Renowned holiday resort since the last century, as evidenced by the sumptuous villas scattered throughout its territory, including: Villa Henfrey (now known as Villa Branca) where Queen Victoria of England and Villa Fedora, which belonged to the well-known composer Umberto Giordano. In the historic center of the village is interesting to visit the monumental complex of SS. Gervasio e Protasio, dating back to the 10th-11th century, with adjoining 5th century octagonal Baptistery and the Romanesque bell tower. Particularly popular with tourists is the small hamlet of Feriolo, an ancient transit station for Roman troops on their way to the Alpine passes, which still retains its characteristic village appearance today of fishermen and stonemasons.
The GRANUM museum space, housed in a hall of the historic Palazzo Pretorio in Piazza Chiesa, 8, is a multimedia and multisensory information point dedicated to the Pink Granite and its historical importance and economic for the territory of Baveno, also designed to represent the wealth of paths and places of stone working in the territory of Verbano Cusio Ossola.