Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Lake Maggiore is ready to explore

The lake, gardens and island views display a scene truly unique to Lake Maggiore. Renowned for its boating, sightseeing and cafes, this city welcomes all visitors. Take in top local attractions such as Villa Taranto Botanical Garden and Isola Bella Botanical Garden. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Lake Maggiore

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Travellers enjoy fun activities like boating and swimming. Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Lake Maggiore has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Golf Premeno (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Pian di Sole Ski Centre (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Sci Club Cunardo (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Adventure Park (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Golf Club Verbania (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Lake Maggiore

Travellers enjoy Lake Maggiore for its lakeside setting and island views. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lake Maggiore is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Villa Taranto Botanical Garden (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Isola Bella Botanical Garden (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Special Nature Reserve of Sacro Monte of SS. Trinity of Ghiffa (1.6 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Villa Taranto (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Villa San Remigio (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Sant'Anna Gorge (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Lake Maggiore

Fly into Lugano (LUG-Agno), the closest airport, located 12.6 mi (20.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.), which is 23.3 mi (37.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Porto Valtravaglia Station, Castelveccana Calde Station and Laveno Mombello FNM Station are the main stations that serve the city. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Colmegna Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lake Maggiore?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,789 holiday lettings around Lake Maggiore. From 317 villas to 588 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Maggiore?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lake Maggiore. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lake Como: 3,874 holiday homes
  • Como: 1,053 holiday homes
  • Lake Orta: 1,198 holiday homes
  • Switzerland: 12,566 holiday homes
  • Argegno: 2,322 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Maggiore! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Maggiore?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Lake Maggiore with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Como: 1,053 holiday lettings
  • Argegno: 2,322 holiday lettings
  • Cernobbio: 1,179 holiday lettings
  • Milan: 2,930 holiday lettings
  • Valsolda: 1,777 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Lake Maggiore?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Lake Maggiore are:

  • Malpensa Airport (MXP): 782 self catering accommodations
  • Como (QCM-Como Seaplane Base): 2,470 self catering accommodations
  • Lugano Airport (LUG): 996 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Lake Maggiore? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Lake Maggiore. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Villa Taranto Botanical Garden: 2,605 holiday rentals
  • Varallo Sesia: 821 holiday rentals
  • Villa La Palazzola: 2,509 holiday rentals
  • San Carlo Borromeo Hospital: 2,981 holiday rentals
  • Joint Research Centre: 2,562 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Maggiore listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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