Vacation at Lago Maggiore, Italy

Just back from a 1 week vacation at Lago Maggiore, Italy with my wife.

We stayed in a holiday house in Traffiume, a tiny and lovely village close to Cannobio. We realized after some sight seeing around the lake, that Cannobio was actually the nicest place at Lago Maggiore. It has a rather large historic center, a beautiful promenade at the lake, great restaurants, fantastic ice cream – well, simply, everything you expect from a gorgeous and relaxed Italian town.
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Of course, we did visit the Borromean Islands, but only Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori. Though there were tons of tourists on Isola Bella, we could still enjoy the fantastic scenery – this island is a must-see! Make sure you visit the palazzo, it’s worth the high entry fee.
Palazzo of Isola Bella
We also made a trip to a little medieval village up in the mountains, called Gurro. Driving the curly and steep road was itself an interesting experience.
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On our way back home, we stopped by at Locarno and enjoyed a few ruminant moments in the backyard of the citadella.
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See all pictures from our trip to Lago Maggiore in my Flickr photo set.

2 thoughts on “Vacation at Lago Maggiore, Italy

  1. Ronald,

    we simply asked for a place to rent at the tourist office in Cannobio.

    The lady at the tourist office spoke German quite well, I guess she also speaks English.

    Although it was the main tourist season (August) and most places were booked up, we were lucky finding the house we stayed at for a price which would have left us with only a little room had we booked what we found by googling.

    Unfortunately, I don’t have the exact address neither a phone number of the house. It is located in Traffiume, Via S. Anna, just across the Ristorante/Pizzeria.

    HTH,
    Sandro

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