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Lake Maggiore

The Doll Museum. The villages and the districts. Trekking, horse riding and water sports. Advice for experiencing Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore is located between Lombardy, Piedmont and Switzerland, boasting an unparalleled beauty and rich history. It represents a major destination for whoever wishes to enjoy a lake vacation in Lombardy, since it offers several artistic and sightseeing attractions. 

There are many options for you to practice outdoor sports, surrounded by lush nature.

Lake Maggiore's lombard shores of Verbano feature numerous boroughs and localities that are perfect for both a prolongued stay or just a relaxing weekend.

Head south towards Angera, famous mostly for the ancient Fortress Borromeo. It showcases an interesting permanent exhibition for adults and children: the Dolls and Toys Museum, the largest one in Europe.

Laveno Mombello can be found by going along the lake front. It counts with both the Museum of Ceramic Design, the Church of the Invention of Santo Stefano, elegant arcaded buildings that create a welcoming atmosphere. If you are in the area, a visit to the Santa Caterina del Sasso Hermitage is a must. This monastery guards relevant frescoes and has a distinct clock tower. It boasts a unique, beautiful view of the lake.

Luino is another charming borough known for its wednesday market, which displays both clothing and local handicrafts. Then there is Maccagno, anciet town divided by its Upper and Lower Boroughs. Do not miss Contrada Maggiore and its Imperial Tower.

The borough of Luino on Lake Maggiore

Naturally, lakeshore towns are an ideal starting point for sailing on the lagoon, admiring its varied flora and the northern moutain landscape. You could take the chance to visit the Borromean Islands as well.

Although the boroughs in the province of Varese offer the opportunity to experience its history and ancient traditions, Lake Maggiore is the perfect place to practice water sports and other outdoor activities. The mild weather, the wind and topography of the area allow to actively engage in water skiing, canoeing, sailing and subacquean activities. Along the shores of Varese you can go trekking, horseback riding or mountain bike. Bicycles are a great way to move around the lake area since there are numerous itineraries dedicated to cycling.

Spend an unforgettable lake vacation in Lombardy's largest basin. It will full all kinds of interests and needs while providing regenerating solutions for both body and mind!

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