The sunny climate of the Mediterranean means you can head on holiday to Lake Maggiore anytime of the year.
Once you witness palm-lined promenades, magical mountain backdrops and astonishing sights, we have a feeling you’ll be planning your next trip before you even step foot back in the UK. Showering you with beauty on every corner, you’ll find Lake Maggiore straddling Italy and picturesque Switzerland.
Celebrating the architecture, cosmopolitan lifestyle and gastronomical delights are the popular villages of Stresa and Baveno. Situated on the western shore, you’ll find these towns host plenty of independent shops, stylish restaurants and weekly markets. However, Baveno is a little more laid back for those searching for a relaxing retreat. It also has a small lakeside lido just outside of the village which in summer has live evening music, the perfect spot to catch the sunset.
Beach lovers will be in their element at the lakeside shingle bays, where sunbeds are ready and waiting. The inviting lake waters will lure watersport fans in and once the sun sets, sit back and watch the bars and clubs come alive.
It’s not all about the lake views, there’s plenty of action up in the mountain tops too. Grab a cable car up Stresa Mottarone, not forgetting to stop midway for a stroll through the Alpine Gardens. You can choose to catch the next ride or walk to the top passing magnificent Po Valley and seven blue lakes. Of course, with Lake Maggiore home to several islands, you could spend your days taking a water taxi to each spot.