Self drive holidays to Lago Maggiore

Car ferry on Lake Maggiore between Verbania in Piedmont and Lombardy Laveno. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Corradox)
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When you stand here in the Piedmont region or the majestic Lombardy, you may be amazed at how quickly you can fall in love with a landscape. After having arrived you will have no doubt that the destination is worth the whole car trip.

Self drive to beautiful Maggiore
Lake Maggiore is a perfect self-drive destination from Northern Europe, as it is located in Italy's northwestern corner, so it's a manageable number of kilometers you have to travel to experience this wonderful destination. If you're more in for the combination flights and car hire, you can easy and convenient drive from Milan, which is also worth a visit in itself. It is an advantage of doing a road trip when you stay at Maggiore, because there are many interesting sights within comfortable driving distance, so you'll get out of your vehicle. For sure it will be tempting to enjoy the feeling of your toes touching the lake's cool waters after a long drive.

A fabulous holiday destination and impressive nature

Italy is a country with beautiful nature, and not least the great lakes of northern Italy offers a great attraction for the Northern travel audience. It's easy to understand the lakes offers an exceptionally beautiful landscape, cultural and culinary experiences, a magnificent view over the water and the opportunity to bask on lakeside, beach, swimming and water sports. Total relaxation and a complete different setting compared back home.

Lake Maggiore is the second largest after Lake Garda, in addition to the breathtaking scenery and charming towns that surround the lake, some of its charm is found at the small islands, located out in the middle, surrounded by the mirror-deep water.

Active holiday in the mountains 

Lake Maggiore doest not offer a great variety of cultural sites; in return you will be able to enjoy the tranquility, the beauty and the many opportunities for active holidays to the fullest. The mountains beckons with scenic hiking trails where you can feel alone in the world in a good way, and enjoy unforgettable panoramic views of the lake. Would you like more cultural experiences, we can greatly recommended to sail out to the archipelago of the Borromean Islands, where you can enjoy the sight of baroque architecture for a grand gold medal, elaborate hedges and shrubs and colorful peacocks.

When you stay at Lake Maggiore, you are, as stated above in either the Piedmont or Lombardy. Both regions are true cornucopia of magnificent scenery, and especially Piedmont is known as the ultimate gourmet destination in Italy. Take the car and take a ride out to the Vineyards, where you can admire the hilly verdant landscape and make a stop at wineries, where you can enjoy a taste of some of the world's most famous wines and buy a few good bottles to take home. Or visit the capital of Piedmont Turin, or Milan the capital of Lombardy, where the Lago Maggiores peace will give some variety in the form of a city vibe.

Recommended stays for a good car holiday at Lake Garda

Below we recommend a few good holiday locations at Lake Maggiore, where you can easitly consider staying at, during your self-drive holiday. Remember, we have many more, and that you are always recommended to seek further on our website, or call us and talk to one of our consultants here at In-Italia, who knows Italy down to the smallest detail.

Hotel Ghiffa in Piedmont
Elegant villa holiday from the 1800-century with large pool, high standard and stunning lake views

Hotel Flora i Stresa, Piedmont
Stay well at the lake in the pleasant town of Stresa

Terrazza Pascia in Oggebio, Piedmont
Great apartment with magnificent views, very suitable for small families with children or couples.

Camin Hotel Colomegna in Lombardy
Beautiful botanical surroundings at the lake and with jacuzzi in the garden!

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