View of Isola dei Pescatori where you can find several properties with atraveo
1/20On the fishermen’s island
Isola dei Pescatori | This tiny little ‘fishermen’s island’ lies in the middle of Lake Maggiore. Experience the romantic charm of the little island with a holiday apartment.
Per week from GBP 348show 9 offers
Holiday apartment located right on the waterside promenade of Lago di Ledro.2/20Living on the lakeshore
Italian lakes | Whether in an idyllic harbour, in a holiday park near the shore or even on your own private beach – you can spend your holiday here directly on the shores of Lake Garda, Lake Como, and co.
Per week from GBP 245show 259 offers
Secluded country house for up to 12 people in Tuscany.3/20Holiday with your own pool
Italy | Give your Italian holiday the perfect touch in a holiday home with its own pool: Splash about with the whole family in the water or let yourself completely relax.
Per week from GBP 390show 5,234 offers
4/20Best holiday resort Italy
Rome | There could not have been a more prominent winner! The Italian capital has received the best reviews from our customers, and is therefore the best holiday resort in Italy.
Per week from GBP 397show 519 offers
You’ll find this exceptional holiday apartment for four people in the heart of Rome.5/20That certain something
Italy | In the end it comes down to the furnishings if one feels comfortable. That applies to both your home and holiday. These holiday houses have a particularly fancy interior which gives them a unique flair for your vacation.
Per week from GBP 384show 81 offers
Holiday apartment for max. 16 persons on the Italian Adriatic Coast6/20Italian country estate
Italy | The best way to enjoy "la dolce vita" is on a tenderly restored country estate which in past times was used for agriculture.
Per week from GBP 329show 729 offers
Apartment situated in an old palazzo near St Peter’s Basilica.7/20Trip to the Eternal City
Rome | After you have visited the antique sights and exciting museums you can return to your retreat and remain completely independent.
Per week from GBP 418show 206 offers
8/20Best holiday resort in Italy
Lido degli Estensi | The bathing resorts of the Lidi Ferraresi line up like a string of pearls on Italy’s Adriatic coast. Holidaymakers especially like Lido degli Estensi, which has been selected as the best holiday resort 2015.
Per week from GBP 147show 67 offers
Vacation in a holiday home at Lake Maggiore
Located to the south of the Alps between Switzerland and Italy, Lake Maggiore is a large, deep lake which exerts an influence on the climate in the surrounding area, allowing exotic plants to thrive. Holiday houses around Lake Maggiore are surrounded by carefully cultivated gardens and provide a peaceful retreat set amidst the majestic splendour of the Lombardy landscape.
Holiday apartments in the Swiss mountains and sunny Italy
Wherever you look for holiday houses, Lake Maggiore with its variegated scenery has much to offer. Holiday homes in the upper part are completely alpine in character, while holiday apartments in the middle region have a more Italian flavour. The lake maintains a higher temperature during winter, while in the summer its gentle breezes cool the surrounding area. During July and August, the water stays at the perfect temperature of 20 °C.
Activities and events in the vicinity of Lake Maggiore
If you stay in holiday homes near Locarno, you might like to visit its famous film festival which attracts cinephiles from around the world every August. A vacation in a holiday home is also the perfect choice for families with children who will have fun at Lake Maggiore Adventure Park, aside from which the lake is great for sailing, windsurfing, or simply swimming and sunbathing.
You can also book a lesson and try paragliding to see the incredible lake formations from above, or rent a mountain bike and try the picturesque alpine routes. If you are looking for winter holiday rentals you will love the skiing as well as the Nordic walking near Varese. The lake's unspoilt nature and the best climate in Switzerland are well worth getting to know as there many holiday rentals and holiday houses to choose from and major cultural events to enjoy all year round.
