Lake Maggiore
Best Period

The Borromeo Gulf, just after sunset

Isola Bella, view from Stresa

Rocca d'Angera, Lake Maggiore

Giardino all'italiana (Italian garden) - Isola Bella

stylistically based on well-defined axial geometry and symmetry

The island is locatedin the Borromean Gulf, in front of the town of Stresa

Isola Bella (the Beautiful Island)

Isola Pescatori (Fishermen's Island)

14th century monastery perched on the eastern ridge of Lake Maggiore

Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

aslo known as Borromeo Castle, built in 13th-14th century southern shore of Lake Maggiore

Rocca di Angera, Lake Maggiore

north-west of Lake Maggiore

Isola Pescatori (Fishermen's Island)

Two beautiful Swiss towns at the northernmost point of Lake Maggiore

Locarno and Ascona, Lake Maggiore


Lake Maggiore
Private transportation
Water Taxi
Fishermen’s Island
Isola Bella
Ferry ride
Santa Caterina del Sasso
Tour Description

Escape from the city, in less than two hours you will get to one of the most beautiful lakes of Italy and Europe: Lake Maggiore, with its antique charm, elegance and timeless beauty. The tour will begin with your private driver collecting you from your hotel in Milan (or another custom location in the area) with a luxury sedan or minivan, after a 1.5hr drive you will reach Stresa, our first stop.

From there, together with your private driver will reach the two Borromeo Islands with a water-taxi: Isola Bella and the Fishermen’s Island. Isola Bella (Beautiful Island) hosts the Borromeo Palace, one of the family residencies built on 1630’s . The building has a unique Italian-style garden, visited by thousands of people every year for his elegance in geometrical formations. The water-taxi will the take you to the Fishermen’s Island, where you can enjoy a relaxed lunchtime in one of the family-run restaurants, overlooking the lake. After lunch, the tour will proceed with a car-ferry ride to the opposite side of the lake, from Verbania to Laveno.

If time allows, after a very short car-ride will reach the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, a 14th century monastery perched on the eastern rocky side of the Lake. The visit of the monastery require a 15min step-walk or a very inexpensive elevator service.

The tour will then conclude with a transfer back to your hotel in Milan or other selected location.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your hotel in Milan (a different location may be agreed)
DEPARTURE TIME Suggested departure from 8:00am to 9:30am
Private Driver Ferry and Water Taxi Tickets
Driving guide Transportation and parking
Entrance tickets
Professional Guide
Food and Drinks

You can customize your tour according to your needs and preferences, our staff would be happy to inform you about different options, alternative routes and sites. We also provide a SPECIAL TOUR on the Lake featured a sail-boat tour of the lake: Sailing Tour of Lake Maggiore .


Check-in and Start

Your private driver meets you at your hotel and begins the driving to Lake Maggiore


Coffee-Break and walking tour of the village with its beautiful lakeside.

Fishermen Island

Visit of the island and free time for lunch

Ferry to Laveno

15min ferry ride to cross the lake from west to east

Santa Caterina

Visit of the hermitage

Return to Milan

Transfer of 1h30m drive to Milan

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review

Thank you very much for setting up everything so well for our tour. Your driver was great, we had a fantastic lunch on Isola Bella. Thank you for taking care of our big family and provinding us with baby-seats, couldn’t ask for more!

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