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Maggiore Lake

Lake Maggiore

Visit Lake Maggiore


Lake Maggiore, named ‘Verbana' after the flowers that bloom in the region by the locals, is regarded as the most scenic of the Italian Lakes; the Lake's translucent quality is attributed to the tears of unrequited lovers and romantic poets.

Sprawling across the border of Italy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is a postcard-perfect destination. Back dropped by the snow-capped peaks of the Alps and peppered with pretty fishing villages, it enchants visitors with its rustic charm. Highlights of holidaying here include: day trips to the beautiful Borromean Islands; the unparalleled views from the Mottarone Cable Car; weekly food markets serving up delicious Italian delicacies; and the cobbled streets of bustling Stresa.


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Top itineraries in Lake Maggiore

Como lake, Italy

Northern Italy and the Lakes fly-drive

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,545 pp incl. flights

Calm blue lakes, snow-crested mountains, grandiose villas and some of Italy's finest Belle Époque hotels provide the backdrop to this tailor-made driving holiday through beautiful northern Italy. Its bookended by stays among Milan's ultra-fashionable repose and Verona's fabled past.

Top places to stay in Lake Maggiore

Grand Hotel Majestic

Grand Hotel Majestic, Lake Maggiore

Guide price from £785 pp incl. flights

As one of Condé Nast Traveler’s top 50 hotels in Italy, you can expect true lakeside luxury, evidenced across fine dining restaurants, the slice of private beach and delightful rooms.

When to go to Lake Maggiore

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For the longest, brightest and sunniest days, Lake Maggiore’s prime holiday season is between late April and early October. The bloom of spring brings with it plenty of blossom, making it the best time to see the destination’s renowned flora and fauna, whilst a visit during the midsummer months is best for those wanting to swim in the crystalline waters of the idyllic lake.   

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