We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Lake Maggiore

#363 of 4,094 things to do in Lombardy
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Italy
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 67.15*
and up
Three Lakes Day Tour from Stresa
More Info
USD 93.33*
and up
Day Tour to Zermatt and the Matterhorn from Stresa

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 126 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
  • 12
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Luino Easter visit

Lago Maggiore in Northern Italy is the second largest lake in Italy. The shore has Italy to the south and Switzerland to the north. The town of Luino is on the Italian shore with... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Nicholas G
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 55: English reviews
Level Contributor
46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Lago Maggiore in Northern Italy is the second largest lake in Italy. The shore has Italy to the south and Switzerland to the north. The town of Luino is on the Italian shore with beautiful views over the lake, a ferry, nice bars and restaurants.

Thank Nicholas G
Prescott, Az.
Level Contributor
219 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stayed in Strasa, Italy at the La Palma Hotel looking out at Lake Maggiore everyday. What a sight. We visited Borromean islands Isola Bella and Isola Madre and Pescatori (the fishermans island). Relaxing and beautiful.

Thank Ralph D
Level Contributor
44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the lake and the three islands. It was a fantastic day to see the palaces and roam around the lovely gardens. We had a lovely lunch on the Fishermans island where you can get all types of food from a 4€ piece of pizza to a full sit down lovely fresh fish meal. Pleasure to roam around free... More 

1 Thank Debbie M
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here on the way to the airport as we had a late flight. I really wish we had had more time as it was simply not enough to appreciate what the lake has to offer. We hired a private boat to take us island hopping and stopped at each island. There are so many restaurants to choose from... More 

1 Thank Finneganbeginagain
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went to Lake Maggiore with Shearings while staying in Lake Como . One tip, when the drivers give you your ticket to come back on a boat , look for the ones with a blue cross on the front . Truly is a magical and lovely place to visit , especially the islands

1 Thank Sandra B
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
341 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Italian side of the largest lake in Europe. This lske spreads between Italy and Switzerland. We took a train from Milan and reached in one hour to a picture perfect Italian town Stressa located on the side of the lake. It was winter and there were hardly any tourist. Most of the hotels were closed also. After... More 

Thank Prabir G
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
156 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is really a big place by European standard. We liked the Swiss portion of the lake rather than the Italian side. Great drive if you have a sports car. We took a half day ferry and it was lovely. The trick is to go to the Italian side to buy the tickets because it is much cheaper than the... More 

Thank SOocerStar
Alnwick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,818 reviews
604 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 596 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Lake Maggiore, the second largest lake in Italy borders Italy with the Apls and Switzerland and is absolutely wonderful with its large expanse of water and mountainous scenery. We stayed on the lakeside before, in the town of Stresa and on this particular trip we traveled along the lakeside by train. It was a marvelous experience and definitely one to... More 

Thank profjoypc
Level Contributor
303 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We stayed in Casa Baroli B & B with just 4 rooms with ensuites.. almost like you are staying in someone's apartment on the lakefront. We wandered along the delightful foreshore promenade past the small boat harbour to the wide array of restaurants and had a fabulous Italian dinner.. Full moon rising over still lake.. swim in lake just below... More 

3 Thank citfancier
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
198 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Our favourite Italian lake Stunningly beautiful with mountains and water. Three lovely island to visit in the lake and many excellent 5 star hotels to choose from. Very close to the Swiss border with snow caped mountains even in summer

1 Thank johnde215ll

Travellers who viewed Lake Maggiore also viewed

Lake Maggiore, Lombardy

Been to Lake Maggiore? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lake Maggiore and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Lake Maggiore staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?