The picturesque village of Maccagno is situated close to the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore, the second largest lake in Italy. Situated in the Lombardy region, close to the Swiss border, visitors enjoying their holidays in Maccagno will find that the village enjoys some beautiful mountainside scenery. There are a large number of self catering properties available in the area, including mountainside chalets, villas and apartments enjoying spectacular views of the lake and scenery beyond.
Travellers spending their holidays in Maccagno and the province in which it is situated, Varese, will find a wealth of activities and places of interest to visit. There are a number of lakeside activities such as watersports and cruises, as well as exploring the many gardens boasting numerous rare and exotic plants which flourish in the area’s sheltered climate. Varese town itself is famous for its sacred mountain (Sacro Monte di Varese), which is a popular place for religious pilgrimage and worship and one of the UNESCO World Heritage designated sites: Sacri Monte of Piedmont and Lombardy.
One of the most popular excursions for visitors spending their holidays in Maccagno is to take one of the regular ferry crossings across Lake Maggiore to the stunning town of Cannobio. Situated in the Piedmont region, Cannobio boasts a number of attractions for those spending their holidays in Maccagno, including the recently refurbished cobbled lakeside piazza, an ideal spot to enjoy some refreshments whilst watching the many activities taking place on the lake. The town’s ancient buildings, many of which are over 600 years old, are well preserved and reflect the town’s smuggling history. Cannobio also boasts its own sandy beach, or Lido, which has been awarded European Union Blue Flag Status for its facilities and cleanliness.
Visitors looking to enjoy their holidays in Maccagno, Lombardy, will be pleased to know that the area enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. Summer temperatures in Maccagno are cooled in summer by the breezes which blow down the lake valley, although may still reach up to 25 degrees Celsius. Similarly, the lake influences the winter temperatures, although temperatures may drop below freezing and snowfall is mainly limited to the higher elevations around Maccagno. Maccagno experiences an average annual rainfall of around 26 inches, the heaviest of which is usually around May.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Maccagno will expect to fly to Malpensa International Airport (MXP), near Milan. There are a number of airlines offering regular and affordable flights to this airport, including British Airways, Alitalia, Air France, and Ryanair. Flights depart from many UK international airports, including London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Belfast (BFS) and Edinburgh (EDI).