Straddling the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy and extending into Switzerland, Lake Maggiore’s alpine landscapes are embellished with beautiful villas and lush gardens, bell towers and sheltered villages, overlooking the shimmering blue waters of the lake.
On this 7-night holiday, explore the villages of Orta and Macugnaga, sail to the Borromean Islands and enjoy a leisurely train journey on the Centovalli Railway to the town of Locarno in Switzerland. Staying in one of the region’s quaint lakeside towns, you can while away your hours admiring local Renaissance and medieval architecture, soaking up the tranquil atmosphere and enjoying wonderful scenic views out onto the water.
- Flights from Edinburgh or Bristol to Milan
- 7 nights in the charming lakeside town of Baveno
- Full day excursion, by boat, visiting the Borromean Islands
- A half day excursion to Lake Orta
- A full day excursion to Locarno in Switzerland, including a journey on the Centovalli Railway
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Choice of Hotels
Hotel Della Torre 3*
This comfortable and well-appointed hotel is located only 150m from the shores of Lake Maggiore. A 20 minute stroll along the lakeside promenade brings you to Stresa’s town centre, where you’ll find streets packed with atmosphere and a selection of cafes and shops. Also within walking distance are the departure points for the Mottarone cable car and local ferries, as well as the train station.
Hotel Beau Rivage 3*
Located on the lakeside in the heart of scenic Baveno, the family run Hotel Beau Rivage offers pleasingly decorated, comfortable accommodation and is a perfect base for sightseeing in this beautiful region. A 5 minute stroll along the lake shore promenade brings you to the departure point for the public boat service to the Borromean Islands. Hotel facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool set in terraced gardens, plus spacious and charming lounge and bar areas in which you can relax and enjoy the company of fellow travellers
Hotel Rosa 4*
Situated in a quiet area of the historic town of Baveno, the newly built Hotel Rosa is an ideal base for a week of sightseeing and relaxation. Its modern, well equipped accommodation ensures a comfortable stay in this scenic corner of Lake Maggiore.