Lose yourself on a foodie adventure
Restaurant-goers will be serenaded by violinists while feasting on classic Italian treats. Surrounded by stone-baked pizzas and pastas, your real Italian experience is at the heart of a traditional meal. Make the most of the local delicacies and sample the mouth-watering cheeses and fresh honey, mix it together for the ultimate combination.
As the lake sits between two countries it’s the perfect excuse to cross over to Switzerland and sample some Swiss dishes. Both nations are known for their world-famous food, so expect bountiful flavours and tasty meals no matter which side you’re on. Dinner wouldn’t be complete without something to wash it down with. Let your tastebuds tingle with excitement with a sip of full-bodied wine, from the gentle hills of the Novara area. Enjoy a fine bottle of Ghemme Docg, Nebbiolo Doc and Barbera to top off your meal.
A royal history
Just north of Milan, this Italian lake played a huge part in the historical First World War, using the lake’s access to Switzerland as an escape route from Italy. Since then, Lake Maggiore has become a sanctuary for the luxury-seeking holidaymaker. Isola Bella is one of the most historic islands situated on this stunning lake, standing out for its breathtaking gardens. Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife visited these awe-inspiring gardens as have many of the British royal family.
Now it’s the home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, castles and crumbling rocks of fortresses. Spread over three islands, you’ll find a bundle of cultural wonders, showcasing Lake Maggiore’s impressive history.