: Intra (car-ferry to the east bank/Laveno)
: Gravellona T.-Verbania exit
Biganzolo, part of the joint municipality of Intra-Verbania lies partly hidden behind tall trees (including palms, no less) about 300 m above the shore of the lake and well away from the main road along the lake. La Vecchia Scuderia sits in the middle of the old village between gardens and the main square. Shopping is done in Intra - a lovely and romantic 20 minute walk - or 5 minute car ride away in a modern supermarket, or Saturdays in the farmer's market, which sells everything from salami to baby diapers (much fun!). Intra also offers boutiques, restaurants and lake side cafes, as well as a wonderful lake side promenade which leads to the ferry station and more cafes. In Biganzolo, directly across the street lies a restaurant which offers excellent regional cooking. The public beach at the lake is about7 walking minutes down hill and joins a yachting club with bar.
Other Activities: boccia, hiking in the romantic Val Grande nature reserve
Golf: The three golf courses in the vicinity are partially open in winter: Golf Club Alpino di Stresa, 9 holes, 5.397 m, open March – December, Circolo Golf Piandisole, 9 holes, 5.023 m, open April – November, Golf & Sporting Club Verbania near Fondotoce, 9 holes,2.435 m (18 holes in preparation) open all time.