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Total rating of Maccagno

4.0 out of 5 (166 Customer reviews)
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  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 06/09/2018, travel period: August 2018

    “The shopping possibilities are very good.”

    This review has been given for property no. 415112 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 3.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Gere wrote
    on 22/08/2018, travel period: August 2018

    “Prices were OK, which I lacked a beach bar right on the lake. Although there was a bar in the Lagocamp but this was little used as the view to the lake was missing.
    Reception / staff from the Lagocamp very friendly.”

    This review has been given for property no. 185866 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer A. R. wrote
    on 12/07/2018, travel period: July 2018

    “The town of Maccagno is located on the eastern edge of Lake Maggiore near the town of Luino, which is famous for its market. The town itself has a bank, several restaurants and gelateries, a jetty, a train station (for example, for a trip to Luino or even Milan) and a small supermarket, the goods of daily needs. You do not starve and die of thirst. Even a small market takes place once a week.
    The rocky sections invite you to sunbathe and swim. Directly on Lido (the largest beach area) there is a small restaurant and a children's playground, but in the midday sun is in the blazing sun.
    There is another children's playground next to the town hall on the main road to Luino.
    The city does not have bigger sights. There is a well-known art museum, but that's it. If you want to experience something, you either have to drive to Switzerland (Lugano or Locarno) or you have to get to the south or the west (by boat) and get to know the other places on the Lago.
    More inviting are the numerous restaurants that spread over the town. Especially recommended is the "La Gabella" near the small private port. The food is plentiful and the value for money is right. There you can also take the food.”

    This review has been given for property no. 1235950 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 10/07/2018, travel period: June 2018

    “Supermercado (supermarket), fairground, ice cream parlors and restaurants, everything available, a nice well-kept place, is often used by campers.”

    This review has been given for property no. 880499 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Familie Buch wrote
    on 26/05/2018, travel period: May 2018

    “Maccagno is a small nice place with everything you need as a tourist. Some very good restaurants / pizzerias and plenty of shopping. By the ship's dock all other places at the lake are fast and cheap to reach. Hiking possibilities are also sufficiently available.”

    This review has been given for property no. 415112 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language


This is how holiday rental owners described Maccagno

Maccagno area: At the little harbor in Maccagno you can catch a boat and visit the lovely villages around Lake Maggiore. You can also reach the Borromeo Islands and Stresa or Locarno in Switzerland. There are several open air festivals during the summertime. We'll be happy to provide you a ...
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full list on request. Sport lovers will not get bored in Maccagno! You can practice all water activities such as swimming, windsurfing, kite surfing, diving, sailing, fishing. At walking distance there are tennis courts, climbing walls, sailing club, athletic track, beach volley, basketball and skateboard ramps. The local mountains are great for walking excursions (Monte Lema, Monte Forcora, Monteviasco, Val Veddasca). Most of our mountains have special tracks for mountain bikes. In the nearby Southern Swiss Tessin region there are beautiful places to spend a day out -Monte Tamaro with its cable car and several adventure parks, excellent entertainment for children.
Local activities diving, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking, sailing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, ski, golf, wind-surfing, water skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, roller skating.

Less than two hours of flight link amsterdam (1h 45'), Berlin (1H 45'), Paris (1h 30'), and London (1 h) to Malpensa's Milanese Port of call, the international airport which is nearer to Lago Maggiore (about 20 km) than Milan.
It is possible to reach the lake's area by evry means of transport: the plane, and the train with its international line that touches the lake west shores (this line links Milan to Genoa, Zurich and Basel with Cisalpino, Milan to Paris with Standhal, both with stops at the main lake's railway stations).
By road, the links are inside of big European motorways: from Gottardo's tunnel (European itinerary E 35: Rome IT - Rotterdam NL), going towards the south , you reach Bellinzona and therefore the lake (from Basil it takes about two hours); the west coast of the lake is crossed by the Sempione's state road (European itinerary E 62: Milan IT - Nantes FR).
You can find there any meand of transport: car, camper-van to be rent, and train (with picturesque alpine itineraries) ferries and cableway (two means of transport that are faster then cars). Taxi-cabs and taxi-boats are also available for those who can't absolutely forgo comfort!

MAGIA DEL LAGO MAGGIORE
On the borders of Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland, the Maggiore Lake (or Verbano), is the second largest Italian lake, after Garda. It is situated close to the Alps, stretching for 65 km prevalently NNE-SSW from Magadino to Sesto Calende. Most of the lake lies in Italian territory, marking the boundary between the provinces of Novara and the VCO (Verbania-Cusio-Ossola), in Piedmont, and Varese, in Lombardy; only the most northerly end (42 sq km) belongs to Switzerland.
The Maggiore Lake has an extensive catchment basin which includes the valleys of the Ticino and Toce rivers (his principal tributaries) and the Maggia. It also receives water from: Lugano's Lake, Orta's Lake, Varese's Lake and Mergozzo's Lake. Its only distributory is the Ticino, which leaves the lake at Sesto Calende and from the left flows into the Po below Pavia.
A mild climate with an lush vegetation, excellent hotels of longstanding tradition, and many campsites, make the Maggiore Lake a favourite tourist centre. Well-known towns of international fame line its shore: Castelletto Ticino, Dormelletto, Arona, Meina, Lesa, Belgirate, Stresa, Baveno, Verbania, Ghiffa, Oggebbio, Cannero Riviera and Cannobio on the Piedmont side; Maccagno, Luino, Laveno and Angera on the Lombardy shores; Locarno, Ascona and Brissago on Swiss soil.
The considerable river traffic uses modern passenger craft and highspeed hydrofoils, while a frequet car and passenger ferry links Intra with Laveno. A wide range of sports is available: fishing for bleak, trout, perch and other fish, water skiing, sailing, powerboating, canoeing, swimming etc. The principal centres are linked by main roads and railway.

