Lake Maggiore holidays are all about leisurely strolls, relaxed bike rides, sightseeing and soaking up the lake views – there’s lots of things to see and do in the region. The Borromean Islands are its centrepiece - the garden isles of Isola Bella and Isola Madre are a must see while you’re here. They’re easily reached from Stresa and Baveno, on the west bank. It’s the second largest of Italy’s lakes and shares its shores with Switzerland and the Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont, known for their excellent food and wine.
What to see on a Lake Maggiore holiday
Ferries, trains and cable cars link the islands and resorts around the lake, providing an easy way for walkers and cyclists to reach some of the most beautiful scenery in the region. There are lots of trails in the area from flat lakeside promenades to more adventurous mountain routes. Hiring an e-bike is a great way to explore.
Grand hotels line the lake shores - Hemingway once stayed in the regal town of Stresa, along with a slew of European monarchs. Why not join the ranks of notable visitors who’ve spent time here on the lake? The town centre’s filled with family-run restaurants and charming little cafés. A little further up the coast you’ll find the smaller and quieter town of Baveno. Its lakefront promenade is perfect for passeggiata – stop at cafés and admire the opulent villas and gardens as you go.
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Why book a Lake Maggiore holiday with Inghams
Lake Maggiore holidays are a firm favourite. We’ve selected hotels in the best locations on the lake – many have views across to the beautiful Borromean Islands. Long standing relationships with the local hoteliers mean that we’ve secured the best rates and offers in top hotels in the region. Our team know them really well too, so if you need any help deciding where to stay just give us a call. Breaks booked with Inghams mean your holiday is in safe hands.