|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Ideal for savouring child-friendly breaks, honeymoon moments and group getaways, this 1 bed ground floor apartment (ID 1386) oozes romantic charm and offers all the must-have mod cons for carefree holidays on Lake Maggiore.
Inside the spacious and versatile apartment allows guests to relish in the freedom of their own retreat throughout the year, with the white fresh stone interior providing a cool haven here in the summertime and cosy central heating to curl up to in the wintertime.
Guests can lap up the rustic-style charm of the modernized home, which features a characteristic barrel-vaulted ceiling with exposed stone work. Complemented by free WIFI and a flat screen SAT TV, the scene is set to invite the modern world in.
The stylish open plan living area benefits from a welcoming layout perfect for ambient dining and homely relaxation. A fully-equipped contemporary kitchen diner for 4 provides all the necessary appliances including an eye-level oven, cooker hob, kettle, toaster, coffee machine and dishwasher. The beautiful lake views from here also provide a lovely accompaniment to dinner parties and daytime relaxation.
Couples can easily soak up a tempting holiday lie in, within the inviting contemporary feel of the master bedroom. With lake views to serve as a timeless backdrop and a wardrobe, wall mounted flat screen TV and comfortable double bed to hand, the scene is set for a good nights’ rest.
A contemporary bathroom with power shower and washing machine complete the internal layout of this unique retreat. For added flexibility, a sofa bed to the living room easily transforms into additional accommodation for 2 more guests, if needed.
Outside, guests can enjoy soaking up the sun from their own bistro dining set, which features to the sunny stone terrace.
Nestled amongst serene natural woodland, against a breathtaking back drop of lake and mountain views, the hillside setting of ‘Borgo Maccagno’ provides a tranquil setting in which to savour a year-round Lake Maggiore stay.
Truly unique, the beautiful complex comprises a former medieval Italian village. Now lovingly restored and adapted into an inviting and contemporary holiday residence, guests can soak up romantic history, nature and modern day home comforts; all in one place!
Private parking and laundry facilities also feature on site. The nearby hiking trails offer the perfect distraction for walkers whilst the amenities and activities of Maccagno are within easy reach, just 2km away.
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.
Maccagno makes the ideal choice for family stays, with a children’s play area, football pitch, sailing club, beach volleyball and a rock climbing wall featuring alongside the must-have necessities including a well-stocked supermarket, a host of authentic restaurants, a pharmacy, medical centre and tourist info office. The pretty lake town is home to a number of cultural activities too, with a music hall, exhibition centre, a museum of modern art and a designated festival area.
Maccagno is a very well-serviced town, with a bus service, main lake road access and a hydrofoil in operation. Visitors can easily get about and explore the beauty of Lake Maggiore, including the resorts of Stresa, Ascona, Locarno, Pallanza and the treasure trove of lake highlights, including the beautiful Borromean Islands and water sports, hiking, golf, skiing and a plethora of extreme sports.
Additional Sport & Adventure Activities include:
Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.