Hotel Maggiore Lake

Hotel B&B Maggiore Lake



Lake Maggiore, or Verbano, is a lake basin of northeastern Piedmont, on the borders of Lombardy and Switzerland and is the second largest Italian lake, after Lake Garda, with a surface area of 2,122 square kilometers and a maximum width of 4.5 kilometers. Of its 166 km of coastline, only the northernmost section (42 km) belongs to Switzerland.

It has numerous affluents but only one effluent, the Ticino. Beside its fortunate geographical position, Lake Maggiore is also very accessible. In fact it is located on the big Simplon route, served by international roads and railroads. The nearby airports of Milan (Malpensa and Linate) provide a rapid and convenient air connection.

All the localities on the lake are connected to one another by a frequent and punctual ferry service offered by Navigazione Lago Maggiore. Graced by a mild climate, which is perceptible in winter too, it has excellent hotel facilities (Stresa has the only five-star hotel in Piedmont) and numerous campgrounds.

Lake Maggiore is a very popular tourist spot and on its shores stand world famous localities: besides Stresa, which a modern cableway links to the ski slopes of Mottarone, there is Arona, Belgirate, Baveno, Verbania, Intra, Cannero Riviera and Cannobio, to name just a few.

Famous for its colors, fragrances, and natural charm, Lake Maggiore offers scenery of incomparable beauty, an ever new beauty that changes with the seasons. The three most famous islands, Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori, each has an appeal of its own and diverse attractions. Isola Bella, with its Palazzo Borromeo, astonishes those arriving from the lake for its majestic and almost unreal baroque scenery. Its park, a masterpiece among Italian-style gardens, is laid out on ten terraces that descend toward the lake. Longer and more narrow is the Isola dei Pescatori which offers the simple and tranquil pleasure of discovering a miniature environment. The largest of the Borromean islands, Isola Madre, is an oasis of silence, shaded by the century-old trees of its famous botanical gardens. Here, among rhododendrons and tropical plants, time seems to move more slowly, and the splendid white peacocks are not afraid to come near the passers-by. Further on is the small island of S. Giovanni on which you can barely glimpse, amidst the luxuriant vegetation, the 18th century place that Toscanini chose as his residence. Many other islands, such as Malgera, color the water with their greenish reflections, whereas the islands occupied by the fortifications of Cannero contribute stone colored reflections to the water.

'San Carlone', the gigantic votive statue dedicated to San Carlo Borromeo, dominates Arona, his home town. Built at the end of the 17th century, it is 24 meters high and is an object of special devotion among the community. Several were the illustrious visitors to this lake: writers such as Stendhal, who wrote most of his Viaggo in Italia (Journey to Italy ) ? here, Flaubert, Mann, Hemingway and Goethe; playwrights such as Bernard Shaw, musicians such as Wagner and Toscanini; painters such as Gignous, Bolongaro, Bazzaro, Hayez. Lake Maggiore has conserved the marks of the passage of many of these personages, still visible today in houses and along the streets that hosted them. The Museo dell’Ombrello in Gignese is a quite popular sightseeing destination, dedicated to the documentation of the age-old umbrella making tradition of this locality. In the museum this particular object is celebrated and its quaint history is pieced together.


B&B Lo Scoiattolo e la Noce Verbano Cusio Ossola 2 Star

Lo Scoiattolo e la Noce Verbano Cusio Ossola Hi, my name is Massimo and I'll be happy to welcome you in my home,situated on Stresa's hills, where I live with my two sons, Tommaso and Guglielmo .
We live in this house all the year and we'll be pleased to share with you the beautiful panorama of the 'Maggiore' Lake and our style of life in a very friendly atmosphere
We grant you delightful and relaxing days, within the magic atmosphere of the lake and its little islands.

'Lo Scoiattolo e la Noce',our bed & breakfast, is located in a very quiet place perfect for your rest. ...

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B&B Dolci Ricordi Varese 2 Star

Dolci Ricordi Varese

B & B Dolci Ricordi is Cunardo, in the province of Varese in the area of lakes near the Lombardy and Piedmont to pass Swiss ideal for summer and winter trips. Immersed in the lush forests, lakes and streams in full harmony with nature. At guests' disposal and put a large attic warm, furnished in a simple but comfortable, composed of a spacious living room with fireplace, two large and comfortable bedrooms. PC with Internet connection and WIFI h24 to get access to local events, destinations and itineraries, download your e-mail, etc. has a large garden with fruit trees, cars, automated gate.

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B&B Villa Clementina Varese 2 Star

Villa Clementina Varese Villa Clementina has two double bed rooms with private bathroom inside, the breakfast room and the reception. You will be welcomed by a garden with ancient plants and an enchanting landscape of Maggiore Lake.

Villa Clementina is situated in Laveno Mombello and it is at 15 minutes by foot from the town center and waterfront in an elevated position with panomaric views. By car, only 5 minutes. In only 15 minutes you can reach the Railway Station (Ferrovie Nord) with direct link to Milan center, the Ferry boat harbour and the lake promenade.

From Villa Clementina B&B you will have a beautiful view of the gulf, lakes and mountains. Villa Clementina is located 35 Km from Malpensa Airport, 20 Km from Swiss border, 20 Km from Varese and 70 from Mlan

Ideally situated on the ground floor for easy access to your accomodation.

The ancient wooden main door will welcome you through the beautifull garden and ancient wrought iron gate. Entering you can look at a fresco with an angel, s ...

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B&B Villa Ermelinda Verbano Cusio Ossola 3 Star

Villa Ermelinda Verbano Cusio Ossola Stresa-Lake Maggiore: 1860 Villa. This place was built by my grandfather after sailing the ocean from Rio de Janeiro with his wife.
Walls are 80 cm wide and the style of this construction is enriched by end of 19th century furniture..

The spacious living room with stylish 19th century furniture, a tavern in the wine cellar and the private garden with the possibility of three car parking areas make the place even more attractive.
Cuban cuisine and music will make your stay in Stresa particularly enjoyable and colorful.

The Bed Golf Club and Villa Ermelinda are located on the hills overlooking Stresa, and only 10 minutes away from the city of Stresa itself and the Lake Maggiore. The "Mottarone" mountain (1483 metres) is only 18 km away. This is the perfect location for all types of water sports, including water skiing, the use of sailing boats and motorboats.
For our guests who enjoy playing golf, The Golf des Iles Borromees, an 18-hole golf course and one of the best ones in Eu ...

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B&B Villa Pepa Verbano Cusio Ossola 2 Star

Villa Pepa Verbano Cusio Ossola In the National Park of Val Grande,near Lake Maggiore,Villa Pepa has double rooms with bathroom, hair dryer and balcony.Besides:dining room with fireplace,garden with pergola and ping-pong.The breakfast is plentiful and tasty.
You have the possibility to go walking in the National Park of Val Grande and to visit Villa Taranto,the Borromeo Islands,the Landscape Museum,the Orta Lake,...
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