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show more full list on request. Sport lovers will not get bored in Maccagno! You can practice all water activities such as swimming, windsurfing, kite surfing, diving, sailing, fishing. At walking distance there are tennis courts, climbing walls, sailing club, athletic track, beach volley, basketball and skateboard ramps. The local mountains are great for walking excursions (Monte Lema, Monte Forcora, Monteviasco, Val Veddasca). Most of our mountains have special tracks for mountain bikes. In the nearby Southern Swiss Tessin region there are beautiful places to spend a day out -Monte Tamaro with its cable car and several adventure parks, excellent entertainment for children.
Local activities diving, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking, sailing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, ski, golf, wind-surfing, water skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, roller skating.
Less than two hours of flight link amsterdam (1h 45'), Berlin (1H 45'), Paris (1h 30'), and London (1 h) to Malpensa's Milanese Port of call, the international airport which is nearer to Lago Maggiore (about 20 km) than Milan.
It is possible to reach the lake's area by evry means of transport: the plane, and the train with its international line that touches the lake west shores (this line links Milan to Genoa, Zurich and Basel with Cisalpino, Milan to Paris with Standhal, both with stops at the main lake's railway stations).
By road, the links are inside of big European motorways: from Gottardo's tunnel (European itinerary E 35: Rome IT - Rotterdam NL), going towards the south , you reach Bellinzona and therefore the lake (from Basil it takes about two hours); the west coast of the lake is crossed by the Sempione's state road (European itinerary E 62: Milan IT - Nantes FR).
You can find there any meand of transport: car, camper-van to be rent, and train (with picturesque alpine itineraries) ferries and cableway (two means of transport that are faster then cars). Taxi-cabs and taxi-boats are also available for those who can't absolutely forgo comfort!
MAGIA DEL LAGO MAGGIORE
On the borders of Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland, the Maggiore Lake (or Verbano), is the second largest Italian lake, after Garda. It is situated close to the Alps, stretching for 65 km prevalently NNE-SSW from Magadino to Sesto Calende. Most of the lake lies in Italian territory, marking the boundary between the provinces of Novara and the VCO (Verbania-Cusio-Ossola), in Piedmont, and Varese, in Lombardy; only the most northerly end (42 sq km) belongs to Switzerland.
The Maggiore Lake has an extensive catchment basin which includes the valleys of the Ticino and Toce rivers (his principal tributaries) and the Maggia. It also receives water from: Lugano's Lake, Orta's Lake, Varese's Lake and Mergozzo's Lake. Its only distributory is the Ticino, which leaves the lake at Sesto Calende and from the left flows into the Po below Pavia.
A mild climate with an lush vegetation, excellent hotels of longstanding tradition, and many campsites, make the Maggiore Lake a favourite tourist centre. Well-known towns of international fame line its shore: Castelletto Ticino, Dormelletto, Arona, Meina, Lesa, Belgirate, Stresa, Baveno, Verbania, Ghiffa, Oggebbio, Cannero Riviera and Cannobio on the Piedmont side; Maccagno, Luino, Laveno and Angera on the Lombardy shores; Locarno, Ascona and Brissago on Swiss soil.
The considerable river traffic uses modern passenger craft and highspeed hydrofoils, while a frequet car and passenger ferry links Intra with Laveno. A wide range of sports is available: fishing for bleak, trout, perch and other fish, water skiing, sailing, powerboating, canoeing, swimming etc. The principal centres are linked by main roads and railway.
Warm summers and mild winters give these southern lakesides a gorgeously fragrant covering of azaleas, oleanders, citrus and olive trees. Exotic lush green gardens dotted with palm trees shade the water’s edge. Lake Maggiore is the principal lake, all dramatically beautiful and distinctively Italian but each has its own inbuilt originality and charm.
