13th IEEE European Test Symposium
Verbania, ITALY, May 25-29, 2008

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  ETS'08 - Verbania  

Lake Maggiore
Lake Maggiore is one of the most important touristic attractions in Piedmont, italian region rich of natural and historical important sites. In the 19th century many of the crowned heads of Europe holidayed here. Many writers have described the beauties of Lake Maggiore: among them Stendhal, Dickens, Flaubert and Hemingway. Lake Maggiore (or Lake Verbano), is located on the borders between Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland (Ticino), is surrounded by the hills of the province of Verbano Cusio and Ossola, a province which is small in size but famed for its hauntingly beautiful landscapes. Thanks to the extremely mild climate the vegetation is a vivid green and an amazing variety of plants and trees create the setting for the wonderful old palaces, like Villa Taranto and Villa Pallavicino.
"Verbania, a garden on the lake" is the way the city presents itself to visitors; a natural window to the Gulf of Borromeo.
Verbania was created merging the cities of Intra and Pallanza. Since 1992 it has been the capital of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.
Together with Baveno and Stresa, Verbania guards the lake with their magnificent palaces and old hotels commanding views over the jewel like Borromeo islands: Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre.
  Town of Pallanza - Verbania
Verbania - conference location
These three islands, with their splendid historic palaces and stately Italian gardens, have been the property of the noble Borromeo family since the 16th century.
Santa Caterina del Sasso
Sight of Santa Caterina del Sasso
  Islands and gardens
Discovering villas and gardens surrounding Lake Maggiore gives access to an extraordinary botanical and architectural heritage. This is a unique part of the world to admire several varieties of azalea, camellia, rhododendrons, secular trees.
On Isola Bella and Isola Madre rise two palaces full of works of art of inestimable value and spectacular Italian-style gardens with countless species of plants and flowers. Strolling around its breathtaking gardens, the visitor can admire countless botanical species as well as extremely rare collections, all framed by an exceptional view over the lake.
Some other outstanding gardens are open to visitors. The Villa Taranto Botanical Garderns cover an area of 16 hectares and boast around 20,000 species of plants from all over the world. Villa San Remigio located close to Villa Taranto, is surrounded by a park of 8 hectares, a marvellous example of an eclectic garden. The garden of Villa Giulia, directly on the lake shore, is a public park. 
This intense interest in the landscape is reflected not only in the very many parks and gardens of the area, but also in the Museo del Paesaggio (literarily Landscape Museum) founded in 1909. The Landscape Museum is an expression of the art and the priceless inheritance in terms of landscape of Verbania.
Villa Taranto    
Italian-style garden of Villa Taranto and Isola Bella

Lake Maggiore is located at feet of the Alps and provides the access to many naturalistic promenades and parks such as the Val Grande National Park.
Lakes, islands, mountains, typical towns and villages, wonders created by nature and by man are waiting to be explored and let you enjoy their truly special flavours and tastes. 
We hope to welcome you in Verbania!
Italian romantic sunset
Sunset on lake
Rocca Angera
Rocca Angera
Isola Bella
Isola Bella

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