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Lake Maggiore holidays

Lake Maggiore sits up in Italy’s mountainous north, its northern reaches stretching across the border into Switzerland. Peaceful villages and colourfully painted towns hug its shores, looking over the waters towards jagged hills silhouetted by the sun. 

It’s a place that exudes old-fashioned elegance, from the belle-époque hotels lining the waterfront in Stresa to the opulent Palazzo Borromeo out on the little island of Isola Bella. Although neighbouring Lake Como is known for attracting the A-list, Lake Maggiore has also welcomed its fair share of famous faces over the years – think Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway.

The lake’s main town is Stresa, a delightful jumble of gift shops, enotecas (wine bars), trattorias and café-edged piazzas. But its smaller resorts are worth exploring too, such as Verbania (home to the lovely botanical gardens at Villa Taranto) and Baveno. 

Why visit Lake Maggiore with Titan?

Our fantastic Lake Maggiore holidays are expertly planned by our team of travel experts. Part of our Cruise & Tour collection, you’ll start with a couple of nights in Lake Maggiore, before heading up into Switzerland to enjoy the Bernina Express (one of the world’s most scenic train rides) and back down to Lake Garda. From there, you’ll head to Venice to board your cruise ship ready for a 12-night sailing around the eastern Med (ports of call include the likes of Istanbul, Mykonos and Korcula).

With VIP door-to-door transfers in the UK included as well, your holiday will be hassle-free from start to finish. 

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