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Rent a car in Lake Maggiore and you’ll be able to explore the many elegant lakeside resorts as well as the lush countryside and national parks.
Hire your car at the nearest airport to Lake Maggiore, Milan Malpensa Airport, which is about 30 miles from the major resort of Stresa. If you’re coming from Milan Linate Airport, it’s about 60 miles from Stresa. You could also hire your car if you fly into Bergamo Airport, which is about 80 miles from Stresa, and the further-flung Turin Airport nearly 90 miles from Stresa.
Enjoy a drive around Lake Maggiore, which is about 40 miles long, and the fascinating towns and villages on its shores. Stresa is the biggest one, then adventure to the pretty Baveno and Verbania. Drive towards the Swiss border to visit Cannero Riviera and Cannobio.
From Verbania take the car ferry to Laveno, where you can take the old-fashioned bucket cable car up Monte Sasso del Ferro for beautful views of the lake.
Hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore Lake Maggiore and the smaller Lake Orta and Lake Varese. This mountainous region also includes huge national parks including the Parco Nazionale della Val Grande and the Parco Regionale Campo dei Fiori.
Along the shores of Lake Maggiore, you’ll find beaches of all shapes and sizes. Some are sandy, while others are rocky or pebbly. If you want to relax in style, park up and rent a sun lounger in the one of the many beach clubs along the shoreline.
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