If you have previously read the article about the destination Cagliari, you cannot miss this other wonderful destination for your wedding … Lake Maggiore.
It is a vast area straddling the borders of Italy and Switzerland, and includes three Italian provinces (Verbano Cusio and Ossola, as well as the provinces of Novara and Varese) until it enters Swiss territory, in the Canton Ticino (which we will talk about in the next article).
The area of Lake Maggiore is surrounded by wonderful sites that go from luxury resorts to boutique hotels, from the villas of the eighteenth century to the endless botanical gardens, all cleverly inserted in a naturalistic and cultural context that gives an added value to this area, but I’ll tell you about some of … the most special ones.
Let’s start with the Camin Hotel Colmegna, located on the Lombard shore of Lake Maggiore, in the province of Varese.
The Camin has a long history dating back to 1820 when the then owner Leopoldo Casnedi converted his private villa into an inn. Set in a beautiful park of 10,000 m², this 18th century villa boasts a private beach and a magnificent view of Lake Maggiore.
Other pearls of Lake Maggiore are undoubtedly the Hotel Belvedere and the Hotel Verbano on the Isola dei Pescatori in Stresa.
Both have a long history behind them: in 1921 the Belvedere had among its most illustrious guests General Charles De Gaulle who had lunch at the Belvedere during his honeymoon; the Verbano, for its part, has been the destination of artists, writers and painters from all over the world such as Ernest Hemingway, Alessandro Manzoni and Gabriele d’Annunzio.
Both the Belvedere and the Verbano are real pearls in the heart of the Lake, offering a romantic, familiar and unforgettable event.