Make a holiday rental property or holiday house in Lake Maggiore South, Italy your home away from home
The southern tip of the magnificently beautiful Lake Maggiore falls into the Novara Province in Peidmont, Italy. Although all the major Italian lakes exude charm and glamour, Lake Maggiore is one of the most natural, atmospheric and authentically Italian. The reliable climate and stunning Alpine scenery which greets you as you arrive at a Lake Maggiore holiday house, immediately sets your mind at rest, letting you relax from the moment you arrive.
Things to do on holiday in Lake Maggiore South, Italy
When you first arrive at your Lake Maggiore holiday house, a great way to explore your surroundings is to take one of the lake cruises which tour the lake. Although you can visit the vast majority of towns, villages and islands, you should remember your passport, as the top end of the lake falls into Switzerland.
Depending on the time of year you arrive at your self catering Lake Maggiore holiday house, you may be lucky enough to be visiting during one of the famously atmospheric Lake Maggiore festivals. During the first two weeks of August, Lake Maggiore accommodation becomes even more highly sought after as the huge Locarno Film Festival gets into full swing, with the biggest outdoor screen in Europe, in Piazza Grande, showing the finest entries. The Ascona Jazz Festival and Settimane Musicali classical festival also attract many visitors. Information on all of the Lake Maggiore festivals is available from the Lake Maggiore tourist information offices.
The countryside which surrounds the shores of Lake Maggiore are perfect for walking, mountain biking and skiing in summer, with outdoor activity enthusiasts arriving in self catering Lake Maggiore apartments and villas for the excellent trails which cross the slopes. Sailing and windsurfing also thrive on Lake Maggiore.
Places to visit on holiday in Lake Maggiore South, Italy
Isola Bella is a wonderfully Italian, and highly ornate baroque palace and terraced gardens set on a small island in the centre of Lake Maggiore. Property on the island, and the other Borromeo Islands which spring up at certain points throughout the waters, are privately owned, but the impossibly picturesque Isola Pescatori is home to a working fishing village, and well worth visiting from any Lake Maggiore accommodation.
Weather in Lake Maggiore South, Italy
In July and August, temperatures can soar into the mid 30’s with amazing reliability, and the evenings are amazingly long and warm, meaning you can eat your evening meal in short sleeves, sitting on the balcony of your self catering Lake Maggiore accommodation, watching the sun set over some of the most remarkable scenery in northern Italy. In winter, a self catering Lake Maggiore property is a magnificent getaway, as the majority of resorts are closed from November until March, letting you enjoy the region to yourself. Temperatures in winter are cold, with snow common between January and February.
Travel to Lake Maggiore South, Italy
A Lake Maggiore holiday house can be reached very quickly from Milan’s Malpensa Airport (MXP), which is just 30km from the lakes southern end. With some fantastically cheap flights available from Flybe, direct to Malpensa, it has never been easier, cheaper or more convenient to reach a Lake Maggiore accommodation.