High peaks, green valleys and flowers of all colours. On Lake Maggiore you can have fun in nature, but you can also relax.
Lake Maggiore is a charming lake, dotted with many national parks and reserves, the ideal destination for those who love outdoor sports.
This area is full of beautiful villas; luxury buildings with gardens that surround them, such as the Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto, and the beautiful gardens of Isola Bella and Isola Madre.
Thanks to the beautiful clear water of Lake Maggiore on the Piedmont side and Lombard it is really popular for water sports; canoeing, yachting, sailing, water skiing and scuba diving. Also around the lake and in the surrounding valleys you can take excursions on foot or by mountain bike, or try some climbing and golf.
For lovers of relaxation we recommend the beaches of Brissago, Verbania and Cannero.
Average summer temperature: 29 degrees
Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso in Orselina
From the 1300m high terrace of "Belvedere" you can enjoy a breathtaking view
The cured meat, such as prosciutto and mortadella, truly delicious
A great Novara wine
The Pombia Safari Park consists of two areas. The amusement park with thirty rides with animals in cages and pens, and safari park where the animals live in freedom. You can also visit the farm, aquarium, reptile centre and a park with dinosaurs.
Fish, fish and more fish... especially if caught on Lake Maggiore. You can't get fresher than this!
Typical product of this area is also the delicious black truffle.
The town of Stresa is full of boutiques and shops. In addition, the shores of the long lake is home to many markets. On Wednesday is the market in Luino, the largest market in the north of Italy.
This beautiful area enjoys the presence of many parks and botanical gardens. Il Giardino Botanico Alpinia, in Alpino di Stresa, enjoys an exceptional view of the Gulf of Borromeo and the chain of the Swiss Alps.