It’s time to kick off the 2018 tourist season for Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Mergozzo and the Ossola Valleys!
The Borromee Islands will be accessible again starting on Friday 23 March 2018, the official starting date for the high season. Soon, it will be time to start exploring the best of what our territory has to offer between uncontaminated nature, colours, outdoor activities, wellness, wine and food, high-quality accommodation facilities and intriguing events!
Two "Blue Flags" have been assigned already this year: Cannero and Cannobio have been recognised as coastal swimming resorts that meet the criteria of sustainable management of the territory.
In addition to those, eight "Orange Flags" were assigned by Touring Club Italiano, which selects and certifies the excellent small villages in the hinterland: the award went to the localities of Cannero, Cannobio, Macugnaga, Malesco, Mergozzo, Orta San Giulio, Santa Maria Maggiore and Vogogna.
Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta and Lake Mergozzo, surrounded by the splendid Ossola valleys, await you for an all-inclusive vacation: allow one of the over 860 accommodations present in our city to take care of you. Take advantage of the countless leisure opportunities, savour local culture and specialities connected with excellent food and wine, be present on one of the many evenings organized in our most renowned localities hosting major events and experience unforgettable moments!
With over 3.5 million visitors per year, over 76% of which from abroad, the Distretto Turistico dei Laghi area - located at the center of an area with high population density between Switzerland, Varese, Milan and Turin - is the No. 3 spot for the number of hotel beds and number of inhabitants, ranking after Valle d'Aosta and Trentino. It is in 3rd place for the ratio of tourist presences and number of inhabitants after Trentino and Valle d'Aosta, in addition to being one of the most popular tourist destinations in North Italy!
Like every year, we expect Italian visitors and international tourists from every part of the world!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!