Comune di Ghiffa

Landscape from the Sacro Monte di Ghiffa.

Coat of arms

Location of Ghiffa in Italy

Coordinates: 45°57′N 8°37′E / 45.950°N 8.617°E / 45.950; 8.617Coordinates: 45°57′N 8°37′E / 45.950°N 8.617°E / 45.950; 8.617
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Frazioni Carpiano, Cargiago, Caronio, Ceredo, Deccio, Frino, Ronco, San Maurizio, Selva, Susello
  Mayor Roberto Suman
  Total 13.95 km2 (5.39 sq mi)
Elevation 201 m (659 ft)
Population (30 September 2008)[1]
  Total 2,385
  Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ghiffesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28823
Dialing code 0323
Website Official website

Ghiffa (Ghifa in Lombard) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) northeast of Turin and about 7 kilometres (4 mi) northeast of Verbania on the western shore of the Lake Maggiore.

It is most famous for the Sacro Monte, a site of pilgrimage and worship close to it, inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

wrong: the Italian region Piedmont correct: the Italian region Piemont

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