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Lake Maggiore travel guide

Using our Lake Maggiore travel guide, you will quickly realise that this area offers visitors a wealth of activities to enjoy. Not only that. There is also plenty to do during your Lake Maggiore holiday, whether you’re six or sixty six! Moreover, it’s a great all year round holiday destination too. For example, there is skiing to enjoy in the Winter and some stunning walks in the Autumn. In the Summer there are great beaches to relax on. And in the Spring there are some wonderful villages to visit. Moreover, it’s in a stunning part of Italy! Lake Maggiore really does cater for all tastes, whatever time of year to choose to visit!

 

Introducing our Lake Maggiore travel guide

 

To help you make the most of your stay on Lake Maggiore, Bookings For You has put together a Lake Maggiore travel guide. We’ve packed it full of information about all the things to see and do during your Lake Maggiore holiday. Our Lake Maggiore travel guide can also provide restaurant recommendations. In addition, we’ve included plenty of ideas on how to keep the children entertained. Alternatively, you can simply use it to find out the ‘must see’ sights in the area. Whatever your interests, we hope that our Lake Maggiore travel guide will be able to provide the answers you need! You can then sit back and enjoy your Italian Lakes villa holiday.

Just click on the relevant Lake Maggiore travel guide section below to find out more. We’ve included information about all the exciting Italian Lakes holiday activities you could enjoy. Perhaps you’re after information on Lake Maggiore restaurants or you’re searching for days out ideas? Or maybe you’re searching for information on cycling around Lake Maggiore or what water sports are on offer? Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got it covered!

 

Currency Exchange

Currency Exchange

Looking to buy your holiday money in preparation for your trip to Italy? In line with the rest of the European Union, Italy's currency is the EURO. However, Lake Maggiore falls into both Switzerland and Italy. As a result, you may want to consider ordering some Swiss francs as well as euros for your trip. Certainly, it's worth having a few Swiss francs to hand if you plan on crossing over the border and visiting the Swiss towns of Locarno or Ascona.   Arranging currency for your Italy trip   We definitely recommend having some cash with you when you travel to Italy. We would...
Family holidays

Family holidays

Lake Maggiore offers a true all year round family holiday option. Whether your children are 3 months, 3 years or 13 years old, there is plenty to entertain them, whatever their age. A family holiday on Lake Maggiore will definitely tick the boxes of every single family member!   A Summer family holiday to Lake Maggiore in the great outdoors   In the Summer, most children are happy to spend their days on the beaches of Lake Maggiore. Once here, the water sports on offer can help to keep them amused all day long. Paddle boarding, kayaking and windsurfing are all popular on Lake...
Hiking on Lake Maggiore

Hiking on Lake Maggiore

Hiking on Lake Maggiore is an extremely popular activity for those holidaying in the area. If hiking is your cup of tea, then you certainly won't find many better places to spend your vacation! What is more, the Italian Lakes are a popular walking destination all year round.   Hiking routes on Lake Maggiore   On the Eastern side of the lake, Val Veddasca just north of Dumenza is ideal walking territory. It includes the Passo della Forcora where you will find tracks and paths for excursions of various levels of difficulty surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. There are many paths...
Italian Lakes Weather

Italian Lakes Weather

It's notoriously difficult to try and predict the weather patterns in the Italian Lakes. The Italian Lakes weather varies enormously and you certainly can't guarantee what it will be like at any time of year. However, we hope to give you at least an indication of what it will be like. Using some of the usual Lake Como weather patterns and looking at the average Lake Maggiore weather conditions, we'll let you know what to expect. That way, we can hopefully help you to best plan your stay in this beautiful area of Italy. Overall, Italian Lakes weather tends to be mild with nearly 2300 hours of...
Lake Maggiore beaches

Lake Maggiore beaches

There are some fantastic beaches on Lake Maggiore . This guide will help you to find the Lake Maggiore beaches nearest to your chosen Lake Maggiore villa .   The best beaches on Lake Maggiore   Whilst some rental villas offer guests the luxury of a swimming pool, having access to a pool really isn't a necessity in this area of Italy. The crystal clear lake waters are wonderful for swimming in, reaching a pleasant 20 to 22 degrees across July and August. Holidaymakers will find that there are numerous beaches on Lake Maggiore dotted all along its shores. You are frequently...
Lake Maggiore Cycling

Lake Maggiore Cycling

Lake Maggiore has plenty for cycling enthusiasts to enjoy. There are plenty of opportunities for both road and mountain biking around Lake Maggiore. And with the lake road typically wider than around Lake Como, and quieter than Lake Garda, we think it's the perfect location.   Road cycling on Lake Maggiore   If you're looking to enjoy a spot of road cycling on Lake Maggiore, the good news is that the main road around the lake tends to be nice and flat. Some serious cyclists may even want to attempt a journey all the way around its circumference. It's a great way to discover all...
Lake Maggiore golf courses

Lake Maggiore golf courses

We think you'll feel like you've hit a hole in one when you see how many Lake Maggiore golf courses there are. There are over 300 golf courses situated all over Italy. However they are certainly most abundant in the North of the country. In fact, there are 45 courses to enjoy in Lombardy alone. When golfers think of playing a round of golf in the Italian Lakes, Lake Como's golf courses usually spring to mind first. However, there are a number of good Lake Maggiore golf courses to be enjoyed. Theses courses range in difficulty, with something to suit all abilities. That said, with every course set...
Lake Maggiore museums

