - 12:30pm, 3:30pm - 7:30pm (daily)

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12. Sample the nightlife at D.D. Cafe in Giavani Rosangela Bar Baveno

Experience an exciting nightlife while vacationing at Baveno. Grab a cold drink and hearty and savory meals at D.D. Café in Giavani Rosangela Bar. There is a wide selection of liquor and spirits to suit everyone’s tastes and preferences and to go well with the dishes that the bar serves. Sports enthusiasts can watch professional football, basketball, and other ball games on a widescreen. You can opt to have a seat at the terrace outside and relax with a glass of cool drinks at the terrace. Hang out with friends and have fun until the wee hours.

D.D. Cafe in Giavani Rosangela Bar Baveno

Address: Via Piave, 1, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Opening hours: 7am - 2am (daily)

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13. Relish cocktails by the lakeside at Miralago Sas Di Leone C.E.C.

Enjoy views of the lake while indulging in delicious food and drinks at Miralago Sas Di Leone C. E C. bar. If you are craving for classic Italian fare, you can have as much as you want of the best pasta and pizzas in Baveno and in the region. Try the vegetable soup and the fish dishes and experience a gastronomic delight. A wide selection of wine and other beverages are available. Service is excellent as well. During fine weather days, you can sit outside and enjoy the view of the lake from a different vantage point.

Miralago Sas Di Leone C.E.C.

Address: Viale della Vittoria, 12, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 10am - 11:30pm (closed on Wed)

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14. Stay close to nature at Camping Village Parisi

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Stay close to nature at Camping Village Parisi where you can stay for a day or more in the midst of nature’s splendor. Come with your family and friends and spend nights under the stars, take long walks or go on hikes, or explore the lake nearby. Situated close to the heart of Baveno, the camps dot the whole area. Everything in the campsite is well-organized, with designated areas for tents and for mobile homes that are small, standard, or superior. There are excursions organized by the staff of the campsite. You can see the different nature parks and reserves, take a short trip to the neighboring towns, visit the museums and art galleries, or pamper yourself in the spa and the thermal baths near Baveno. A stay in Camping Village Parisi is one way of experiencing and seeing everything that Baveno offers.

Camping Village Parisi

Address: Via Piave, 50, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Website: Camping Village Parisi

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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15. Enjoy freshly baked bread at Panetteria Profumi Di Pane

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Posted by Panetteria Profumi Di Pane on Friday, 6 April 2018

Find freshly baked bread and pastries at Panetteria Profumi di Pane. While the store is very simple, the baskets are adorned with mouthwatering bread fresh from the oven. You can at once smell the scent of bread being baked in the oven and all you need to do to find it is to follow where your nose leads you. Aside from bread, there are cupcakes, pastries, pizza, and tarts with fruit fillings. Two nice and helpful ladies man the store and service is excellent.

Panetteria Profumi Di Pane

Address: Via 17 Martiri, 7, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy

Opening hours: Mon - Wed, Fri - Sat: 6am - 1pm, 4pm - 7pm; Sun: 6am - 1pm (closed on Thu)

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Make Baveno, Italy your next travel destination

Make Baveno, Italy your next travel destination
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Is your next vacation coming up? Have a fun-filled trip with limitless exciting things to do in Baveno, Italy. Enjoy nature at its best and feast your eyes on the spectacular scenery near the lake. Explore the town’s beautiful beaches and indulge your palate in several outstanding restaurants, cafes, and bars in the area. Visit some historic sites to learn more about the history and heritage of this lovely Italian town.

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