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About us

The Distretto Turistico dei Laghi is recognised by the Piedmont Region as a Local Tourist Reception and Promotion Agency for the tourist area that includes Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Mergozzo and the Ossola Valleys.
The Distretto Turistico dei Laghi is a limited liability consortium which includes public shareholders (municipalities, provinces and various organisations) and private shareholders (tour operators).
With over three million visitors a year, more than 70% of whom are foreigners, the Distretto Turistico dei Laghi area is the most important international tourist destination in Piedmont.

Our numbers:

The territory covered by the District includes:

97 Municipalities (77 in the Province of Verbania and 20 in the Province of Novara)
896 accommodation facilities, of which are 263 hotels and 633 non-hotel accommodation facilities
16,003 beds in the hotel sector
33,083 beds in the non-hotel sector

Our activity:

Tourist information and reception for visitors to our area are provided by the network of 22 IAT offices (Tourist Information and Reception Offices)
The websites /
More than 150,000 contacts per month via the web - email and dispatch of materials
The vast range of brochures and leaflets specialising in the various tourist products, also available in eBook format
The newsletter sent to the accommodation facilities and to more than 8,000 subscribers
The assistance and regulatory compliance for more than 700 facilities
The training of tour operators and raising awareness among the local population
Promotion in Italy and abroad, through participation, in collaboration with the Piedmont Region, in trade fairs
Public relations activities with the specialised press and tour operators for whom specific educational tours are organised, in collaboration with the Piedmont Region.
The joint participation and promotion of events and major events taking place in the territory Collaboration with the Provinces of Verbano Cusio Ossola and Novara, with municipalities and local authorities on tourism activities and initiatives.

Our offices

Corso Italia, 26
28838 Stresa (VB)
Tel +39 0323 30416
Fax + 39 0323 934335