Maccagno Superiore Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Lovely apartment sleeps 4 in luxury Maccagno holiday complex
Situated to the first floor of this modern new build residence guests can enjoy the luxury of a holiday complex with fabulous shared facilities with the freedom that comes from a self-catering stay.
The property (ID 735) can be reached by lift or stairwell and boasts WIFI access and comprises a spacious and stylish open plan living and dining room furnished with comfortable sofas, a flat screen SAT TV and dining area. The fully fitted modern kitchen is perfect for preparing delicious meals from local produce during your holiday stay with a gas hob oven and the convenience of a fridge freezer and dishwasher.
French doors open out onto a fabulous private terrace perfect for enjoying alfresco meals and day time relaxing with views over the residence and towards the beautiful lake.
The spacious contemporary double bedroom furnished with double bed and bedside furniture is perfect for unwinding at the end of a busy day of sightseeing and a modern bathroom fitted with power shower is also situated in the property. Laundry facilities are provided for guests in the basement and resident parking is provided just outside.
Guests can make full use of the fabulous onsite facilities which include a beautiful outside swimming pool with sunny lake view poolside perfect for sunbathing and relaxing. The scenic promenade is also just situated below and is the ideal spot for jogging and walking. A stylish onsite cafe bar restaurant is also perfect for enjoying a morning coffee and brioche, a relaxed alfresco lunch or romantic evening meal with the beautiful lake providing an atmospheric back drop.
This beautiful resort town enjoys a lovely lakefront position along the northerly eastern shore of Lake Maggiore and retains an ancient and noble history, once being known as a skilled craft and fishing village under the Mandelli Counts before being granted freedom to become a free miniature state with its own mint for several centuries before the powerful Borromeo family took control.
Today its colourful past can be seen with the lower part of Maccagno noticeably more ancient then the modern upper part of the town, with medieval passageways, noble townhouses, an imperial watch tower and the sanctuary of ‘Madonna della Punta’.
Visitors can enjoy the many pizzerias and fine restaurants, its lakefront promenade which leads to a modern art museum, a forest, play area and beach. For swimmers the Lidos of nearby Locarno and Ascona are recommended. Carnival festivities also feature during the summer months and play up to the town’s famous culinary expertise with the famous ‘Rice and Sausage’ festival.
Maccagno offers a wide choice of sporting activities including tennis, hiking, mountain biking, volleyball, rock climbing, scuba diving and sailing. For golfers there is a choice of 6 golf courses in a 40 km radius of the town.
A frequent ferry service also operates from the town taking visitors to the beautiful towns of Cannobio, Stresa and to the incredible and elegant gardens found on the Bromero Islands.
From the town and just 7 minutes drive away, visitors can also take the mainline train from Luino to explore the local area. The bustling town of Luino also offers a wide choice of supermarkets, shops and amenities as well as boasting the largest weekly market in Europe!
The cosmopolitan Swiss city of Lugano makes for an enjoyable day trip and is conveniently located just 40 minutes drive away. Lugano boasts many fine boutique designer shopping boulevards and antique and fine art shops as well as many lovely cafés and fine restaurants which line the elegant piazzas. The nightlife is also buzzing with fantastic bars, a choice of nightclubs and modern casinos.
Lake Maggiore is also within easy reach of neighbouring Lake Como. The smaller and extremely beautiful lake is just a 65 minutes drive away and offers many pretty villages and villas to explore.
For winter sports the Ski resorts of Alpe Forcora, Andermatt and St Berradino are ideally situated 1 hours drive away.
Milan Malpensa airport is also easily accessible from Maccagno, being just an 80minute drive away and an inexpensive train service operates from Milan Central Station to nearby Luino and taking between 1-2 hours.
Lake Maggiore is 54 km long, with a coastline of over 150km and at its widest is 12 km. Like all the other Northern Italian lakes it is a deep glacial basin fed by rivers; Verzasca, Giona, and Cannobino flow into the lake. Its major outlet is the Ticino which, in turn, joins the river Po just south-east of Pavia.
Piedmont and Lombardy are two major regions surrounding the Lake but the most northerly section of Lake Maggiore extends a dozen kilometres into Switzerland, the lowest point above sea-level in Switzerland.
The climate as with all these protected lakes is mild in both summer and winter, producing lush vegetation, with beautifully planted gardens in wonderful villas growing rare and exotic plants. Well-known gardens include those of the Isola Madre, Isola Bella and the Isole di Brissago, that of the Villa Taranto in Verbania, and the Alpinia botanical garden above Stresa. These lakes are almost like a lost world. They also have their monsters apparently!
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair accessible