Lake Maggiore

Rent an exclusive holiday villa at the famous Lake Maggiore – enjoy sun and deep blue water

Lake Maggiore is a beautiful holiday region between North-Italy and the South-Switzerland. This lake connects the two countries and is also called Langensee in Swiss German due to its length of 66 km. The towns are spread around the lake: Cannobio with its romantic waterfront promenade, the picturesque mountain village of Premeno and our insider tip, Luino with its traditional weekly market. No matter which side of Lake Maggiore you rent an exclusive villa, you will always have a wonderful view of the lake and the green mountains!

Many travelers and hikers are drawn to Lake Maggiore to explore the surrounding Val Grande National Park. The mountains provide a great backdrop and are perfect for switching off from everyday life and watching the sunset. Of course, there are also many water sports options in this region, whether pedal boating, renting a small boat or sailing, you can have fun on the water all year round. If you get hungry, you will find restaurants or cafés serving Italian specialties around the lake.

Lake Maggiore is particularly known for its small Borromean Islands in the middle of the lake and each has its own charm. The three most famous islands are the beautiful Isola Bella, Isola Madre and the fishing island Isola dei Pescatori. Among the most beautiful villas not to be missed are Villa Taranto, Villa Ducale and Villa Pallavicino, which, together with the other typical buildings of the Gulf, make this part of the lake unique. Isola Bella is located on the northwestern side of the lake and consists entirely of a garden in keeping with the Italianate style of the Palazzo Borromeo. Isola Superiore is the only permanently inhabited island. You can reach the Borromean Islands by ferry from Stresa, Locarno, Arona, Pallanza and Laveno. Motorboats can also be rented from various shipping companies.

Thanks to our concierge service, we can easily arrange a private crossing or dinner at a location of your choice.

Villas and Hotels at the Lake Maggiore

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Worth seeing

In the small towns and villages you can stroll along the waterfront promenades and discover small cafés and boutiques.

If you rent an exclusive holiday villa at the Lake Maggiore, this is a good starting point for the popular Santa Caterina hiking and cycling route (Anello di Santa Caterina). This circular route runs along the coastal strip between Laveno and Monvalle and leads up to the monastery of Santa Caterina del Sasso, which was built into the rock. But that's not the only attraction on this beautiful path; the picturesque village of Cerro with its panoramic lakeside promenade is also worth a stop.

You can also reach Switzerland very quickly and discover the Brissago Islands on the other side of the lake, a short trip to the tropics! However, you can only enter the larger island of San Pancrazio, where there is also a botanical garden with over 1,600 different types of plants from subtropical countries. You can reach the Brissago Islands with a special shuttle boat from Porto Ronco, Brissago or Ascona.

Climate and best travel period

All year round you can travel to Lake Maggiore, rent a luxury villa with lake view and switch off from everyday life. The months March to October are particularly suitable travel times. But the winter months are also quite mild, with temperatures rarely falling below freezing point. Spring offers the best conditions for hikes or car rides in a convertible. In July there is pure sunshine at up to 23°. The water temperature is around 25°C in summer from June to September. If you rent an exclusive holiday home on Lake Maggiore, you can always quickly jump into the water to cool off.

Entertainment & Nightlife

Lake Maggiore also offers night owls numerous opportunities to have fun. During the day and at night you will find a mix of ice cream bars, live music, restaurants and fancy bars on the waterfront that offer typical Italian specialties. Many pubs and cafes offer great gardens with sun loungers for a perfect view of the lake. Enjoyment and relaxation are the top priority around the lake. No wonder that many stars rent exclusive villas on Lake Maggiore and unwind there.

Eat & Drink

Northern Italians love something hearty, which is why Lake Maggiore is particularly known for its hearty cheeses, such as Bettelmatt mountain cheese, Gorgonzola and Toma del Mottarone. Both the Novara area and the Ossola valleys also produce their own honey, such as acacia, chestnut and linden honey, a wonderful souvenir to take home! You can also visit one of the vineyards around Novara and taste the local wines. Another plus in autumn: culinary delicacies such as game, chestnuts and truffles.