Lesa is a town in the Novara province of the Piedmonte region of Italy. Approximately 2,500 people lived there as of 2004, and the town has a total area of about 12.5 square kilometers. It is the most northern town that is still considered part of the Lake Maggiore region. The location makes it an option for a home base when exploring Milan or the Lake District. Although it can be difficult in high season to find a cheap hotel, check with EasyToBook.com for discount Lesa hotels.
Just outside of Lesa is the Chiesa di San Rocco, designed in the neoclassic style in the 19th century by a local philanthropist, Felice Borroni. The cupola is painted with frescoes by Gerolamo Induno. In the Villa Cavallini, there is a rather modern fresco by Luigi Morgari, from 1924). The previously mentioned town of Solcio, outside of Lesa, is the birthplace of a modern painter named Sira Penagini, whose works can be seen in Milan.