Lake Maggiore

Between Lombardia, Piemonte and Switzerland lies Lake Maggiore, an expanse of water that mirrors a myriad of landscapes made up of fragrant pine forests, centuries-old woods and imposing mountains.

Between the emerald green of the thick vegetation and the shining blue of the sky stand numerous castles, sumptuous palaces and prestigious Italian gardens, testimonies linked to the two noble families who, for years, have marked the history of these places: the Visconti and the Borromeo.

A tour among these artistic beauties can start from Stresa, on the Piedmontese shore in front of the Borromeo Islands, real museums under the sky: Isola Bella with the Borromeo Palace, Isola Madre with its astonishing vegetation and Isola dei Pescatori which, as its name suggests, hosts a characteristic village.

Verbania is another charming town in Piedmont that hosts some of the most beautiful villas on the lake. Villa Giulia, Villa San Remigio and Villa Taranto, with its twenty thousand varieties of plants.

History, art and nature but also outdoor sports. The lake offers the opportunity to practice many sports in the beautiful scenery of the surrounding landscape: hang-gliding, canoeing, windsurfing, paragliding and trekking. Even golf enthusiasts will not be disappointed by the many highly equipped courses able to satisfy even the most demanding golfers.

But it is sailing that finds its maximum expression in these places: the light breezes, the freshly rippled waters and the luxuriant nature that make the lake one of the most beautiful places to practice this sport.

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