Lake Maggiore, Italy

Explore the elegant wonders of Italy’s Lake Maggiore at Villa & Palazzo Aminta. With breathtaking views, you can stay right on the water when you visit with Inspirato. Choose from one of these lakeview suites—Liz Taylor, Belvedere, Junior —or elevate your experience and occupy the entire fifth floor in the palatial La Borromea suite.

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Elegant and Scenic Respite in Italy’s Lakes District

Situated in the country’s northernmost region, straddling Lombardy and Piedmont, lies Italy’s second largest lake, and a crown jewel of the famed Italian Lakes District: Lake Maggiore. Rich with culture, art, and charm, Lake Maggiore offers expansive views of the Swiss Alps with abundant historic attractions and outdoor activities dotting the shores. The lake has long been a revered destination for wealthy Italians—conveniently nestled just one hour north of Milan—thanks to its grand palaces and elaborate gardens. The secret is out, and travelers from the world over flock to Lake Maggiore and nearby Lake Como to enjoy a waterfront promenade stroll, indulge in delicious cuisine on alfresco patios, and spend lazy afternoons swimming and boating.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    Malpensa Airport (MXP)
  • Currency
  • Official language
  • Time zone
    6 hours ahead of NYC
  • Car recommended?

Destination Highlights

  • Borromeo Palace

    Stroll the baroque-style grounds and see white peacocks roam freely as you take in the sweet aromas. Marvel at the Teatro Massimo, with elegant fountains, scenic terraces, and the statue of the Unicorn.

  • Borromeo Castle

    Take in stunning 360-degree views at this historic hilltop castle on the southern shore of the lake. Discover a large collection of 13th-century paintings as well as a museum of dolls housing over a thousand from all over the world.

  • Alpine Botanic Gardens of Stresa

    This botanic garden is home to over 1,000 unique species of alpine plants. The gardens promote tranquility, peace, and aromatic healing while you explore and take in wondrous views of the lake.



  • Forecasting your Lake Maggiore Vacation

    Lake Maggiore experiences temperate weather. To maintain its iconic lush and vibrant vegetation, rain is common year round. Spring and summer are warm and wet with highs in the 80s. Winters are cold and drier with highs in the mid-40s.


Map of Lake Maggiore

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