Lake Maggiore


Surrounded by the Lepontine Alps, the Lake Maggiore is the second-largest Italian lake in terms of surface and depth and one of the main alpine lakes.
Its surface is shared between Italy and Switzerland and its name "Maggiore" derives from the fact that it was once considered the largest of the pre-alpine lakes.
The Lake Maggiore is an area rich in art and culture and offers many internationally renowned places of interest that have made it a famous tourist destination.
During your stay on Lake Maggiore, you can not miss the Borromean Islands with their gardens and historic buildings, the fortress of Angera located on a spur of limestone, the famous botanical gardens of Villa Taranto in Verbania, the splendid valleys of the Ossola land of Walser’s culture and then the numerous villas with their beautiful parks and gardens, castles and museums

Lake Orta


The Lake Orta is located west of Lake Maggiore, at the foot of Monte Rosa and is a small naturalistic jewel, defined as the most romantic of the Italian lakes.
In the Middle Ages, the lake was known as Lake San Giulio, and only from the seventeenth century, the current name of Lake Orta began to take hold, from the main town of Orta San Giulio, a small medieval village with narrow and suggestive alleys.
Orta with its landscapes and picturesque villages is a renowned and romantic holiday resort and has been a source of inspiration for writers, painters, and directors.
Behind the town is the Sacro Monte di Orta, with 20 chapels frescoed by Morazzone, situated in the special nature reserve of Sacro Monte di Orta.
From the main square, you can reach the Island of San Giulio boarding on the ferries. San Giulio is the symbol of the whole lake, with its Basilica from the 4th century, rebuilt in the 9th and 11th centuries.

Lake Mergozzo


The Lake Mergozzo is a small lake with clear and crystalline waters, overlooked by the town of Mergozzo, a charming village with characteristic buildings in Ossola stone.
The symbol of the city is the secular elm located, since 1600, on the shores of the lake in the center of the main square. The elm is one of the monumental trees of Piedmont.
In Candoglia, a hamlet of Mergozzo, you can admire the marble quarry that was donated by the Family Sforza to the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo. With the marble extract was made the Milan Cathedral and is still used today for the renovations necessary to maintain its good condition.
Mergozzo is located a few kilometers from the Val Grande National Park, the largest wild area in Italy where nature commands undisputed. Accompanied by the Park's Official Guides, you can enjoy magnificent natural spectacles.

Ossola Valleys


The Ossola Valley, on the border with Switzerland, extends around the Toce River which crosses it along its 83-kilometer route.
Ossola is made up of eight valleys which, seen from the above, looks like a shape of a maple leaf: Antigorio Valley, Antrona, Anzasca, Bognanco, Divedro, Formazza, Ossola and Vigezzo..
The Ossola Valley is a wonderful, varied and picturesque land, full of valleys, plateaus, lakes, peaks, glaciers. It also includes several protected areas, including the Alpe Veglia-Devero Natural Park, with its splendid glacial valleys, the Alta Valle Antrona Natural Park and the Val Grande National Park, created to preserve the largest wilderness area of Italy.
The splendid Ossola Valleys offer tourists numerous leisure opportunities suitable for everyone. From traditional mountain sports to hiking or mountain biking among lakes, high peaks and particularly suggestive landscapes.
You will discover the past rich in history and the passion for traditional activities, ancient festivals and genuine foods that coexist in an enchanting setting.

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