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    Hotel Regina Palace, Stresa
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Lago Maggiore - Italy highlights

Brissago Islands on Lake Maggiore
Escape to the botanical gardens on Lake Maggiore and stroll through lush gardens shrouded in fragrant perfumes from colourful flowers.
The sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso in Orselina
Situated above Locarno, this 15th-century sanctuary is a prime pilgrimage site treasured for its panoramic views of the surrounding valley.
Lake Maggiore’s numerous golf courses, mild climate and breathtaking views make it a hotspot for golfers from around the world.
Hiking on Mount Cardada
The 5-minute cable car ride from Locarno-Orselina rewards visitors with spectacular lake and valley views from Mount Cardada’s hiking trails.
Canyoning on the River Verzasca
Adrenaline junkies can shoot down the natural waterslides and admire the cliffs and crystal-clear pools of the beautiful River Verzasca.
Piazza Ascona
Sip espresso at a terrace on this bustling lakefront promenade, soaking up the atmosphere of Ascona’s picturesque Old Town.
Lido di Locarno
The Olympic-size pool means professionals can swim laps, while waterslides and a lakeside thermal spa ensure everyone is entertained.
Novice sailors love Lake Maggiore’s clear water and outstanding scenery, while the annual Verbania Vela festival draws in professionals.
Centovalli Railway
Bridges, gorges, waterfalls and green alpine pastures all make an appearance on the scenic 2-hour train journey from Locarno to Domodossola in Italy.
Locarno Promenade
Stroll along the shore between Locarno and Rivapiana, taking in Mediterranean vegetation, colourful houses and the charming San Quirico Church.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Italy’s longest lake, Lake Maggiore lies at the foot of the southern Alps and extends into Switzerland in the north. Most of the Lake Maggiore hotels in Switzerland are in Locarno and neighbouring Ascona. Surrounded by vineyards, Locarno houses a 12th-century castle and an innovative representation of the solar system which extends as far as Tegna village.

Also in Swiss territory is Brissago, starting point for boat trips to the Brissago Islands whose botanical gardens grow coffee plants. Over the Italian border is beautiful Cannobio in Piedmont, where brightly coloured buildings overlook the small harbour.

South is Ghiffa, home to a UNESCO World Heritage-listed pilgrimage mountain. Just beyond is Verbania, a laidback city lining 2 of Maggiore Lake’s shores. Across the water, the largest of the Borromean Islands – Isola Bella – has a palace and stepped gardens offering wonderful lake views. Home to the largest concentration of Lake Maggiore hotels, Stresa is a lovely town and departure point for boat trips to these islands.

Near the lake’s southern tip is Arona, while less well-known Lake Maggiore resorts in Lombardy include Angera (known for wines and a medieval castle), sleepy Ranco, and Luino with its popular weekly market.

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