About Lake Maggiore
Lago Maggiore is one of the favorite vacation spots of the Italian aristocracy and artistic elite. Thanks to the mountain massif, the coastal area enjoys a pleasant and even climate all year round.
Maggiore and its surroundings are recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly places in Italy. The lake was formed during the glacial period in a basin, its maximum depth is 372 meters and area is just over 212 square kilometers. But the most interesting thing is that 20% of the water is in Switzerland and 80% is in Italy.
The lake is the second largest in Italy, and if we compare its beauty – perhaps there is no equal in all Europe. The lake is only 105 km from Milan.
What to see
The most popular historical and architectural attractions of Lago Maggiore are on the west coast. Here are the islands of Borromeo with unique park ensembles. Old colonies, monasteries and temples are picturesquely nestled on the banks of the water harbor.
The chic town of Stresa
The spa town is situated on the western side of Maggiore. In addition to architectural attractions for tourists interested in climbing up into the mountains by cable car, walking through gardens with unique plants, villas, stores and promenade on the picturesque lakeshore.
Cannero Riviera is one of the most beautiful towns of Lago Maggiore. It is located on the northwest shore, surrounded by olive groves and amazing gardens. Tourists will be interested to see the ancient castles and ruins, after excursions you can relax in one of the restaurants and cafes with outdoor areas.
The beautiful botanical garden of Villa Taranto
The garden is located between the towns of Pallanza and Intra. This lovely garden was created by Scottish Captain Neil McEachern, who bought this entire plot of land and built a house on it. The history of the garden begins in 1931. The garden is small, as the creator believed that the main thing is not the size, but the realization of his or someone else’s dream. But his created dream is not so small: several tens of hectares with thousands of plants from different parts of the world.
It is open from May 18 to November 1. Of the amenities: free parking, cafes and fast food shops, a bookstore, equipped with trails for the disabled. It is possible to have a picnic, walk with animals, visit very interesting excursions nearby. A visit to this botanical garden can be compared to a varied journey to distant lands.
A picturesque island situated not far from Stresa. Exactly here in the 17th century Count Vitaliano Borromeo erected unique terraces and built a luxurious palace with refined furnishings surrounded by an Italian-style garden.
San Carlo Borromeo Statue
This unique masterpiece is located on a low hill north of Maina. The statue is gigantic in size and is made of sheet copper bolted together. Tourists can climb the stairs located in the art object. An observation deck is equipped inside the head.
Monte Mottarone Funicular
Climbing to the top is much more interesting by cable car, which offers the best views of the lake and mountain ranges.
The island has a luxurious villa surrounded by parkland and landscaped in the English style.
Isola dei Pescatori
There is a simple fishing village on the island with a narrow street. Tourists will enjoy wandering around, eating fresh fish delicacies and watching the fishing.
Where to stay
Seeing all the beauties of Lago Maggiore in one day is impossible, so plan ahead for a comfortable stay at one of the coast’s most luxurious hotels.
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees. A majestic mansion with open-air and indoor pools situated in Stresa. The interior is in the Art Nouveau style.
Relais Villa Margherita –A cozy hotel with a swimming pool in a quiet location only 9 kilometers from Verbania.
Du Parc – Luxurious villa with elegant decor located a five minute walk from the center of Stresa surrounded by a majestic garden
Grand Hotel Majestic with its wellness center is housed in a nineteenth century mansion.
How to get there
The best way to get from Milan to Lago Maggior is with the Elite Royal Cars transfer service. During the ride in a comfortable car you can relax and admire the unique mountain scenery.
On the lake, you can have an unforgettable wedding ceremony in one of the luxurious villas with palatial interiors.
A wonderful villa is located in Verbania. San Remedjio is like a place where two hearts meet and is surrounded by a park-like landscape with splendid statues.
The villa’s appraisals are above and beyond praise. Ceremonies are held in the palace hall or outdoors, surrounded by lush nature with a splendid view of the water.
A small but very elegant villa in Verbania. Surrounded by a unique landscape, this wonderful setting is ideal for your celebration.
A splendid complex, consisting of an ancient castle and a 17th century palace, combining antique elegance with contemporary luxury. This is where a fairy tale will become reality for two lovers.
This villa is located in the suburbs of Stresa, surrounded by a botanical garden and full of surprises. There are more than forty species of animals and birds in the natural environment and you can observe their lives during your walks through the park.