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Best things to do in Lake Maggiore

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Archipelago
“Lago Maggiore N°1 must see! My advice: book ONLY the ticket online to avoid the cue. Bye the boat ticket by going in piazzale Lido Stresa and ask at the ticket office that you will find. It's a lot cheaper”
83 locals recommend
Garden
“Incredible garden, very nice experience in every season, overall in springtime”
81 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Eremo rises overhanging the Lake Maggiore. It can be reached from the lake by climbing a stairway of 80 steps, or from the overlying square going down a panoramic staircase of 240 steps or using the lift in the rock ”
76 locals recommend
Wedding Hall
“Of the many places you can visit and are worth see, definitely Lake Maggiore is one of them! With the 3 Borromeo islands you can visit by boat, as well as the beautiful town of Stresa”
46 locals recommend
Island
“The islands are worth a visit. Beautiful places and gardens with white peacocks.”
51 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This castle stands on a hilltop in the town of Angera, Province of Varese. You can see it from Arona across the lake where another castle formerly stood. It was owned by the Della Torre family before going to the Viscontis and is now owned by the Borromeo family.”
19 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The park of the Brissago Islands is a unique example: in the middle of Lake Maggiore lies a small extraordinary subtropical paradise.”
17 locals recommend
Historic Site
“When you walk to Sacro Monte frequently you have some questions, sometimes come down with answers, sometimes with other questions”
37 locals recommend
Island
“Cute island, nice place for lunch. I really suggest ristorante VERBANO, for the view and the food. If you can, avoid on the weekends and book in advance in the garden.”
34 locals recommend
Island
“Far less popular than its big sister Isola Bella but beautiful all the same. Less formal with gardens to walk around and a small palazzo to visit.”
25 locals recommend
Pool
“13 km da Quartino-Gambarogno. Relax con piscine e spiaggia sul lago maggiore.”
19 locals recommend
Establishment
“Relative of the Liberty Statue, San Carlone is a must be. The landsca worths the trip.”
23 locals recommend
Museum
“You can find the most important collections of painting and sculpture of the territory”
22 locals recommend
Art Museum
“minimal american art collection in a 17th century villa.. just breathtaking!”
23 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Looking at Lake Maggiore, fly over 120 km / h, a steel cable 1850 meters long, a minute and a half of pure fun 350 meters above the ground”
12 locals recommend
Establishment
“In the Maggiore Lake you find 3 wonderfull Island.. Madre, dei Pescatori e bella all different but particular... you can pass one day on the boat leave from arona, Stresa, Verbania or other city.”
30 locals recommend