INTRODUCING LAKE MAGGIORE
Divided between the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy on its Italian side, Lake Maggiore is the country’s second biggest lake. Its mild year-round climate, grand villas and colourful islands make it the perfect place for a relaxing escape. Gaze out across the dazzling blue waters from the balcony of your luxury hotel and drink in the sweeping landscapes of Lake Maggiore.
Sumptuous spas, delicious desserts and water sports aplenty on Italy’s celebrated Lake Maggiore.
Things to do
Thermal waters and springs have always been a feature of life on Lake Maggiore. The baths at Premia and Antigiori Valley are just two of the region's many exclusive spa resorts offering water therapies, wellness and beauty treatments. Combine a spa with the calm pace of life to be found around the lake and you’ll soon be feeling utterly relaxed.
Sport is a big part of life on Lake Maggiore. As you might expect, sailing is very popular and a stylish way to explore the waters. Hire a private boat or visit in June to experience the Verbania Vela Festival with its regattas, concerts, and fine dining. As well as sailing, kayaking, water skiing and scuba diving are also popular on, or in, Lake Maggiore.
Renowned for its wide range of food products, Lake Maggiore is a gastronome’s delight. Sample regional cheeses like Bettelmatt, locally produced honey and delicious cured goat meat. There’s plenty of fine dining to experience here. After dinner enjoy famous local desserts like the Margheritine of Stresa.
Visit the flower-filled Borromean Islands and take the cable car to the summit of Mount Mottarone for an unrivalled view of Lake Maggiore.
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