Warm summers and mild winters give these southern lakesides a gorgeously fragrant covering of azaleas, oleanders, citrus and olive trees. Exotic lush green gardens dotted with palm trees shade the water’s edge. Lake Maggiore is the principal lake, all dramatically beautiful and distinctively Italian but each has its own inbuilt originality and charm.
The crystal clear waters of Lake Maggiore are jade green to the north and a deep blue to the south. The famous Isole Borromee – a cluster of delightful small islands – boasts a barouque palace, romantic terraced gardens of rare plants, fountains, peacocks and statues all set in an amazing landscape, towered over by blue mountains. Facing these islands is the wide promenade of Stresa, busy with boat trips to all parts of the lake. For a panoramic view of the lake and mountains, take the cable car up to the 1491 m Mount Mottarone. Along the western shore, the tranquil resorts of Baveno, Pallanza and Cannobio are unspoilt, peaceful and delightfully decked with flowers. For garden lovers, the Villa Taranto is a renowned haven for azaleas, heathers, rhododendrons, camellias, dahlias and maples. While on the eastern side, from Lavena Mombello a cable-car will take you to the summit of the Sasso del Ferrro mountain, so high that the entire lake district is spread out before you - a great way to start and plan your exploration of these lakes or maybe to save until your last day here - a spectacular conclusion to a memorable holiday.

SPECIAL INTEREST HOLYDAY
Special interest holidays: great sailing and wind surfing opportunities are offered from many beaches on Lake Maggiore. Beach combing, line and net fishing for lake carp and trout is available on the lakeside. In the summer season, you can rent boats and boards by the lakeside. Maggiore is a deep lake and offers good diving conditions in clear Alpine water. Garden lovers will appreciate the fabulous gardens alongside Lake Maggiore. Those at Villa Taranto were designed in the 1930s by Scotsman Captain Neil McEacharn, who bequeathed his botanical gardens to the Italian people. They are open to the public - and the ferries stop there. Isola Bella is more than a lovely historic palace - its gardens are spectacular, set off by a pair of white peacocks. Colourful gardens please the eye along the lakeside promenades of Stresa. The grand 19th century hotels welcome you to their fine restaurants, wine bars and public areas - and to their 120-year old gardens.
TRAVEL
Travel: Milan Malpensa Airport is the nearest airport, about 75 min away. EasyJet & Flybe are the low-cost airlines and are expanding their routes to UK airports, plus BA & Alitalia. Milan Bergamo Airport (Ryanair) is 3hrs away - Bergamo is a beautiful old city and well worth an overnight visit. A bus service passes the apartment entrance. An inexpensive train service from Luino takes you to Milan in 60 -120 min hour depending on time of day (commuter trains are quicker and non-stop). Distances 5 min by car to Luino, 10 min to the Laveno car ferry across the lake. Italy enjoys low-cost, fast trains, buses & ferries. Milan is famous for shopping. A short train ride from its centre brings you to the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie and Leonardo da Vinci's breath-taking 'Last Supper'. Book your tickets in advance (see below for website address) to spend 15 mins quietly with this amazing painting. Treat yourself to t a visit to the people's opera house, La Scala Milan.
FURTHER DETAILS
Further details: Lugano is on another beautiful lake, just down the road, less than 30 minutes away. Luino is a lovely and busy lakeside town with many bakeries, shops, supermarkets and good restaurants. Luino has a busy street market on Wednesdays. It 's another highlight of your stay, attracting city people from Milan, Lugano and Munich - and visitors from all over Italy, Germany and Switzerland. There's a terminal for the ferries (regular services, plus high-speed catamarans and hydrofoils) with frequent connections to the towns and villages around Lake Maggiore - these will be another highlight of your holiday.
Other Activities Boating, cruising, sailing, climbing and bicycle tours, shopping trips to huge market.
Skiing Information:
Skiing in winter, skiers can enjoy the small ski-lift at Alpe Forcora only 30 mins away, or travel to the well-known Swiss ski resorts of Andermatt, San Bernardino and Airolo. The Italian Alps offer you the well-known Monte Rosa ski resort. An hour by car, ferry and cableway will take you to the ski resort at the summit of Mottarone. This is directly above our favorite resort of Stresa on the west side.
Maccagno area
At the little harbor in Maccagno you can catch a boat and visit the lovely villages around Lake Maggiore. You can also reach the Borromeo Islands and Stresa or Locarno in Switzerland. There are several open air festivals during the summertime. We'll be happy to provide a full list on request.

Sport lovers will not get bored in Maccagno! You can practice all water activities during the summer (swimming, windsurfing, kitesurfing) and the winter (diving, sailing, fishing). At walking distance there are tennis courts, climbing walls, sailing club, athletic track, beach volley court, basketball court and skateboard ramps. The local mountains are great for walking excursions (Monte Lema, Monte Forcora, Monteviasco, Val Veddasca). Most of our mountains have special tracks for mountain bikes.

In the nearby Swiss Tessin region there are beautiful places to spend a day out with the CHILDREN (Monte Tamaro with its cable car and several adventure parks). Valverzasca has fantastic bathing spots in the fresh water of its river. In winter, skiers can enjoy the small ski-lift at Alpe Forcora only 30 minutes away, or travel to the well-known Swiss ski resorts of San Bernardino, Airolo and Andermatt in just over an hour. Golf lovers will find 6 prestigious cour
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