Lake Maggiore Italy
Visit and Explore the Second Largest Italian Lake

If looking to wind down and enjoy some tranquility, away from busy tourist areas - a visit to Lake Maggiore Italy might be the thing to include on the next trip here. This beautiful lake is sometimes called Lake Verbano and is the second largest in the country. The Maggiore Lake is located in the northern regions of Lombardy and Piedmont, just south of the Alps - in fact the lake is bisected by the border of the two neighbouring regionsIts waters flow between the borders of Switzerland and Italy and are surrounded by beautiful mountain views and fresh clean mountain air. If rest and relaxation is what you crave, then this area won’t disappoint. 

Maggiore Lake Weather

The weather in Lake Maggiore Italy is quite pleasant in the summer and mild in the winter allowing Mediterranean vegetation to grow. The climate allows many species of exotic and rare plants to thrive in the area and can be viewed at numerous available botanical gardens.


More About Lake Maggiore Italy

Lago Maggiore, as the locals call it - is often known as the Eden of Italy. It is a hidden gem, tucked away in the mountains and can offer tourists an escape from the usual busy areas and provide a glimpse into the real Italian culture of the region. Stresa - Lake Maggiore is the main and perhaps most popular commune in the area. There are many activities to be enjoyed while visiting this region. 

  • Borromean Islands - A trip to the Borromean Islands is an integral part of any visit to Lake Maggiore Italy. Although the total land mass of all of the islands together equals just over 50 acres, these islands draw tourists all year round because of their amazing beauty. Isola Bella (Beautiful island) is the largest of these land masses and one of the most popular to visit. Boat tours offer the ability to explore these islands, all while taking in the serenity that the lake has to offer.
  • Markets If you feel up to some shopping while on your visit, the Maggiore Lake has some wonderful markets that may pique your interest. The largest and most popular of these is Luino market where some of the finest local produce, cheeses and artisan goods can be purchased. Cannobio and Intra markets are also worthy of a visit.

  • Italian Cuisine - Because this region is known for its fresh fruits and vegetables and delicious cuisine, there are many options for tourists to partake in cooking classes where they will learn the traditional Italian way of cooking. Often these classes are followed by an Al Fresco Dinner (Dinner Outside) where participants can sample their work, while enjoying Italy’s great outdoors. 
  • Water Sports - If spending time on crystal clear waters is how you would prefer to spend your Italian vacation, Maggiore Lakes offers a wide variety of different water sports. Sailing is quite popular, as well as windsurfing and kitesurfing. Boats can be rented at reasonable rates from numerous vendors along the lake’s perimeter, also private boating tours can be hired for personalized, guided excursions around the lake. Lake Maggiore Italy also offers many lidos, or open-air swimming pools that guests can enjoy. Many of these connect with the lake and provide lounging areas, diving boards and water slides.

The laid back atmosphere is perfect for relaxation, enjoying slow travel or tying the knot with your loved one while having a proper Lake Maggiore wedding. Whatever the activity that brings you here - be sure to take a deep breath, fill your lungs with fresh mountain air and take some time to unwind while visiting Lake Maggiore Italy. 

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Maggiore Lake Map & Train Tips

Below you'll find a map of Lake Maggiore with nearby train stations, water transportation, popular attractionslodging options and much more. Reaching this destination by train is easily done from Milan (Stazione Cadorna) to the local stations: Laveno and Porta Garibaldi. Refer to the Italy train map for an overall glimpse of the country's railway system.

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