Stay in a 5 Star Hotel in Lake Maggiore
With such beauty on your doorstep, it’s hard to resist the temptation of staying in a luxury five-star hotel on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Choose a traditional five-star hotel with sumptuous Baroque-style furnishings and bask in gorgeous views from your private balcony. Indulge in a spa treatment and have a swim in the outdoor pool or private beach.
If you want to get away from it all, book a five-star hotel in the middle of the Italian countryside. You could stay in stylish accommodation with a roof terrace that offers sweeping views of thickly forested hills.
Exploring Lake Maggiore
Charter a boat and make the most of Lake Maggiore, and get your five-star hotel to arrange a private tour of the Borromean Islands’ exquisite villas and gardens. Or you could step back in time and rent a vintage car to cruise, top down, around the coastal road, stopping off at restaurants on the waters’ edge for lunch and dinner.
Book yourself a round trip on the Lake Maggiore Express. You can combine ferry and rail travel to explore the lake and countryside – as well as nipping into Switzerland. Ferries leave from Stresa and make their leisurely way up to the Swiss section of the lake. You return through the mountains on a narrow-gauge railway through breath-taking landscapes – or you can reverse the journey and start off with the train.
Outdoor Activities in Lake Maggiore
Your holiday in Lake Maggiore can be as active or as lazy as you like. Rent a mountain bike and tackle some of the trails on Mount Mottarone. If you’re a golfer, practise your swing while taking in the views of Lake Orta at Golf Verbania. Nearby is the Fondo Toce nature reserve, which attracts birdwatchers and kayakers who want to paddle through the lush, tranquil marshes.
Divers can discover the submerged wrecks in the lake as well as an artificial reef, while ramblers can stroll along the numerous lakeside promenades that characterise Lake Maggiore’s old-world resorts. Then finish your day back at your five-star hotel, easing muscles in the spa or pool or relaxing in your hotel’s bar.