Stay in a Luxury Hotel in Lake Maggiore
Book a luxury hotel in Lake Maggiore and transport yourself to the golden age of Italian travel. Basing yourself near Lake Maggiore gives you a good choice of luxury hotels. The elegant resorts of Stresa, Cannobio, Baveno and Verbania have grand lakeside hotels that hark back to the days of the belle epoque. Many have balconies and restaurant terraces where you can enjoy top-notch meals complimented by stunning lake views.
All around Lake Maggiore, you’ll find four- and five-star hotels with spas, golf courses and stunning architecture, but head to the eastern side of Lake Maggiore, to the attractive town of Varese, to find several luxury hotels.
Along the shores of the smaller Lake Orta, search for enchanting luxury hotels and villas where you really can get away from it all.
What to See in Lake Maggiore
Take one of the regular boats that go from Stresa to the Borromean islands. Both Isola Madre and Isola Bella have wonderfully over-the-top villas surrounded by lavishly landscaped gardens. The palace in Isola Madre also has an appealing collection of antique dolls and theatre puppets.
The other island in the group, Isola Superiore, might not have the aristocratic heritage of its neighbours, but it’s full of charming houses in cobbled lanes. You can also explore the extraordinary gardens created by a Scottish captain in the grounds of Villa Taranto in Verbania.
On the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore, you’ll quickly spot the imposing Medieval fortress that watches over the town of Angera. Wander through its impressive interior to see another collection of antique toys and dolls. Then climb to the top of the tower for some breath-taking views of the lake and mountains.
What to Do in Lake Maggiore
Relax on one of Lake Maggiore’s beaches. Relax on a sun lounger in the beach clubs of Stresa, Baveno and Verbania, or chill out on the sandy beach at nearby Feriolo. Wander through the peaceful marshes of the Fondo Toce nature reserve, or enjoy a private guided tour by canoe. And if you enjoy a round of golf, enjoy the backdrop of Lake Mergozzo when you play at Golf Verbania.