- LAKE MAGGIORE GUIDED TOURS

Discover Lake Maggiore on a guided tour accompanied by a local professional Tour Guide

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page"

- Saint Augustine

Dramatic sceneries, breathtaking views and unforgettable resorts: this is lake Maggiore.


This gorgeous lake, located at the foot of the Alps, is divided into three parts: the western shore is in Piemont region, the eastern shore is located in Lombardy region and the northen end belongs to Switzerland. In spite of its name which means "the largest one", it's just the second biggest lake in Italy. It's however the longest one in Italy. The lake was excavated by a tongue of ice and its final configuration was given at the end of the last glaciation about 10 000 years ago. It' s a lake rich in art and culture where one can't help but marvel at the perfection of its sceneries. The fame of lake Maggiore is worldwide. The lake's beauty was already known to the Romans who used to call the lake "Verbanus". Illustrious artists and distinguished personalities like Flaubert, Goethe, Dickens, Dumas, Queen Victoria, Fogazzaro, Manzoni were attracted and fascinated by these landscapes. The lake inspired Hemingway to write his acclaimed novel "A Farewell to Arms". Winston Churchill chose lake Maggiore for his honeymoon in 1908.

Lake Maggiore's coastline is dotted with many historical villas, incredible parks and gardens, old villages and little towns with lovely flowered-decked lakefront promenades lined with inviting cafés and restaurants.


Famous quotes about lake Maggiore and its beauties

Stendhal said:" If one has a heart and a shirt, he should sell the shirt to see the surroundings of lake Maggiore"

Dickens said in 1844:" Fore however fanciful and fantastic the isola Bella may be, and is, it still is beautiful"

Suggested guided tours

LONGER GUIDED EXCURSIONS FROM LAKE MAGGIORE

Other interesting places to visit

    • The Umbrella and Parasol Museum in Gignese

    • The Landscape Museum in Pallanza

      • The Hat Museum in Ghiffa

    • The Gardens of Villa San Remigio in Pallanza

    • The Gardens of Villa Pallavicino in Stresa

    • Alpinia Gardens in Alpino, Gignese

    • the Islands of Brissago in Switzerland

    • Baveno, the Parish Church and the Baptistery

    • Pallanza and the Church of Madonna di Campagna

    • La Casa della Resistenza in Fondotoce ( a Museum dedicated to the Local Resistance Movement)

    • The town of Intra

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Lake Maggiore guided tours and private tours