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Italy wants to allow Entries in from abroad again from 3rd of June

Italy wants to allow Entries in from abroad again from 3rd of June

Italy, particularly affected by the corona pandemic, wants to allow entry for foreigners again from June 3. In addition, trips between regions in Italy should be allowed again, the government in Rome decided on Saturday night. The opening is subject to the condition that individual regions permit it.

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Confirmed (24h)
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Deaths
85
Deaths (24h)
14.4%
Deaths (%)
163,781
Recovered
1,886
Recovered (24h)
69.8%
Recovered (%)
36,976
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Currently, entry is only possible in exceptional cases, including for Italians who are abroad and want to return to their home country and foreigners who are residents of Italy.

The planned border openings in Europe gives hope that the summer vacation can be spent abroad.

Opening the border to the summer season is particularly important for the Italian tourism industry, which is one of the most important economic sectors in Italy.

Further easing is already planned for this Monday: Hairdressers, Cosmetic studios, Retailers, Bars and Restaurants are allowed to reopen again, however only with strict social distancing rules.

People are also allowed to move freely around, but only within their region and Museums and Libraries can as well open again.

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Lombardy Coronavirus Covid-19 Travel Update to Italy

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Lombardy or Lombardia is a northern region of Italy, and with 10 million people is the most populous one. Producing 1/5th of Italy’s GDP, it is also the mightiest economically. Geographically, Lombardy encompasses both Alps and Prealps in the north, and relatively flat plains in the south along the river Po and its tributaries. Between them there are many scenic lakes, and the alpine backdrop makes even the low-lying cities picturesque and the air rather fresh.

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Lombardy is heavily industrialized, although most of the industry is actually not heavy, but rather mid-sized specialized machinery-building and other assembly and engineering firms, as well as consumer industries such as foodstuffs and apparel. The regional capital, Milan, is Italy’s second-largest city and the foremost centre of commerce and a global fashion capital. Smaller cities also have considerable economic might, and have had so for many centuries, hence Lombardy is the region of Italy with the most UNESCO World Heritage List sites – and simply, a lot of history and scenic views to explore and enjoy.

  1. Lombardian Alps and Prealps (provinces of Bergamo, Brescia and Sondrio)
  2. Lake Como (provinces of Como and Lecco)
  3. Southern Lombardy (provinces of Cremona, Lodi, Mantova and Pavia)
  4. Grande Milano (provinces of Milan and Monza and Brianza)
  5. Varese

Cities

  • Milan (Milano, the capital of the province) – shares with Paris the title of fashion capital of the world, and is Italy’s second city.
  • Bergamo – a fairytale pastel-coloured city perched atop a hillside, and the gate to Bergamo Alps
  • Brescia – a major industrial powerhouse since the Ancient Roman times, and a UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Como – the city that gave the name to the popular lake
  • Cremona – home of Stradivarius violins, but also a wealth of ornate romanesque architecture
  • Lecco – a little and charming city situated on Como’s lake.
  • Mantua (Italian: Mantova) – the Ducal Palace has a cycle of frescoes by Mantegna that no art lover should miss.
  • Sondrio – the northernmost provincial capital situated amidst alpine mountain ranges
  • Varese – capital of the namesake province full of lakeside resorts, just 30 minutes from Malpensa airport

Other destinations

  • The magnificent lakes of Lake Como – take boat trips in the shadow of the Alps to the picturesque villages of BellagioVarenna and Tremezzo – Lake MaggioreLake Garda and Lake Lugano.
  • The tiny village of Erbusco, home of the award-winning wines of Franciacorta and L’Albereta, the country inn of Gualtiero Marchesi, one of Italy’s premier chefs
  • Moltrasio
  • The peninsula of Sirmione, on the south shore of Lake Garda
  • The Caves of Catullo, an archaeological site of a former Roman villa situated on the tip of the Sirmione peninsula
  • The Sirmione Spa, the largest privately owned thermal treatment centre in Italy
  • Val Camonica : UNESCO heritage site, medieval towns, castles, holy art in churches, roman sanctuary and theatre/amphitheatre, ski sports.
  • Oltrepò Pavese : Wine region in the utmost southern part of Lombardy, 70km from Milan, part of the Pavia province, medieval towns, castles, stunning views.

Understand

The Longobardis occupied the Peninsula in the 6th century, and the territory has been named after them ever since.

Lombardy is a prosperous region with fertile soil and a temperate climate. As in Piedmont, the Po Valley is the site of much heavy industry. High mountains in the north, marking Italy’s frontier with Switzerland, provide excellent skiing and climbing.