The crystal clear waters of Lake Maggiore are jade green to the north and a deep blue to the south. The famous Isole Borromee – a cluster of delightful small islands – boasts a barouque palace, romantic terraced gardens of rare plants, fountains, peacocks and statues all set in an amazing landscape, towered over by blue mountains. Facing these islands is the wide promenade of Stresa, busy with boat trips to all parts of the lake. For a panoramic view of the lake and mountains, take the cable car up to the 1491 m Mount Mottarone. Along the western shore, the tranquil resorts of Baveno, Pallanza and Cannobio are unspoilt, peaceful and delightfully decked with flowers. For garden lovers, the Villa Taranto is a renowned haven for azaleas, heathers, rhododendrons, camellias, dahlias and maples. While on the eastern side, from Lavena Mombello a cable-car will take you to the summit of the Sasso del Ferrro mountain, so high that the entire lake district is spread out before you - a great way to start and plan your exploration of these lakes or maybe to save until your last day here - a spectacular conclusion to a memorable holiday.
SPECIAL INTEREST HOLYDAY
Special interest holidays: great sailing and wind surfing opportunities are offered from many beaches on Lake Maggiore. Beach combing, line and net fishing for lake carp and trout is available on the lakeside. In the summer season, you can rent boats and boards by the lakeside. Maggiore is a deep lake and offers good diving conditions in clear Alpine water. Garden lovers will appreciate the fabulous gardens alongside Lake Maggiore. Those at Villa Taranto were designed in the 1930s by Scotsman Captain Neil McEacharn, who bequeathed his botanical gardens to the Italian people. They are open to the public - and the ferries stop there. Isola Bella is more than a lovely historic palace - its gardens are spectacular, set off by a pair of white peacocks. Colourful gardens please the eye along the lakeside promenades of Stresa. The grand 19th century hotels welcome you to their fine restaurants, wine bars and public areas - and to their 120-year old gardens.
Travel: Milan Malpensa Airport is the nearest airport, about 75 min away. EasyJet & Flybe are the low-cost airlines and are expanding their routes to UK airports, plus BA & Alitalia. Milan Bergamo Airport (Ryanair) is 3hrs away - Bergamo is a beautiful old city and well worth an overnight visit. A bus service passes the apartment entrance. An inexpensive train service from Luino takes you to Milan in 60 -120 min hour depending on time of day (commuter trains are quicker and non-stop). Distances 5 min by car to Luino, 10 min to the Laveno car ferry across the lake. Italy enjoys low-cost, fast trains, buses & ferries. Milan is famous for shopping. A short train ride from its centre brings you to the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie and Leonardo da Vinci's breath-taking 'Last Supper'. Book your tickets in advance (see below for website address) to spend 15 mins quietly with this amazing painting. Treat yourself to t a visit to the people's opera house, La Scala Milan.
Further details: Lugano is on another beautiful lake, just down the road, less than 30 minutes away. Luino is a lovely and busy lakeside town with many bakeries, shops, supermarkets and good restaurants. Luino has a busy street market on Wednesdays. It 's another highlight of your stay, attracting city people from Milan, Lugano and Munich - and visitors from all over Italy, Germany and Switzerland. There's a terminal for the ferries (regular services, plus high-speed catamarans and hydrofoils) with frequent connections to the towns and villages around Lake Maggiore - these will be another highlight of your holiday.
Other Activities Boating, cruising, sailing, climbing and bicycle tours, shopping trips to huge market.
Skiing in winter, skiers can enjoy the small ski-lift at Alpe Forcora only 30 mins away, or travel to the well-known Swiss ski resorts of Andermatt, San Bernardino and Airolo. The Italian Alps offer you the well-known Monte Rosa ski resort. An hour by car, ferry and cableway will take you to the ski resort at the summit of Mottarone. This is directly above our favorite resort of Stresa on the west side.
At the little harbor in Maccagno you can catch a boat and visit the lovely villages around Lake Maggiore. You can also reach the Borromeo Islands and Stresa or Locarno in Switzerland. There are several open air festivals during the summertime. We'll be happy to provide a full list on request.
