The province of Novara covers an area of 1,339 sq. km and borders the province of Verbano to the north, the province of Vercelli to the west and the region of Lombardy to the east and south.
Province of Novara, Piedmont
Geographically, the province of Novara lies between River Sesia to the west and River Ticino to the east. It is mainly flat in the south and thanks to extensive irrigation networks it is a large producer of rice. The terrain gradually rises to small hills further north with large forests and vineyards.
City of Novara - Photo: Alessandro Vecchi
The province of Novara also includes a portion of the western shore of Lake Maggiore and nearly all of Lake Orta, including the Island of San Giulio.
Lake Orta and San Giulio Island- Photo: Alessandro Vecchi
The capital city of the province is Novara with the second city being Borgomanero.
Other main towns in the province of Novara are:
- Castelleto sopra Ticino