Located in an alluvial plain for the Toce River, the town of Fondotoce is one of the larger patches of flat land along Lake Maggiore. As such, it comprises an agricultural area, and the train station for Verbania is located here. The Sempione Railway that goes up toward Domodossola connects here.
Fondotoce gets its name from the topography - the mouth of the Toce River, where it empties into the lake. The plains were named a nature preserve, the Riserva Naturale Fondotoce, and is an important wetlands park.
The town has many campgrounds and orchards in the Ossola Valley. It is located between Lake Mergozza, an inland freshwater body, and Lake Maggiore. Nearby are the towns of Feriolo and Verbania, and the enchanting Borromean Islands. It sits in a "gulf" on the lake, at one of the wider spots.
It was here that 43 partisans were killed in reprisals during WWII. They are remembered at the Museum of the Resistance.
You'll find restaurants, cafes and shops, along with good connections by rail and easy access to other towns.
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