This spacious and comfortable cozy cottage sleeps 8 persons in four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
It is located just one kilometer uphill from the village of Meina - a peaceful lakeside town with cobbled streets on the western shore of Lake Maggiore.
Casa VERBANO is not on the lakeshore, but is located above the lake and the village. Because of its position, the cottage enjoys magical views of the lake and the mountains beyond. The small manicured garden features a panoramic pool (4,5 m x 9 m). Parents with kids should be aware that the pool is not fenced off.
Meina has shops, services, and restaurants, a sport center with tennis and pool.
There are 8 golf courses within 15-40 minutes’ drive. (Golf Club Castelconturbia 2 OPEN D’ITALIA)
The town of Stresa is 10 km north, while Arona is 4 kilometers south. Switzerland is just half an hour away. Milan is easily connected by train.
Casa VERBANO (160 sq meters) is furnished in modern style with lively colors. The floors are covered with tiles, large windows provide great views of the lake.
• Enter in the living room with lake view, dining area, working fireplace
• Beautifully equipped eat-in kitchen, with oven, grill, microwave coffee maker, dishwasher access to the garden, barbecue
• 1 double bedroom
• 1 twin bedroom (beds can be joined)
• Bathroom with tub
• Bathroom with shower/steam-shower cabin
• 2 twin bedrooms (beds can be joined) with Air Conditioning
• 1 bathroom with shower
Beautiful private fenced garden (300 sqm), pool m 4,5 x m 9; BBQ, parking inside the property
Amenities: SKY TV/VCR/DVD, WIFI high-speed broadband internet connection, dishwasher, laundry room in the basement.
In a surrounding of extraordinary beauty Lake Maggiore offers to its visitors spectacular gardens boasting exceptional collections of camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons, historic villas and castles, sacred routes, medieval churches. An impressive number of parks are located here such as the Parco Nazionale della Val Grande (the largest wilderness area in Italy). The mountains, beyond the lake are wonderful, and each little village with its painted houses seems a terrace on the water.
In the center of the lake float the three enchanted Borromeo Islands.
The Isola Madre and Isola Bella, where are the Borromeo palaces and gardens and the charming Isola dei Pescatori (fishermen island). In front of Stresa stands, just above the water, on a rocky cliff the Eremo di Santa Caterina.
The car free town of Orta S Giulio is a little jewel.
Visit the 20 frescoed small chapels of the Sacro Monte above Orta San Giulio, with their of terracotta sculptures illustrating scenes from the life of Saint Francis. From Orta charming lakeside square you can admire the island of San Giulio, dominated by the ancient basilica and the convent.
A little farther in the inland is the Villa della Porta-Bozzolo in Casalzuigno, a masterpiece of early eighteenth-century landscaping.
Many sports activities can be practiced in Lake Maggiore such as sailing, water skiing, canoeing, golfing (7 golf courses in the area), trekking horse riding.
How to reach Lake Maggiore
By plane: Malpensa airport 20 to 45 minutes
By train: The international line links to Milan, to Genoa, Zurich and Basel with Cisalpino, Milan to Paris with Stendhal.
By road: motorway A26 and A8 links the lake to Genova and Milano and the Simplon.