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Verbania listen (Lombard: Verbania, Piemontese: Verbania) is a city and comune (commune) on the shore of Lake Maggiore, Piedmont, in northwest Italy, about 91 km (57 mi) north-west of Milan and about 40 km (25 mi) from Locarno in Switzerland. Overview It faces the city of Stresa lying at a distance of 3.7 km (2 mi) across Lake Maggiore (16 km (10 mi) by road). The present-day Verbania was created by the 1939 merger of the cities of Intra, Pallanza and Suna, and other frazioni. Since 1992 it has been the capital of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola. An small islet lying a stone's throw from the shores of Verbania (the Pallanza subdivision) and separated from it by a narrow stretch of water just 10 or 15 metres' wide, known as the Isolino di San Giovanni, is famous for having been the home of Arturo Toscanini between the years of 1927 and 1952. Main sights Giardini Botanici Villa Taranto, an estate with fine botanical gardens. Transport Verbania-Pallanza railway station, opened in 1905, forms part of the Milan–Domodossola railway. It is in the Fondotoce district, between Lake Mergozzo and the river Toce, just upstream from where the Toce flows into Lake Maggiore. International relations Twin towns – Sister cities Verbania is twinned with the following cities and towns: Bourg-de-Péage, France Crikvenica, Croatia East Grinstead, United Kingdom Mindelheim, Germany Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain Schwaz, Austria Piatra Neamţ, Romania Notable people Samuele Beretta (b. 1990), footballer Beniamino Bonomi (b. 1968), canoeist Emanuela Brizio (b. 1968), mountain runner Luigi Cadorna (1850–1928), Field Marshal of Italy during World War I Raffaele Cadorna, Jr. (1889–1973), general Angelo Pagotto (b. 1973), footballer See also S.S. Verbania Calcio Verbania-Pallanza railway station Giardini Botanici Villa Taranto István Türr#Pallanza Dignitary External links Official website (Italian) Official Tourism Gateway Lake Maggiore Official Tourism Gateway

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