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Easter 2022: Trip to Lake Maggiore

There are many itineraries and excursions in the area. From Stresa and the Borromeo Islands to the Rocca di Angera, via the hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso and Villa Taranto.

The arrival of Spring and an increasingly mild climate leads to the planning of outdoor weekends and trips, appreciating the natural and cultural beauties of our country. For Easter 2022, a trip to Lake Maggiore is the best way to spend relaxing hours. There are many itineraries to discover and villages to visit. There is something for everybody's taste.

Stresa and the Borromean Islands

An unmissable destination for those who decide to spend Easter 2022 taking a trip to Lake Maggiore is the pearl of the Lake, Stresa, with the splendid Borromean Islands. It is thanks to the Borromeo family, who bought these islands between the 16th and 17th centuries, that they have become a unique destination, with their magnificent Palaces and especially their gardens, admired by tourists from all over the world. It is possible to book a visit to the Islands but also to take a boat tour on the Lake, for a suggestive view from the water.



From the shores of Lake Maggiore to the surrounding heights, there are many itineraries for trekking enthusiasts of all levels, from the easiest lakeside walks to routes for experts in mountaineering. Among the latter is the ascent to the Cima di Morissolo from Cannero Riviera, or from Laveno to Sasso del Ferro.

For those who don't want to climb to the top but simply want to walk, there is certainly the circular route from Stresa to Carciano, as well as the one from Lido di Suna to Lungolago di Pallanza. Near Cannero Riviera you can also see the famous Castelli, ruins of ancient fortifications built at the water's edge. Today they are abandoned but are a great deal of charm.

Villa Taranto in Pallanza

Once in Pallanza, a visit to Villa Taranto is a must. Here you will find the famous English-style botanical garden created by Scottish Captain Neil McEacharn. Here you can admire about 20,000 species of plants, some of which very rare, from all over the world.

Not only walking

If you decide to spend Easter 2022 taking a trip to Lake Maggiore, walking is not the only solution. Although perhaps not everyone knows it, there are a number of places in the area that offer itineraries on horseback. This is a way of immersing oneself in nature in search of relaxation and magnificent views. For those who prefer more energetic routes, the choice is a quad bike. Downhill biking on mountain bike trails, for example from Mottarone, is also very popular.

Easter: a trip to the museums of Lake Maggiore

To discover the history, culture and secrets of a region, there is nothing better than visiting the places where its memory is preserved. The same applies to a trip to Lake Maggiore, which is home to some very special museums. There is the Museo del Paesaggio in Verbania, with a collection ranging from painting to archaeology and sculpture. Two other museums display unique examples of Italian know-how: The Umbrella Museum in Gignese and the Hat Museum in Ghiffa. Inside the Rocca di Angera, another corner not to be missed, is the Museum of Dolls and Toys.

Rocca di Angera

Rocca di Angera is worth a visit not only for its museum. The splendidly preserved complex is a unique testimony to the history of this area, starting in the Middle Ages and continuing through the ages to the present day.  Finally, from here you can enjoy one of the most extraordinary views of Lake Maggiore.

The hermitage of Santa Caterina dal Sasso

Together with Rocca di Angera, the hermitage of Santa Caterina dal Sasso is another corner not to be missed by lovers of unique and mystical places. Standing on a sheer cliff above the Lake near Leggiuno, this hermitage is particularly impressive. Legend says it was built by a local merchant who escaped a cloudburst and decided to live here as a hermit. Historically, the complex could only be reached on foot via stairs from the square above or from the Lake, but in recent years it has been equipped with a lift.

Arona: The gateway to Lake Maggiore

Arona is also an ideal place for a trip to Lake Maggiore at Easter. Because of its location on the southern tip of the Lake, it is known as the gateway to Lake Maggiore. The town has many enchanting corners, a lakeside promenade that can be explored on foot or by bike, and from which you can enjoy a privileged view and some cultural treasures. Like the colossus of San Carlo Borromeo, also known as the Sancarlone, a huge copper statue made in the late 17th century and dedicated to the archbishop of Milan, who was originally from Arona. In the medieval centre of the town, you can also visit the church of the Nativity. Documents attest to its existence from at least the second half of the 15th century, but the first construction was undoubtedly earlier.

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