Lake Maggiore or Verbano is a lake located on the south side of the Italian Alps. It is the second largest lake in Italy and the largest in southern Switzerland. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the Italian regions of Piemomt and Lombardy and the Swiss canton Ticino.

Located halfway between Lake Orta and Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore extends for about 65 kilometres (40 miles) between Locarno and Arona

The climate is mild in both summer and winter, producing Mediterranean vegetation, with many gardens growing rare and exotic plants. Well-known gardens include those of the Borromean and Brissago Islands, that of the Villa Taranto in Verbania, and the Alpinia botanical garden above Stresa.

Lake Maggiore is the Ideal place for a Destination wedding.

Lake Maggiore offers the perfect backdrop for weddings. Thanks to its mild climate, botanical gardens thrive here and add to the beauty of the shore line dotted with characteristic villages and historic villas, all set before the Alps which remain snow-tipped usually into June each year.

The lake is home to a great variety of wedding venues to suit all budgets. From traditional Italian restaurants with rustic charm to historic palaces and island churches hidden down characteristic cobbled streets.

The Borromeo Islands:
Isola Bella lies just off the popular town of Stresa and has been completely transformed with an incredible eighteenth century palace and terraced gardens. This island is popular for wedding photos where amongst the statues live beautiful white peacocks.

Isola Madre  is the largest island and boasts an incredible garden with exotic plants from all over the world.

Isola dei Pescatori (fisherman’s island) is the only island which has remained unchanged by time. As the name suggests, fishing was the main activity of the inhabitants. Today you can lose yourself in the beautiful simplicity of the clustered houses and winding streets.

Best time for a Lake Maggiore Wedding: March through October are best but the climate is fairly mild year round.

Airport nearby: under 1 hour from Milano Malpensa’s airport.

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