Lake Maggiore villas - quality rental homes in the Italian lake district
Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy, and its year-round mild
climate makes a Lake Maggiore villa
an ideal vacation destination. It seems like there are always flowers blooming and seasonal vegetables ripening
in this lush area, offering you endless possibilities for a handcrafted Italian
meal. Lake Maggiore acts as a watery boundary between two provinces, Lombardy
and Piedmont, and its northernmost tip actually stretches into Switzerland.
Do you want to get away from the crowds that often form at Lake Garda and Lake
Como? A Lake Maggiore villa is a perfect choice for a peaceful, uncluttered and
natural vacation experience. There are several islands that grace the waters of
Lake Maggiore, and be sure to take your camera as you take a ferry ride across
the lake. You may spy Monte Rosa, which at 15,200 feet high is not merely a
mountain, but a glacier-filled natural wonder.
Speaking of the islands, a day trip from your Lake Maggiore villa to Isola Bella
will convince you why it got its name. This beautiful island holds an Italian
Baroque palace with terraced gardens, and you can just imagine the nobility that
once resided there. Isola Madre is the largest of the islands and echoes its own
version of daily Italian life with its quaint restaurants, eclectic shops, and
friendly local people. Finally, stop by the nearby town of Stresa and the
prominent "Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees", a famous historical hotel that
during World War One was transformed into a hospital. Here, a wounded Ernest
Hemingway was nurtured in 1918, and he returned in 1948 to gather material for
A Farewell to Arms
, in which the hotel serves as a setting.
A Lake Maggiore villa
is a perfect place to relax after enjoying a day filled
with local activities - like hopping on the "Lago Maggiore Express" train and
taking a trip to some of the towns along the shoreline. Your villa will begin to
feel like home as you kick back and watch the sun set over the horizon.
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