The peculiar position of Lake Maggiore with its three banks (Lombardy, Piedmont and Canton of Ticino) has made it very culturally diverse and extremely popular with tourists, both italian and foreign.
The main towns on Lake Maggiore - Stresa, Arona, Intra, Verbania and Luino - have numerous places of interest, first and foremost the Borromean Islands, wonderful fragments of land located opposite the town of Stresa. Visiting the islands is a must: Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, reachable by boat, are the real jewels in the crown of Lake Maggiore.
While the Borromean Islands are one of the biggest attractions of Lake Maggiore, there are also as many sights to visit on terra ferma: the Castelli di Cannero, regarded as the symbols of Lake Maggiore, whose remains seem to float on the waters of the Lake, and the wonderfully-preserved Castello d'Angera, once owned by the Visconti family. A trip to Villa Taranto, famous for its stunning botanical gardens, is also a must, as well as Parco Villa Pallavicino, suitable for children and also open to animals, which consists of 18 hectares of flower-lined paths, lawns, large heritage trees and a wonderful garden.
Many tourists visit Lake Maggiore every year to take in its gorgeous landscapes and places of cultural interest, but also to enjoy a relaxing weekend away from the chaos of the city, immersing themselves in its verdant nature. If you are after a relaxing holiday by nature, in the name of beauty and well-being, then renting a villa on Lake Maggiore is the perfect solution for you. Check out our website and start planning the holiday you have always dreamed of!