Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore, Lombardy: Address, Lake Maggiore Reviews: 4.5/5

Lake Maggiore
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JLi
London, UK7 contributions
Brilliant place to visit
Aug 2020
A beautiful destination.

The scenery is stunning.

Travel on the lake when you can, the ferries visit all the towns/resorts.
Written 29 June 2021
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Alan R
Castleford, UK135 contributions
Very relaxing
Sep 2019
A very relaxing place with nice towns and broad lakeside promenades. Towns of Stress and Aroma on the Italian side of the lake are nice tourist type towns which are relaxed and pleasant places to stay or visit. There are plenty of nice gardens around the lake and on the islands of the lake. The Maggiore Express is a nice trip into Switzerland and takes a full day with the boat back from Locarno. All in all a nice place to visit with as much or as little to da as you want.
Written 27 September 2019
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papasmuff
Nottingham, UK5 contributions
Lake Maggiore
Aug 2019
Beautiful views , not as busy as Lake Garda but not as interesting. Food and drink was expensive. trip on the railway to Switzerland was lovely , along with the boat trip back down the lake to Stresa.
Written 29 August 2019
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jaymuz007
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
Head to Lake Maggiore to escape the crowds
Jul 2019 • Family
We stayed in Lake Maggiore in late July and were surprised it was not very crowded, very peaceful. Nice slow pace.

We stayed in a villa for 3 nights, 2 full days on the shores of Lake Maggiore. This was a fantastic location.

On our first day we headed to the Cable Car at Stressa to the top of Mount Mottarone. It was a great way to see the lakes and regions. We then took a boat to Isola pescatoria & Bella. These were great islands and good to have a look around both have cafes and restaurants, souvenirs etc.

Our second day was a visit to see the beautiful gardens and zoo, Parco Pallavincino, well worth a visit. Spent about 2 hours there. We then took an afternoon drive up coast towards Swiss border, having lunch in a seaside town along the way.

Of an evening we were spoilt for choice, the lakeside restaurants serve up beautiful local cuisine with seafood a speciality. Bellisimo!
Written 7 August 2019
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Emilie G
Montrouge, France1,422 contributions
A must-see
Jun 2019 • Family
The Lake Maggiore is definitely a must-see if you happen to be in the north of Italy. You can visit from Milan. A nice way to discover a bit of this lake is to start from Stresa and book a ferry day ticket to visit the three Borromeans islands. Plan a day. Enjoy!
Written 1 July 2019
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Sheila K
Staffordshire, UK120 contributions
When can we go again soon
Jun 2019 • Couples
Visited with partner for a week. We were absolutely bowled over by the views and experiences here. We stopped at Stresa which was convenient as very close to chair lift & boat docks, although they go from most areas I believe. There is a lovely walkway that mostly we could walk from our hotel to the centre of the town. Lovely old building along the way to look at if you can drag your eyes away from the lake views. Was clean looking as well. Plenty of boats to catch to the various islands. Weather was very hot but didn't deter us from going out as plenty of seats to take a rest & plenty of cafes. Good areas if you want to have a swim or sunbathe at the edge of the lake.
Written 23 June 2019
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jeffreyjack
100 contributions
Relaxing. Beautiful. Historical
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were only there for two days but should have stayed a week. Town after town of historical buildings and restaurants. Isola Bella, Stresa, Arona, and so much more.
Written 13 June 2019
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savassoy
Istanbul, Turkey30 contributions
Lake maggiore
May 2019 • Couples
With all this small towns of maggiore lake , you ll like it. It has different type than como lake. It s also advantage to be close to Switzerland. You can check and compare with Lugano lake
Written 5 June 2019
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The_Rock_50
Mount Pearl, Canada532 contributions
Incredibly beautiful area !
Sep 2018 • Couples
This Italian Lake is incredibly beautiful, both to enjoy from the shores & the many boat ways of doing so.

Even the walkway they have around most of the lake I such a pleasant way to take in the lake from the shores. The nearby villages like Stresa are well appointed with lots of great restaurants, shopping & friendly people, all you need for an enjoyable visit this scenic lake.

Truly look forward to our return for a longer stay.
Written 21 October 2018
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Hiloan
Honolulu, HI166 contributions
Malpensa bus transport direct to Lake Maggiore, CHEAP & FAST, avoid Milano transfer
Apr 2018 • Couples
Want CHEAP, FAST & DIRECT bus transport to Lake Maggiore? Use ALIBUS! Lv Malpensa airport every 2 hours, directly to Lake Maggiore avoids a stop/transfer in Milano. Fast, 1-1.5 hr long. It’s cheaper and more direct than a train or limo! Even locals use it.
Written 30 September 2018
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