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Welcome to Italy in Photos, a mesmerizing visual experience that unveils the hidden treasures of Intra: – Intra is a town in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. It is located on the western shore of Lake Maggiore, at the mouth of the Ossola valley. Intra is part of the municipality of Verbania, along with Pallanza and other smaller villages. Intra has a long history and a rich cultural heritage, as well as a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Here are some of the main attractions of Intra: – Experience the breathtaking beauty of Basilica di S. Vittore Intra, which is the main church of Intra, dedicated to Saint Victor, the patron saint of Verbania. It was built in the 17th century on the site of an older Romanesque church and has a Baroque style with a dome covered in copper. – Immerse yourself in the captivating charm of Corso Goffredo Mameli which is the main street of Intra, named after a patriot and poet who fought for the Italian unification. You can find many shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy the local cuisine and nightlife. – Take a leisurely stroll along around Piazzale Flaim Mario, where you can take a ferry to visit other towns and islands on Lake Maggiore. From here, you can also enjoy a nice view of the lake and the mountains. – Allow your gaze to be captivated by the charming Chiesa sussidiaria di San Rocco a small church dedicated to Saint Roch, located in Piazza S. Rocco. It was built in the 16th century on the ruins of a castle and has a simple facade with a stone portal decorated with rosettes and garlands. Our collection of captivating photographs transports you to the heart of Intra, preserving its unique essence in every image. Italy in Photos – a gateway to unravelling the wonders of Italy, one breathtaking image at a time.
Via Antonio Rosmini is a street in Imperia which runs from Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi to Piazza Carlo Leone Fabbri (Photo 1) – Piazza S. Vittore can be found along Via Antonio Rosmini (Photo 2) – Piazza S. Vittore is a small square in the town of Intra, which is part of the municipality of Verbania, in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, in the Piedmont region of Italy. The square is named after the church of San Vittore, which stands on its eastern side. The square is also home to the Ristorante Isolino Verbania, a gluten-free Italian restaurant that offers bread, pasta, pizza, and other dishes for celiac customers. The restaurant is located in a historic building that was once the seat of the Ufficio del Dazio del Vino, the office that collected taxes on wine in the 16th century. The square is a lively place where locals and tourists can enjoy the atmosphere of a typical Italian town, with cafes, shops, and markets. The square is close to the shore of Lake Maggiore, one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Italy. (Photos 3-6) – The Basilica di S. Vittore Intra is a church in the historic center of Intra, which is part of the city of Verbania. The basilica is dedicated to Saint Victor, who is the patron saint of Verbania since 1992. The basilica has a Romanesque origin, as there was a previous church on the site since the 11th century. However, the original church was destroyed in the 17th century to build the current basilica. The basilica has a Baroque facade and a Romanesque bell tower. The interior contains frescoes from the 15th and 16th centuries and a wooden crucifix from the 14th century. The basilica also has an impressive organ from the late 18th century, built by the Serassi family, which is the largest organ in Verbania1. The basilica hosts a painting by Daniele Ranzoni, La predica del Battista (The Preaching of John the Baptist). (Photos 4-5) – Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi is a street in Imperia which runs from Via Antonio Rosmini to Piazza Don Minzoni (Photos 7-8)
Piazza Don Minzoni is a square in the town of Intra. The square is named after Giovanni Minzoni, a priest and educator who was killed by fascists in 1923. The square is located near the shore of Lake Maggiore, one of the most scenic lakes in Italy. (Photos 9-10) – Piazza Giacomo Matteotti can be found next to Piazza Don Minzoni (Photo 11) – Piazza Castello can be found along Vicolo al Porto (Photo 12) – Via Antonio Rosmini is a street in Imperia which runs from Via Ticino to Via Quarto, (Photos 13 -14 15-20-26-27-28) – Piazzale Flaim Mario is a square located in the town of Intra, which is part of the municipality of Verbania on the western shore of Lake Maggiore. The square is named after Mario Flaim, a local politician and journalist who died in 1983. Imbarcadero di Intra is a pier where you can take a ferry to visit other towns and islands on Lake Maggiore, such as Stresa, Baveno, Pallanza, and the Borromean Islands³. The ferry service operates all year round and offers different routes and schedules. Intra Market is a weekly market that takes place every Saturday morning in the streets around Piazzale Flaim Mario. You can find a variety of products, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, meat, fish, bread, flowers, clothes, accessories, and souvenirs. (Photos 16-17-18-19) – Piazza Daniele Ranzoni is another square in the town of Intra, near Piazzale Flaim Mario. It is named after Daniele Ranzoni, a 19th century painter who was born in Intra and is considered one of the precursors of the Italian divisionist movement. (Photos 21-22) – Piazza S. Rocco is a small square in the town of Intra. It is named after Saint Roch, a 14th century French saint who is venerated as a protector against the plague and other diseases. The square features a church dedicated to him.(Photos 23-24) – The Chiesa sussidiaria di San Rocco is a subsidiary church of the parish of San Vittore in Intra. It is located on Piazza S. Rocco, a small square in Intra. The church is dedicated to Saint Roch, a 14th century French saint who is venerated as a protector against the plague and other diseases. The church was built in the 17th century and renovated in the 19th century. The facade has a single portal and a rose window, and the bell tower has an octagonal spire. The interior has a single nave with side chapels and a wooden ceiling. The church contains some frescoes and paintings, such as the Madonna of the Rosary by Giuseppe Antonio Felice Orelli.
Intra Cussine: – Intra is a town in the province of Verbania, on the western shore of Lake Maggiore. It has a rich culinary tradition that reflects its location and history. Some of the special cuisines of Intra are: – Risotto alla verbanese: – This is a creamy rice dish cooked with white wine, butter, cheese, and saffron. It is topped with slices of perch, a freshwater fish that is abundant in Lake Maggiore. – Gnocchi alla bava: – These are soft potato dumplings tossed with melted fontina cheese, butter, and sage. Fontina is a semi-soft cheese that is produced in the nearby Valle d’Aosta region. – Polpette di carne al forno: – These are baked meatballs made with minced beef, pork, breadcrumbs, eggs, parsley, garlic, and cheese. They are served with a tomato sauce or a gravy. Torta di pane: – This is a bread pudding cake that is made with stale bread, milk, eggs, sugar, raisins, pine nuts, and rum. It is a typical dessert of the area and is often flavoured with lemon zest or vanilla. – Amaretti di Intra: – These are almond cookies that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are made with ground almonds, sugar, egg whites, and almond extract. They are often decorated with candied cherries or almonds.
Photo Gallery of Walk – Via Antonio Rosmini to Corso Goffredo Mameli
Approximately 2.33 km – 1.45 miles
The walk starts in Via Antonio Rosmini – Piazza Giovanni Fasana – Piazza S. Vittore – Basilica di S. Vittore Intra, Piazza S. Vittore – Piazza S. Vittore – Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi – Piazza Don Giovanni Minzoni – Piazza Giacomo Matteotti – Piazza Castello – Corso Goffredo Mameli – Piazzale Flaim Mario – Corso Goffredo Mameli – Piazza Daniele Ranzoni – Corso Goffredo Mameli – Piazza S. Rocco – Corso Goffredo Mameli