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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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.
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When to go to Lake Maggiore
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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