Locality: Lake Maggiore
Between Switzerland and Italy,Lago Maggiore is one of the most important lakes of the Bel Paese. Second in size only to Lago di Garda, it offers milder winters respects inland and pleasant summers.
Inside the lake there are many islands, reachable thanks to a great boat service: eight belong to the Piedmont, one to Lombardy and two to Switzerland.
Known as a tourist destination of great elegance and sophistication, everyone should visit theBorromeo Islands, between Stresa and Verbania, with their Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori.
Still, worth a visit the beautiful islands of Brissago, which are located right in front of the Swiss city of the same name.
Moreover, you should admire the famous three rocks emerged, called Castelli di Cannero, Isolino di San Giovanni, right in front of Verbania, residence for a long time of Arturo Toscanini, director of orchestra, the Island of the Dolls and finally the Isolino Partegora.
The great tourism area also comes out of the lake, with a successful combination of art and nature to perfection, from the botanical garden of Villa Taranto in Verbania to Alpinia, in Stresa, always tourist destinations of great elegance and sophistication. Lake Maggiore is also sport: thanks to the favorable winds, there is a widespread practice of disciplines such as windsurfing.