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.
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.
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.