Located in what is known as the ""Italian Lake District"" is the magnificent Lake Maggiore. Surrounded by quaint towns and villages, a Lake Maggiore holiday offers the chance to relax in stunning surroundings or engage in a vast range of indoor or outdoor activities. A Lake Maggiore holiday rental house is the perfect base from which to set out and explore this beautiful area and return to of an evening for a much needed rest!
A Lake Maggiore holiday is the perfect choice for those who love having access to watersports and areas that provide plenty of green space. Amongst the water-based activities that can be enjoyed at Lake Maggiore are swimming, sailing, fishing, windsurfing and water skiing. Other activities available on a Lake Maggiore holiday include horse riding, tennis, golf, mountaineering, walking and cycling. A Lake Maggiore holiday rental house offers the chance to see some spectacular water scenery, which is perfect for those who are keen photographers or artists.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Lake Maggiore holiday rental house, then there are many places worth visiting in the surrounding area. One place that should be at the top of your list is Isola Bella, which is one of the three main Borromean Islands. Owned by the prominent Borromeo family, the island has a large palace that dominates most of the island which was built by Carlo III of the family in dedication to his wife, Isabella. The gardens that have been built around the palace are also one of the most beautiful in the area and attract a lot of visitors each year.
Visitors thinking of having a Lake Maggiore holiday rental house will be pleased to hear that the climate is very mild and Mediterranean-like. The warmest months of the year are usually June and July when the temperature during the day can be as much as 29°C. There are cooling winds and thunderstorms to help deal with the heat and humidity during the summer. The autumn months are still very mild with visitors often enjoying outdoor activities in temperatures of around 18°C. The winter sees the daytime temperature fall to around 10°C. January is usually the wettest month of the year and the average rainfall for the area is 7 inches.
Travel to Lake Maggiore, Varese Travellers on a Lake Maggiore holiday will either land at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) or Milan Linate Airport (LIN) both of which are under an hour and a half from Lake Maggiore. Air operators offering cheap, regular flights to the area include British Airways, Flybe, Air Italy and easyJet. Passengers can depart from a range of UK airports such as Gatwick (LGW), Edinburgh (EDI), Bristol (BRS), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX).