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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Lake Maggiore, Switzerland your home away from home

A trip to the northern end of Lake Maggiore provides a wonderful setting for a holiday any time of the year. This portion of the Lake is in Switzerland and is a picturesque setting with many interesting things for visitors to do and see. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, chalets, apartments, B&Bs and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to Lake Maggiore, Switzerland

The fantastic scenery around Lake Maggiore including the backdrop of the Alps provides visitors with a beautiful area with miles of hiking trails and boat trips. Naturally there are many activities available on the lake such as swimming, sailing, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, water rafting and windsurfing. Trails along the lake are also available for cyclists and horse riders to enjoy the views.

There are several sporting facilities located in the area with a few golf courses nearby and across the border in Italy as well as tennis courts. More extreme sports such as bungee jumping can also be attempted in this part of the country. During the winter, holidaymakers can head off in to the mountains and enjoy downhill, cross country and alpine skiing as well as snowboarding.

Visitors looking for a good night out will find clubs and discos as well as a casino in Locarno. Numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are located in the area offering good Italian fare as well as international dishes. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase a fine array of food and drinks from specialised shops and local supermarkets, while places such as Locarno have lots of boutiques selling fashion items and locally made arts and crafts.

Places to visit on holiday to Lake Maggiore, Switzerland

There are a number of interesting towns to visit in this region with historic buildings and churches. Visitors will also find a few museums and galleries nearby such as Villa Favorita in Lugarno. The Verzasca Dam is a wonderful place to visit as well with magnificent views. Visitors to the area can enjoy guided tours and excursions including a trip on the Centovalli Railway, which operates between Locarno and Domodossola in Italy. Lake boats take holidaymakers to various little hideaways along the lake including pretty towns and villages such as Ascona. The Isles of Brissago has a rare collection of plants and flowers.

Weather in Lake Maggiore, Switzerland

The temperature in Southern Switzerland is hottest in July and August when the average maximum is approximately 29 degrees centigrade. Temperatures normally stay in the 20 degree centigrade area between May and September. October is usually the wettest month of the year with an average of 110 mm rainfall.

Travel to Lake Maggiore, Switzerland

Orio al Serio Airport near Bergamo in Northern Italy is one of the nearest to the Swiss side of Lake Maggiore and is approximately a one and three quarter hour drive away. The airport has low cost flights with Ryanair the main airline operating here with flights to and from domestic and major European destinations such as Berlin, Brussels, Dublin, Madrid and Paris and numerous British airports including Bristol, East Midlands, London-Stansted, Liverpool and Glasgow. Car hire firms such as Autoeuropa, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto Tirreno, Major Rent and Sixt are located at the airport.

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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              Most accommodating hosts

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              I had spent some time previously in the Locarno area and found the suggestions by my hosts in the manner of materials provided in the room and at the reception area as well as those provided by them personally for different things to do to be most helpful. The area was very peaceful and quiet and well maintained and not far from multiple activities to engage in. One can easily stay here without the use of a car, but parking is provided for all guests. I would gladly stay here again and hope that I can do so in the future. I would recommend this facility to anyone.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                              Nice house, very well equipped kitchen, but too close to main road, little bit noisy

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              Beautiful, big garden, well equipped kitchen, and an extra washing machine is there for your comfort. Our only problem was, that the house is situated by the main road of the Maggia valley, so it was a little bit noisy because of the cars.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                              Excellent base to explore Ticino

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              Modern, well furnished and equipped holiday apartment with excellent views over Lago Maggiore.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016