Find beautiful Lake Maggiore vacation rentals
Straddling the border between Italy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is a magnificent sight in the southern Alps. It is the second-largest lake in Italy, and the largest in the south of Switzerland, and stretches for over 82 square miles of deep, blue water surrounded by soaring alpine peaks.
Our Lake Maggiore vacation rentals are glamorous, luxurious villas right on the waterfront, with incredible lake views and bags of authentic Italian charm. With large villas sleeping as many as 18 guests and smaller Lake Maggiore vacation rentals for family breaks, there is plenty of choice for all types of travelers. Find a Lake Maggiore villa rental that also has fantastic features and amenities, including beautiful private pools, game rooms, and even pet-friendly features.
Yes, there are several beaches and public lidos from which you can swim in the clear waters of Lake Maggiore. Summer is the most pleasant time for a dip, as the waters reach pleasing temperatures of 20 - 22 degrees Celsius or up to 71 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lake Maggiore is 1220 feet deep.
Lake Maggiore is 88 miles away from Lake Como.
Lake Maggiore is in northern Italy and sits across the Swiss-Italian border in the southern Alps mountain range.
Lake Maggiore is 82.09 square miles across. It is the second-largest lake in all of Italy, and the second-largest lake in southern Switzerland.
Lake Maggiore is famous for being incredibly picturesque, and leisurely days spent visiting the towns and villages dotted around the water’s edge are an absolute must when staying in the area. We recommend taking a few days to explore as many of these charming places as you can, but if you only have time for one, make it Stresa. Occupying a breathtaking position on the slopes of Mount Mottarone, Stresa is a lakefront village full of charming villas and elegant parks, with extraordinary views of the lake, mountains, and the Borromean Islands in the center of Maggiore. Speaking of which, a day trip to the Borromean Islands is another day well spent on a Lake Maggiore vacation. Isola Bella (the Beautiful Island) is the smallest and most unmissable, with a stunning botanical garden and historic Baroque palace filled with tapestries, furniture, and paintings from a bygone age.
On the southern shores of Lake Maggiore is another historic gem; Rocca Borromea de Angerra, a beautiful castle built between the 11th and 17th centuries. Featuring ancient frescoes, a doll and toy museum, and a Medieval garden, it is a trip back in time on the shores of Lake Maggiore.
An Italian vacation revolves around great food, and Lake Maggiore is no exception. Fine local food, pizza, seafood, and pasta are the main dishes on offer. One of the top-rated restaurants in the area is Trattoria Cannobio da Ale & Vale in Cannobio, a traditional Italian place serving up exquisite dishes using local flavors such as scallops, buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, and clams. More authentic dishes with a personal touch are available at Trattoria della stella in Verbania, while fantastic homemade pizza is on offer at Pizzotta in Gavirate.
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The draw of a cooling swimming pool on a hot summer’s day is undeniable, and our Lake Maggiore villas with pools are fantastic places to enjoy a refreshing dip in the summer sunshine. With stunning lake views and fantastic amenities including games rooms and pet-friendly features, these beautiful villas with pools have got authentically Italian charms alongside all the facilities you could wish for.