Beau Rivage Hotel

With the lake on the doorstep and a superb central location, the family-run Beau Rivage Hotel is an appealing place to spend your holiday to Lake Maggiore.

You’ll get great views of the Borromean Islands from the bar and veranda. There’s also an outdoor pool and a pretty garden area tucked away behind the hotel. The pool is a great place to cool off, and you can soak up some rays on one of the loungers around the edge. There’s also a whirlpool section to relax in.

The dining room’s comfortable and traditional. Breakfasts are a delicious buffet spread, and for your evening meal you can tuck into three courses.

Overview of Baveno

The twinkling waterfront of Italy’s second-largest lake is a great place for a holiday. As soon as you arrive, you’re greeted by lush green mountains, cascading waterfalls and enchanting islands.

The lakefront resort of Baveno has previously hosted British royalty, so you’ll feel like a celebrity throughout your stay at the Beau Rivage Hotel.

The resort is tucked up along the waterfront and it’s a great base for exploring the lake. It’s easy to take trips to nearby islands or get out on the lake and enjoy water sports. In the evening, there’s a whole lot of traditional Italian cuisine to sink your teeth into.

Things to do in Baveno

Situated in an idyllic spot across from the lakeside, the hotel is close to the centre of Baveno and just a few minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal. From the waterfront, you can get out and explore the lake and the Borromean Islands with ease.

Along the lake, restaurants gaze out across the water. Most deal in pizza and pasta dishes made from family recipes – something you’ll struggle to find back home!

In the centre of Baveno, historic churches line the streets. For a glimpse into Baveno’s past, head to Piazza della Chiesa and admire the square and adjoining bell tower.

With its unique charm and quiet air of luxury, Baveno will capture a place in your heart.

Resort Summary

Along the north of Italy sits Baveno, a quiet little resort town which can be found along the shores of Lake Maggiore. With a close-knit village capped with rust-coloured roofs, it’s the picture of Italian tradition, staring out to the Borromean Islands just offshore and the Alps beyond.

Surrounding Baveno are its famous red granite quarries, whose spoils went on to supply the columns for many famous churches and important buildings across Italy, including the Cathedral of Milan.

The town might look a little sleepy in parts, but its other-worldly charm has attracted the likes of Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill. Now, it’s lined with Italian restaurants gazing out over the waterfront, historic churches and elaborate villas exuding the quiet luxury it’s famous for.