Set in a beautiful lakeside position this cottage offers private access to Lake Maggiore through a spacious and well tended garden that leads to a mooring. The house is a charming L-shaped villa with two wings connected by a common courtyard. One wing is for rental and in the other lives the friendly lady owner. Both peace and privacy are guaranteed.
Around Lake Maggiore are a number of spectacular gardens with exceptional collections of camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons, as well as historic villas and castles, sacred routes and medieval churches. An impressive number of parks are located here such as the Parco Nazionale della Val Gr...ande (the largest wilderness area in Italy). The mountains beyond the lake are wonderful, and each little village with its painted houses seems a terrace on the water. In the center of the lake lie the three enchanted "Borromeo" Islands: the Isola Madre and Isola Bella host the Borromeo palaces and gardens while the charming Isola dei Pescatori (fishermen's island)is smaller. In front of Stresa stands, just above the water on a rocky cliff the Eremo di Santa Caterina. The car free town of Orta S Giulio is a little jewel. Visit the 20 frescoed small chapels of the Sacro Monte above Orta San Giulio, with their of terracotta sculptures illustrating scenes from the life of Saint Francis. From Orta charming lakeside square you can admire the island of San Giulio, dominated by the ancient basilica and the convent. A little farther in the inland is the Villa della Porta-Bozzolo in Casalzuigno, a masterpiece of early eighteenth-century landscaping. Many sports activities can be practiced in Lake Maggiore such as sailing, water skiing, canoeing, golfing (7 golf courses in the area), trekking horse riding.
How to reach Lake Maggiore By plane: Malpensa airport 20 to 45 minutes By train: The international line links to Milan, to Genoa, Zurich and Basel with Cisalpino, Milan to Paris with Stendhal. By road, motorway A26 and A8 links the lake to Genova and Milano and the Simplon. Prices
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