Lake Maggiore museums

There are a number of Lake Maggiore museums well worth visiting. In fact, Lake Maggiore offers an extremely eclectic mix of museums. As a result, there should certainly be something to meet everyone's tastes and interests whether it's modern art, sport, history or even transport. European Museum of Transport The Ogliari Museum of Transport was once situated in Ranco on Lake Maggiore. Now the artefacts have now been moved to a bigger site near Milan Malpensa airport. This museum guides you through the history of transport from the beginning of the XIX century to today. The museum owes its...
Lake Maggiore restaurants

Lake Maggiore restaurants

Lake Maggiore is a wonderful place for food lovers to visit. Our guide to the r estaurants on Lake Maggiore  will ensure that you sample some of the best food that the region has to offer.   Our favourite Lake Maggiore restaurants   Situated on the Eastern shore of Lake Maggiore, the town of Luino has a wealth of restaurants to choose from. Most offer fantastic Italian food at reasonable prices. In the centre of town, La Vecchia Pesa is a very informal restaurant with a huge menu. La Vecchia Pesa serves up the largest pizzas you will probably have ever seen!  Not only that. I...
Lake Maggiore Shopping

Lake Maggiore Shopping

Lake Maggiore shopping opportunities are plentiful. The lake has a surprising amount in store for shopaholics! Hopefully our guide will help you find the best outlet malls, designer boutiques and lakeside markets.   Markets on Lake Maggiore   There are several markets in the many towns and villages on Lake Maggiore . The most famous of these is the market in Luino that dates back to 1541. This is one of the biggest weekly markets in Europe with as many as 350 market stalls lining the main roads in town. Held on a Wednesday all year round, it draws bargain hunters from as far...
Lake Maggiore spas

Lake Maggiore spas

Lake Maggiore spas offer holidaymakers a relaxing day out. There are a number of facilities on Lake Maggiore offering relaxing spa treatments. Many of the hotels around Lake Maggiore offer the option of booking in for a days spa break, even if you're not staying there. However, there are also a handful of dedicated Lake Maggiore spas well worth visiting.   Spas on Lake Maggiore   Opened in 2013, there is a fantastic spa situated within the lido at Locarno . Offering the height of luxury and pampering in a fantastic lakeside setting, it is the largest and most modern spa on the...
Lake Maggiore travel information

Lake Maggiore travel information

We all know that travelling can be stressful. However hopefully this Lake Maggiore travel information guide will help take the stress out of your travel arrangements. Maybe you're searching on information on how to get to Lake Maggiore. Or perhaps you're wondering how to get out and about once you're there. Either way, this travel information should help you get from A to B without any stress. Lake Maggiore is served by three main airports - Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate and Milan Bergamo. The nearest of these is Milan Malpensa which is approximately an hours drive from all the Italy villa rentals...
Lake Maggiore water sports

Lake Maggiore water sports

There are a growing number of Lake Maggiore water sports to enjoy during your stay. Moreover, the lack of speed restrictions on Lake Maggiore and the relative quietness of the lake make it a great place to enjoy faster paced activities such as water-skiing, sailing and kite-surfing.   Lake Maggiore water sports hire   Maccagno is the one of the best spots on to enjoy Lake Maggiore water sports such as windsurfing, sailing and kitesurfing. There is a sailing school in Maccagno as well as another further south at Cerro di Laveno. You can also rent boats for the half day, full day...
Outdoor activities on Lake Maggiore

Outdoor activities on Lake Maggiore

Outdoor activities on Lake Maggiore are rather plentiful! Lake Maggiore is a fantastic holiday destination for those who enjoy the outdoors and an active lifestyle. There are loads of superb opportunities to enjoy outdoor pursuits. These range from tamer options for children and teenagers to more heart-stopping activities for the thrill-seekers out there!   Canyoning on Lake Maggiore   There are lots of opportunities to go canyoning, rafting and kayaking in the Swiss part of Lake Maggiore. A number of companies based in Valle Verzasca that specialise in these type of activities....
Skiing on Lake Maggiore

Skiing on Lake Maggiore

Skiing on Lake Maggiore is surprisingly good! Whilst Lake Maggiore might not be the first option that comes to mind when you're planning a skiing holiday, it offers several options for both the serious skiier and novice. A Winter holiday on Lake Maggiore also offers a low cost way of trying skiing for the first time. Or, it's also a way to experience a less intense ski holiday, combining days on the slopes with days spent visiting the towns and villages round the lakeside. You'll also be guaranteed some absolute wonderful lake views from the ski Lake Maggiore resorts.   Where to ski on...
Things to do on Lake Maggiore

Things to do on Lake Maggiore

Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding things to do on Lake Maggiore. With a whole host of things to see and do in, on and around Lake Maggiore, you may find one holiday here won't be enough!   Towns and villages of Lake Maggiore   Well worth a visit on Lake Maggiore are the towns of Luino , Cannobio , Cannero , Stresa , Ascona. Locarno and Arona . But this is by no means an exhaustive list. There are so many smaller towns and villages on Lake Maggiore which are just as worthy of a trip. The easiest way to get out and about is by using the public boat network....