Lake Maggiore: A Perfect Destination for Family Holidays

March, 31 2016 ( Updated August, 09 2017)

Lake Maggiore

Deciding on a destination for a family holiday vacation is not exactly an easy task. You obviously want to spend meaningful time with your kids and family, but it is also important to make sure that the kids too have a wonderful time. 

 We bring you five reasons for choosing Lake Maggiore to head with your family for a fun-filled and memorable vacation.

  1. Soak up the pristine beauty: Italian Lakes are beautiful and enough has been said about them! But what sets Lake Maggiore apart and also gives it an advantage over other such destinations is its relaxed and relatively peaceful environment. The best way to enjoy the spectacular landscape of the place is on the Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone cable cars which introduces you to the unbeatable beauty of the destination from a height of 1500 meters. In fact, one can see all the seven lakes from here on a clear day.

  1. A host of activities to keep the kids busy: This destination has an exhaustive list of things that they can do and see here. For instance, kids love to spot the 40+ species of animals which can be easily found in the lush green Mediterranean gardens here. The adventure park in Baveno, a mini golf course with 10 holes near Belgirate and playgrounds near the promenades also offer ample opportunities for kids to enjoy themselves. Older kids love to engage in outdoor activities such as climbing, safari walks, or walking the suspension rope. The castles and villas are also interesting places to visit and explore. In fact, the castle of La Rocco di Angera houses Europe’s largest doll and children’s clothing museum which is of special interest for the kids.

  1. Go island hopping: It’s an absolute must! The three popular Borromean islands are especially known for their majestic villas, gardens, plenty of dining options and wonderful views. While navigating the lake on a boat ride one can also enjoy the spectacular view of the shores dotted with small towns and villages.

  1. Sandy beaches and plenty of water activities: The whole family can spend a day out on the beach. The blue flag beaches abound the destination and so you can enjoy safe swimming options here with your family. The whole family can spend a day out on the beach as there are plenty of activities to enjoy on the lake such as kayaking, canoeing and surfing.

  1. Hikes, trails and wonderful picnic spots: The wonderful hikes and trails which are suitable for kids of all age groups lie along the mountainous paths and overlook the lake. They lead to amazing picnic spots set against the picturesque landscape which is perfect for enjoying the stunning views and bonding with your family.

Incredible lake views, safe beaches, natural surroundings, numerous activities, hundreds of gelato shops  and wonderful monuments, that’s Lake Maggiore for you in a nutshell! With so many diverse things to enjoy with your family, it is not difficult to understand why Lake Maggiore is an amazing choice for your next family vacation.


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