Sport lovers will not get bored in Maccagno! You can practice all water activities during the summer (swimming, windsurfing, kitesurfing) and the winter (diving, sailing, fishing). At walking distance there are tennis courts, climbing walls, sailing club, athletic track, beach volley court, basketball court and skateboard ramps. The local mountains are great for walking excursions (Monte Lema, Monte Forcora, Monteviasco, Val Veddasca). Most of our mountains have special tracks for mountain bikes.
In the nearby Swiss Tessin region there are beautiful places to spend a day out with the CHILDREN (Monte Tamaro with its cable car and several adventure parks). Valverzasca has fantastic bathing spots in the fresh water of its river. In winter, skiers can enjoy the small ski-lift at Alpe Forcora only 30 minutes away, or travel to the well-known Swiss ski resorts of San Bernardino, Airolo and Andermatt in just over an hour. Golf lovers will find 6 prestigious courses within a range of 40 km.
There are several open air markets in the villages along the lake. The most famous one is the market of Luino that dates back to 1541. The market hosts now about 356 stalls, making it the biggest weekly market in Europe. Every Wednesday, all year round, any kind of stalls occupy the streets and main squares free of traffic and full of a colourful and animated crowd.
Fashion addicts will enjoy a daily trip by train to Milano’s Golden Triangle, where the most famous fashion shops are. If you cannot afford the Via Montenapoleone's prices, you can have a look at Foxtown, in Mendrisio, an outlet centre, where the most famous international brands offer their products at factory prices directly to the customer, with a discount from 30% to 70%.
In Omegna, a little village on the other side of the lake Alessi, has its factory and outlet shop.
If you are fed up with cooking, we are happy to suggest you some good restaurants in the area and help you with the reservation! Cheeses, cold cuts, wine and honey are but a few of the delicacies of this territory, products that to this day are prepared in true artisan style according to age old traditions. Typical products are Luino’s formaggella (cheese), Laveno’s honey, Valcuvia’s caprini (fresh goat cheese), Curiglia’s goat ‘violin’, Lake Maggiore’s fish, Monate’s peaches, and Ticino’s Merlot wine.
The beautiful scenery, the climate, the great out-door life-style and the delicious food. Discover here 'La Dolce Vita'! Driving for hours through the undulating landscape, past vin yards, lakes and coastlines, enjoying the beautiful scenery? Slowly making your way through old villages or beautiful towns like Venice, Rome or Florence and enjoying the architecture, art and culture? Or just lazily relaxing with a glass of wine and delicious Italian meal on a lovely terrace? Every visitor will undoubtedly be able to find something to his or her liking in a country oozing with culture and history, beautiful countryside and on top of all that it's famous cuisine! Just think of all of those wonderful pastas, the wine, or the Italian ice cream... But the most valuable asset of this country has to be it's enormous artistic and cultural inheritance, which can bee seen in the many art treasures and the greatness this country has produced in the areas of culture and art. In not only painting, architecture and sculpture, but also in music, literature and for example design. Think of Rafaël, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli. Or Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Vivaldi and Monteverdi. With all of it's art treasures scattered across the whole country, Italy is also sometimes referred to as an open air museum. Make a trip through this picturesque composition of scenery and culture.
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Property no. 161526
from GBP 733for 1 week
Maccagno, Lake Maggiore Italy (east side Lago Maggiore)
Holiday apartment for max. 5 personsApprox. 90 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, shingle beach approx. 150 mThere are 3 further property types with 3 accommodations for this complex
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Holiday apartment for max. 6 personsApprox. 46 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV
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from GBP 456for 1 week
Maccagno, Lake Maggiore Italy (east side Lago Maggiore)
Holiday home for max. 6 persons2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, sea/lake view, communal swimming poolThere are 6 further property types with 6 accommodations for this complex
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from GBP 443for 1 week
Maccagno, Lake Maggiore Italy (east side Lago Maggiore)
Holiday apartment for max. 5 personsApprox. 55 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, grass beach approx. 2 km, lake view