Lesa is a pretty small town on Lake Maggiore, with about 2350 inhabitants (2010). It lies on the western shore of Lake Maggiore in the Italian province of Novara (NO), Region Piedmont.
The municipality comprises the villages of Villa Lesa, Solcio, Comnago and Calogna. The neighboring municipalities are Belgirate, Brovello-Carpugnino (VB), Ispra (VA), Massino Visconti, Meina, Nebbiuno, Ranco and Stresa.
The parish church is dedicated to the patron saint San Martino. Lesa is located in a small bay next to Belgirate, opposite Ispra on the other side of Lake Maggiore. The municipality covers an area of 12 km²
Sights worth seeing
In Lesa there are many historical documents and memorabilia of great personalities who have stayed in the place. Among them, for example, Alessandro Manzoni, Giulio Carcano and Camillo Benso di Cavour.
In the small village there are villas from different periods, with the oldest dating from medieval times. From this period comes also a ruined castle.