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 cafés, this city welcomes all visitors. Take in top local attractions like Villa Taranto Botanical Garden and Isola Bella Botanical Garden. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Lake Maggiore

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like boating and swimming. Venture out of your vacation 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 center:

  • 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

Travelers enjoy Lake Maggiore for its lakeside setting and island views. Whether you're an active traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation to and around Lake Maggiore

Fly into Lugano (LUG-Agno), the closest airport, located 12.6 mi (20.2 km) from the city center. 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 traveling 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.

Where to stay around Lake Maggiore?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,417 vacation rentals near Lake Maggiore. From 784 Houses to 317 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Maggiore for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Maggiore. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Italy: 161,594 vacation rentals
  • Lake Como: 3,807 vacation rentals
  • Milan: 2,528 vacation rentals
  • Switzerland: 11,850 vacation rentals
  • Como: 1,067 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Maggiore! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Maggiore?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Maggiore:

  • Milan: 2,528 rentals
  • Como: 1,067 rentals
  • Lugano: 471 rentals
  • Stresa: 1,715 rentals
  • Locarno: 710 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Lake Maggiore?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Lake Maggiore are:

  • Como (QCM-Como Seaplane Base): 2,806 vacation rentals
  • Malpensa Airport (MXP): 900 vacation rentals
  • Lugano Airport (LUG): 1,010 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake Maggiore?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lake Maggiore. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Stresa Station: 2,539 rentals
  • Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car: 2,537 rentals
  • Como San Giovanni Station: 2,805 rentals
  • Como-Brunate Funicular: 2,883 rentals
  • Cathedral of Como: 2,813 rentals

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

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