Apart from the northern part of Lago Maggiore, which belongs to Switzerland, the Italian provinces of Piedmont and Lombardy share the lake. Like almost all northern Italian lakes, it resembles a fjord that gently passes from the mountains of Ticino into the Mediterranean world of Italy. After his visit, Stendhal noticed: "About the Lago Maggiore can only be said that those who cannot warm up for him can be sorry for you". The Piedmontesian west bank in particular is rich in lush subtropical vegetation and magnificent villas and gardens. The islands that make the lake so appealing are upstream to the western bank. But not only famous places such as Arona, Belgirates, Baveno, Verbania and above all Stresa on the Borrome Golf are worth a trip to Lake Maggiore. Let us not forget the attractive surroundings with the Lago di Orta and Lago di Varese.
Vacation on Lake Maggiore
Stresa ... The preferred location of Stresa at the entrance to the Borrome Gulf has contributed to the fact that one of the most luxurious spa locations was created here in the 19th century. The series of crowned heads who were here are hardly to be counted, and writers such as Flaubert, Dickens, Stendhal and Hemingway had no concerns to prices the stimuli of this place. The view over to the banks of Baveno, on the slopes of Monte Nudo and the Campo dei Fiori is simply exciting. And finally the three Borrome islands, which are among the most famous natural and cultural monuments in Italy.
Baveno ... Has a long tradition as a resort and also as a thermal bath. It is picturesque opposite the Borrome islands and at the foot of Monte Camoscio. This mountain is known for its granite, which was used for such known buildings as the Basilica S. Paolo in Rome or the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan.
Bergamo The city belongs to the Lombardy region and is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in northern Italy from the Middle Ages.
The Lake of Varese Archaeological excavations have been carried out several times on the small island of Virginia, which is located in front of the lake shore further away from the city.
Lugano Lake Lugano is a mixture of Italian and Swiss culture surrounded by impressive mountains. The city of the same name is located directly on the lake. The wealth of this place can be recognized by the villas, which are located here directly on the lake.
St. Moritz (Switzerland) Arrival through the hinterland from Lake Como with its beautiful mountain landscape and its wide and sunny valleys. Through medieval villages, it goes one of the most spectacular places in Switzerland. St. Moritz is an international holiday resort. Many celebrities spend their vacation time all year round.
Air cable car on the Monte Comino in the Centovallital The cable car station, which leads to the Monte Combino, is located in Verdasio in the Centovallital. The cable car's departure station can be reached in a simple way from Italy and Switzerland by centovallibahn. A panoramic view, restaurants, an alpine hut to spend the night and very nice hiking trails await you at the Monte Combino.
Air cable car Laveno - Monte Sasso del Ferro 1,062 mnn. A very kind of aerial cable car. Actually, it should be called standing railway, sitting is impossible. You can enjoy the panoramic view of Lake Maggiore and Monte Rosa while driving. A restaurant with a large terrace awaits you on Monte Sasso del Ferro and if you don't want to go back, you can also stay here. The cable car is in operation all year round.
Air cable car Stresa - Mottarone 1.491mnn. It is worthwhile to plan a stop at the Alpino stop. The large botanical garden ""Alpino"" is located here. An all -abanorama view awaits you on the Mottarone.
Load cable car Locarno - Madonna del Sasso Departure every 15 minutes. In 5 minutes you will be in Madonna del Sasso. From here you have a panoramic view of Lake Maggiore. A visit to the Madonna del Sasso and the museum is also recommended.
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