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Reviewed August 29, 2019

Beautiful views , not as busy as Lake Garda but not as interesting. Food and drink was expensive. trip on the railway to Switzerland was lovely , along with the boat trip back down the lake to Stresa.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank papasmuff
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

We stayed in Lake Maggiore in late July and were surprised it was not very crowded, very peaceful. Nice slow pace.

We stayed in a villa for 3 nights, 2 full days on the shores of Lake Maggiore. This was a fantastic location.

On our first day we headed to the Cable Car at Stressa to the top of Mount Mottarone. It was a great way to see the lakes and regions. We then took a boat to Isola pescatoria & Bella. These were great islands and good to have a look around both have cafes and restaurants, souvenirs etc.

Our second day was a visit to see the beautiful gardens and zoo, Parco Pallavincino, well worth a visit. Spent about 2 hours there. We then took an afternoon drive up coast towards Swiss border, having lunch in a seaside town along the way.

Of an evening we were spoilt for choice, the lakeside restaurants serve up beautiful local cuisine with seafood a speciality. Bellisimo!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jaymuz007
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

The Lake Maggiore is definitely a must-see if you happen to be in the north of Italy. You can visit from Milan. A nice way to discover a bit of this lake is to start from Stresa and book a ferry day ticket to visit the three Borromeans islands. Plan a day. Enjoy!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

Visited with partner for a week. We were absolutely bowled over by the views and experiences here. We stopped at Stresa which was convenient as very close to chair lift & boat docks, although they go from most areas I believe. There is a lovely walkway that mostly we could walk from our hotel to the centre of the town. Lovely old building along the way to look at if you can drag your eyes away from the lake views. Was clean looking as well. Plenty of boats to catch to the various islands. Weather was very hot but didn't deter us from going out as plenty of seats to take a rest & plenty of cafes. Good areas if you want to have a swim or sunbathe at the edge of the lake.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sheila K
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Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

We were only there for two days but should have stayed a week. Town after town of historical buildings and restaurants. Isola Bella, Stresa, Arona, and so much more.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jeffreyjackthefirst
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