Orientation & Geography

Europe, Italy, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Bee (in Piemontese Bé) is a commune of 623 inhabitants in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont. It is situated above the western shore of Lago Maggiore and is about 120 km northeast of Turin and about 5 km northeast of Verbania. An interesting place is the Albagnano Healing Center of the Tibetan Lama Gangchen Rinpoche. This a buddhist healing and meditation center visited by people all over the world. The commune extends over an area of about 3.3 km² and includes two small frazione: Pian Nava lies above the principal settlement, while Albagnano is on the opposite side of the valley. There is also the residential village of Montelago. Bee borders the following municipalities: Arizzano, Ghiffa, Premeno, Vignone.