The Italian Lakes - Lake Maggiore & Around (Chapter)
This is the Lake Maggiore & Around chapter from Lonely Planet's The Italian Lakes guidebook.
Italy’s second-largest lake, Maggiore is one of Europe’s more graceful corners. Pretty lake shore towns serve as gateways to gorgeous Maggiore islands, while wooded hillsides rise, strewn with decadent villas, lush botanical gardens and even the occasional castle - all with a backdrop of Swiss mountain peaks.
- Spending a day exploring the lavish lifestyle of the Borromees on their three Maggiore islands.
- Visiting the Isola San Giulio, climbing the sacred mountain and pausing for lunch in Orta San Giulio
- Exploring Locarno’s old town then taking the funiculars up the mountain for stunning views.
- restaurants & nightlife
Coverage includes: Stresa & Around, Arona, Borromean Islands, Verbania, Ghiffa, Cannobio, Vira, Luino, Laveno, Casalzuigno, Santa Caterina del Sasso, Ranco, Angera, Varese, Santa Maria del Monte, Castiglione Olona, Castelseprio & Torba, Lake Orta, Orta San Giulio, Locarno (Switzerland), Ascona, Ticino’s Western Valleys, Valle Maggia, Val Verdasca.
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