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Lake Maggiore Nature & adventure

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From Milan: Stresa, Alps, & Lake Maggiore Half Day Tour

1. From Milan: Stresa, Alps, & Lake Maggiore Half Day Tour

On the borders of Piedmont, Lombardy, and Switzerland, spectacular Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy and known for its incredible beauty. Your tour will take you from Milan to picturesque Stresa, on the western shores of Lake Maggiore. Stresa is a lovely town with beautiful villas and gardens, some of which are open to the public. With a comfortable climate, Stresa offers stunning lake views, and you can also take the cable car up to Monte Mottarone for views of the Alps and the lakes. Next, hop on board for a cruise on Lake Maggiore, and admire the stunning scenery as the boat takes you out to the Borromean Islands. You'll visit Isola Bella, or "beautiful island," just offshore from Stresa. On this rich historical island you'll visit the Palazzo Borromeo, an exquisite palace dating back to the 17th century. You'll also be able to explore the beautiful palace gardens.

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What people are saying about Lake Maggiore

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

Very good transport, very well organized tour, Salvatore the guide with a lot of knowledge, valued the whole tour with valid information about Lake Maggiore, its inhabitants and owners of palaces and villas and still a lot about the History of Italy. We liked a lot. To be much more practical, tickets to the Palace and Gardens should be included on the tour.

A truly memorable experience

This was a day not to be missed. Our time in the palace and gardens was amazing. The guide provided great information and spent time looking after an older man who fell on the steps.We would have liked a little more time boating on the lake itself.

Excellent Day Trip

Had fun on the bus looking at the scenery. Boat ride was nice to the 2 islands. Private castle was amazing, those people are filthy rich that own that. The castles man cave was my favorite place on our 4 city tour.