With a backdrop of alpine mountains, Lake Maggiore is nestled between Switzerland and Italy in the Southern Alps, giving a fresh Mediterranean climate. Take a trip to the world-famous resort of Zermatt and see the Matterhorn in real life, or splash some cash in a trip to one of the worlds fashion capitals, Milan.
Holidays to Lake Maggiore take you to the southern side of the Italian alps, the second largest in Italy and is one of the country’s most spectacular destinations, spanning more than forty miles. It’s also home to more than 42 towns and five islands.
With all this land covered there is plenty to see and do in the area, from a visit to the fashion capital of Milan to a trip across the border into Switzerland and everything in between. Let Citalia help you to enjoy the trip of a lifetime with our fantastic itineraries and tours.
Lake Maggiore holidays are ideal for the active explorer. Take a boat trip to one of the islands and stroll in the beautiful gardens of the lakeside Villas. With such a romantic setting, holidays in Lake Maggiore are perfect for couples. Spend the days wandering hand in hand along stunning promenades and explore the exquisite architecture the area has to offer.
At Citalia we’re the leading Italian holiday specialist, with nearly 90 years of expertise in creating holidays. Let us help you to enjoy your Lake Maggiore holiday like no other and show you the hidden gems, including Isola Madre, the botanical garden on water. Part of the Borromean archipelago, this island is home to a mixture of exotic plants, flowers and birds such as peacocks. It’s easy to spend an afternoon strolling around the restaurants and little shops, and taking in the stunning views from the island.
Take a trip away from your hotel and visit Omegna, which is on Lake Orta. Here you can wander along the riverside passageways and over beautiful bridges, exploring the historic centre. Omegna is a quiet local town so you won’t find hordes of tourists here, just a real taste of Italian culture.
Visit the small and picturesque town of Cannero, which is located further up the lake towards Switzerland, and offers a unique attraction away from the usual tourist circuits. This is the perfect place to experience authentic Italy.
Experience more of Italy by adding an excursion to your holiday. Below is a selection of our most popular group excursions in this area.
In addition we can also arrange private tours and experiences tailored to your individual requirements.
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Discover the real Lake Maggiore while staying in one of our carefully selected hotels
The closest airport to Lake Maggiore is Milan Malpensa (MXP). Direct flights to Milan are available from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted and Manchester and take approximately 2 hours.
Direct flights to Milan Bergamo (BGY) depart from London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, East Midlands and Belfast and take approximately 2 hours.
Lake Maggiore is a summer destination, with the season generally running from April to October. The best time to visit is in the springtime, when the temperature is warm but not too hot and all the wild flowers are out in bloom. May, June and September are ideal months to visit. Temperatures are at their hottest in July and August and this is when the lake is at its busiest.
At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.
You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.