Looking for your next great getaway? Then book a holiday to Lake Maggiore with lastminute.com. Lake Maggiore, or Lago Maggiore to the locals, can be found at the edge of the Italian Alps crossing the border of Italy and Switzerland. The lake boasts a 150km coastline and enjoys a mild climate of fresh and bright winters followed by long warm summers. The pretty western shore of the lake is occupied by picturesque unspoilt villages, with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and wealth of attractions and entertainment on offer.
If it’s a relaxing break you’re after with a truly Italian ethos, then a holiday in Lake Maggiore could be your next ideal break.
Please note: City tax of €1 per person per day is payable locally.
A must see on holiday in Lake Maggiore, is the Monastery of Santa Caterina del Sasso. The church, parts of which date back to the 13th century, sits on the rocky cliffs of the south-eastern shore of the lake. For those on holiday in Lake Maggiore with youngsters in tow, or simply those young at heart, visit the Lake Maggiore Adventure Park. While those with energy to burn can tackle the jumps of the cycling course and climbing wall, those without can take in the spectacular views of the lake from the patio. Alternatively, for an experience with a little more of a historical and cultural value, visit the Museo della Bambola housed in the hilltop fortress of Rocca di Angera, or the acclaimed botanical gardens of the Villa Taranto.
The Tomaso Surf and Sail school, based in the village of Cannobio offers lessons in windsurfing and sailing and bears a solid reputation.
On a holiday in Lake Maggiore you’ll be ideally situated for exploring the other well known destinations of the Italian Lake district. With the famous Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf course an easy trek away and the vibrant towns on Lake Garda.
The towns of Lake Maggiore boast a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an abundance of bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs to choose from.
The Lago Maggiore Jazz Festival takes place during the fiesta of the summer months and takes over the parks and squares and any other open space of the lakes towns. As performers play blues gospel jazz and much more against the exquisite backdrop of the alp boarded lake.
Book a holiday to Lake Maggiore now with lastminute.com for a truly Italian experience. Ideal for families and couples alike, Lake Maggiore is packed to the brim with attractions and is nestled in arguably Italy’s most stunning landscapes. Book all your holidays to Italy with lastminute.com today!