Comune di Baveno

The church retains its ancient dedication to Ss Gervasio and Protasio

Location of Baveno in Italy

Coordinates: 45°54′N 8°30′E / 45.900°N 8.500°E / 45.900; 8.500Coordinates: 45°54′N 8°30′E / 45.900°N 8.500°E / 45.900; 8.500
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Frazioni Feriolo, Oltrefiume, Romanico, Roncaro, Loita
  Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 205 m (673 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
  Total 4,527
  Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bavenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28831
Dialing code 0323
Patron saint Santi Gervasio e Protasio
Saint day 19 June
Website Official website

Baveno is a town and comune in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, part of Piedmont, northern Italy. It is on the west shore of Lago Maggiore, 21 kilometres (13 mi) northwest of Arona by rail.

To the north-west are the famous red granite quarries, which have 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.[2]

One of the main attractions is a 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.

Twin towns — Sister cities

Baveno is twinned with:

Chiesa dei SS Antonio e Fermo. Baveno. 2007


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2.  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Baveno". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 551.

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