Throw in the fact that the second-largest lake in Italy is blessed with a year-round mild climate, and you’ve got a strong contender for an idyllic holiday.
Now, you can also explore the lake as part of a short two-night stay in Imagine Cruising’s 12-night Cunard Mediterranean Voyage, Italian Lakes Retreat & Exclusive Gala Evening holiday.
But what are some of the best things to see and do in Lake Maggiore? We’ve flagged some of the highlights below…
The colourful fishing villages: Think pastel-hued buildings, cafes and restaurants that serve up both delicious local cuisine and unrivalled view of the lakes, charming boutiques and plenty of scenic strolls.
The Borromean Islands: Lake Maggiore’s waters are home to three breathtaking islands, but one highlight has to be beautiful Isola Bella complete with a palace furnished with Baroque-inspired decor, as well as postcard-worthy gardens filled with fountains and eye-catching flora.
Historic castles: Rocca di Angera is Lake Maggiore’s most famous castle, perched on a clifftop overlooking the lake waters. For something pretty special, Imagine Cruising is offering an exclusive gala evening for its holidaymakers complete with a four-course dinner and live music, sure to make for an enchanting evening to remember.
The lake waters: Watersports, boat trips and even some swimming spots make this lake a hit with both visitors and locals alike. Don’t want to get wet? There are plenty of walks along the shoreline peppered with bars if you fancy a waterside cocktail at sunset instead.
Imagine Cruising offers a two-night stay on its 12-night holiday, which includes four-star hotel accommodation, a tour of Isola Bella, and the exclusive dinner at Rocca di Angera.
The package also features a two-night stay in Lake Como, an overnight in Florence, and a luxurious six-night cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria with ports of call to Cartagena and Gibraltar.
Want to book the holiday?
Prices start from £2,399pp for the 12-night Cunard Mediterranean Voyage, Italian Lakes Retreat & Exclusive Gala Evening. Based on a June 7, 2022 departure. Find out more at imaginecruising.co.uk.