Lake Maggiore Hotels & Holidays
About Lake Maggiore
It is said that the translucent quality of Lake Maggiore's water is from the teardrops of unrequited lovers and romantic poets. Much appreciated by Byron and Shelley, a temperate microclimate made this region a preferred hideaway for 19th century aristocrats who built palatial villas with landscaped gardens on its pristine shoreline and panoramic hills.
Palm-lined esplanades are decorated with magnolia and overlook the Borromean Islands, reposing on a sleepy stretch of water reached by steamer. Isola Bella dominates these small, verdant retreats, which house a magnificent palazzo surrounded by lush, floral gardens with fountains, peacocks, classical statuary and secretive grottos.
Lake steamers take avid gardeners to Pallanza to enjoy its celebrated cuisine before visiting the Villa Taranto to marvel at over 20,000 exotic plants set in 50 spectacular acres.
At the foot of Mount Carza and affording leisurely walks to stunning wooded hills and flower-drenched gardens surrounding privilegedpalazzi.
- The Borromean Islands
- The gardens of Villa Taranto (currently closed)
- Isola Bella
- Settimane Musicali Festival
Multi Centre Holidays
Experience the best of both worlds and combine your Lake Maggiore holiday with another Italian destination. Citalia offer a fantastic range of multi centre holidays, perfect for taking in all that Italy has to offer.
Please note: Excursions operate seasonally.
Zermatt & The Matterhorn: The Ossola Valley winds its way gracefully up towards the Alps and away from Lake Maggiore, leading you to the famous Simplon Pass. At the highest point of the Pass, the Belvedere View Point, there are unbeatable 360° panoramic views of the Swiss and Italian Alps. Continue along the Matter Valley further into the heart of the Alps. At Taesch you will take the rack and pinion railway up to Zermatt itself, surrounded by some of the most famous peaks in the Alps and the most picturesque of the Alpine villages.
Full Day Excursion from £62 pp
Hotels in Lake Maggiore
A huge success with Citalia guests for over 35 years, Hotel Astoria is approximately 275m from the...
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and head to the picturesque town of Cannero, where...
The Grand Hotel Bristol is set amidst beautifully tended gardens and gazes out over Italy's second...
Undoubtedly the most exclusive hotel on Lake Maggiore, the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromées...
Situated opposite the lakeside promenade with only a 5 minute walk to the town centre of Stresa,...
One of Stresa's most stylish hotels, the elegant Hotel Regina Palace commands wonderful views of...
The beautiful Villa e Palazzo Aminta Beauty & Spa, a member of 'The Leading Hotels of the...