❤️ Lake Maggiore, in its unique setting surrounded by the Lepontine Alps, covers a surface area of 212.5 km2. Along its shores, which stretch for 140 km, are little villages, 19th century villas and unique gardens whose beauty is renowned worldwide.

The waters ofLake Maggiore lap the Lombard shore and the Piedmont shore, reaching nearby Switzerland, and have splendid islands – the most famous of which are the elegant Borromean Islands.

The CMA will take you on a discovery of  of the lake, from the most atmospheric scenery to places of interest in this area filled with history, art and tradition.

Below are some of the most beautiful destinations that you can visit with our boats. You can also contact us to organise your customised itinerary.

Isola Bella

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Just 400 metres fromStresa, sailing towards the North-East of the Borromean Gulf, the eye is struck by the terraces and Italianate botanical gardens of Isola Bella.
this splendid complex of Baroque art, with ten terraces full of fine plants and flowers: rhododendrons, oleander and a wonderful collection of camellias, brought as gifts by various guests from all over the world, exotic botanical species, flowers and bulbs
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Baroque
Gardens

Isola Pescatori

Tradition

Isola dei Pescatori is beloved by artists and poets who have visited it and featured it in their works. They includeAlessandro Manzoni, Hemingway and Toscanini, to name just a few.
Pescatori is also known for the ancient trade of fishing, the work of the inhabitants who still live there today.
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Poetry
Art
Food

Isola Madre

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Isola Madre, located in the centre of theBorromean Gulf,is the largest of the islands on Lake Maggiore.
Isola Madre and its garden offer you the chance to immerse yourself in nature. The grounds are filled with colours and flowers, like rhododendrons, magnolias, azaleas and others from all over the world. Pheasants, peacocks and other colourful birds roam freely in the garden.
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Botanic Garden
Puppet theater

Villa Pallavicino

Relax

Villa Pallavicino, located just a short distance from the centre ofStresa, with its sixteen hectares of grounds and a zoo, is a tourist attraction for people from all over the world looking for a delightful, peaceful oasis.
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Zoological Park
Nature

Santa Caterina

Monastery

Clinging to the rocks that overhang the lake, the monastery is an incredible sight. Recently restored and opened to the public, the Monastery of Santa Caterina del Sasso Ballarois a complex of three buildings dating back to the 13th century, dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria by founder Alberto Besozzi of Arolo, who found salvation on these rocks after a shipwreck. Over the centuries the monastery has been home to various communities of monks.
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Charming
Spiritual

Rocca d'Angera

Medieval Castle

TheRocca Borromea di Angerais the castle that typifies Lake Maggiore. This formidable fortress is located on the South of the lake, on the calcareous hill in the town of Angera, on the Lombard shore. The fortress is the property of the BorromeoFamily and dates back to the 14th century. Together with the Rocca di Arona, it was the principle point of control for traffic on the South of the Lake. .
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Historic
Borromean Rocca

Villa Taranto

Baroque

The botanical gardens ofVilla Taranto: a harmonious blend of an English garden and a Baroque Italianate botanical garden, with statues, fountains, water features, symmetry and well-cared for flower beds.
It was commissioned by a Scottish Royal Archer of the Queen of England, Mr Neal Boyd McEacharn,
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Gardens
Exotic Plants

Mottarone

Breathtaking View

Mount Mottarone, located between Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta, has been called one of the most beautiful natural balconies in Piedmont and offers a view that range from the plains to the Alps: from Monte Rosa to the Po Valley, where you can see up to seven lakes -Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Mergozzo, Lake Varese, Lake Comabbio, Lake Monate and Lake Biandronno.
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Mountain
Snow

Funicolare di Laveno

1100 meters

the cabins of the Lake Maggiore cablecar to Monte Sasso Del Ferrothat rise to a height of 1100 m above sea level. The view from the top of the peak is spectacular: the town of Laveno and the opposite town of Intra, Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Gulf, the Lombard lakes of the Varese area, the area surrounding the city of Lugano and the Alps as far as the eye can see.
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Extraordinary view
photo shooting point

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