Get in

By plane

Three of Italy’s four busiest airports are in Lombardy:

  • Milan Malpensa Airport is an intercontinental airport, and Italy’s second aviation hub after Rome Fiumicino. It has multiple direct connections to Africa, Asia and North America, as well as across Europe, where it is served by both full-service and low-fare carriers.
  • Milano Linate is Milan’s city airport, served by business-oriented flights to European major commercial centres, as well as a dense Italian domestic network.
  • Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport is served almost exclusively by low-fare carriers, taking advantage of its proximity to both Milan and the Alps.

Despite only Linate being in the city and province of Milan, all three airports are marketed as serving the city. One can easily get to other destinations in the province from them, without necessarily changing in Milan. There is also a small airport in Brescia, which in recent years has seen next to no scheduled traffic.

Travel by train to Lombardy

Road and train links connect the region with Switzerland. As Switzerland is not part of the EU, there is a possibility that you will be delayed by checks at the border, although these are infrequent and usually not rigorous. Remember your passport.

Get around

There is a relatively dense railway network connecting cities and towns in Lombardy, although the layout is intricate and getting from one place to another may not be straightforward. You should be able to reach your destination within 1 or 2 hours by train. Otherwise, buses and minibuses link important destinations, especially those popular with tourists. Hubs are usually in regional centres, as well as near major railway stations and airports; you can try to change there if there are no direct connections. Regional train network is entirely managed by Trenord.

Regione Lombardia offers a good travel planner that lets you query the whole public transportation system.

If you plan to travel a lot, it might be worth buying a io viaggio ovunque in Lombardia pass ticket. Those tickets let you travel without limit on the entire public transport system in Lombardy, including regional trains, buses and city public transportation systems, but excluding some ferry boat lines. Although expensive, they can easily be a cheaper option than regular tickets if you travel long distances. Passes are sold at railway stations (at ticket box or automatic vending machines) and at ATM automatic vending machines. You can buy 1, 2, 3 or 7 day passes (16€, 27€, 32.5€, 43€ respectively – February 2020).

The railway company Trenord offers some good travel packages, under the Trenord Free Time name. The package usually includes a ticket to an attraction or a trip proposal and a train ticket to get to the destination. Most of them are really useful only if you depart from Milan. It’s worth to take a look at the offers as they can also suggest you some new or lesser known itinerary that you may like.

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Lecco Coronavirus Travel After Covid-19 at Lake Como Lombardy

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Lecco is a large town on the southeastern end of Lake Como in Lombardy, a region in Northwest Italy.

Italy Covid-19 Situation Report
234,531
Confirmed
518
Confirmed (24h)
33,774
Deaths
85
Deaths (24h)
14.4%
Deaths (%)
163,781
Recovered
1,886
Recovered (24h)
36,976
Active

Understand

Surrounded by tall mountains, Lecco is very picturesque and makes for a perfect start for mountaineering expeditions, but is not as popular as Como at the other end of the lake – which makes it quieter. It is in Lecco that the river Adda flows out of the lake Como, flowing further south through Lombardy, including Lodi, to join the river Po near Cremona.

Many of the artifacts in the city belonged once to the affluent Lombardian Manzoni family. Its most famous son, Alessandro Manzoni, immortalized the town in his novel The Betrothed. Despite its picturesque location, Lecco’s economy for centuries been dependent on industry, not tourism. In particular, Lecco has been a major ironworking centre, with various companies owned by the Badoni family leading the way, manufacturing railway locomotives and constructing bridges around the world.

  • IAT (Tourist office), Piazza XX Settembre, 23, ,  .

Get in

Travel by train to Lecco

Lecco is a railway hub within the Trenord network, so getting in by train is quite a natural choice. There are five railway lines that radiate out of Lecco.

  • One line from Milano Centrale (40 min) through Monza (30 min) – hourly
  • Another line running from Monza (40 min) through the countryside
  • The former mainline from Lecco to Bergamo (40 min) – hourly
  • The line running south of the lake to Como (1 hr) – only two direct services daily, one in the morning, one in the evening
  • And the northern line to the Lombardian Alps running through Sondrio (80 min) towards Tirano (2 hr) on the Swiss border – operated every 2-3 hours daily

One-way tickets on all of the connections operated by regional trains are between €3.50 and €5, except for services to Lombardian Alps, which are €6.50 to €9.

By plane

The closest airports to Lecco are those of Bergamo Orio al Serio and Milano Linate, both around 40-50 minutes from Lecco by road or rail (travelling by rail requires changing from local transportation from the airport to the main train station). The former is served by low-fare and holiday carriers from destinations all over Europe, while the latter has business-oriented connections from major European hubs served mostly by flag carriers.

Intercontinental flights to Lombardy, and more low-fare and full-service flights from Europe, arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport. Travelling from Malpensa on public transportation, you need to travel to Milan first (at least 30 minutes by express rail) and then continue to Lecco from there. By car, the journey is around 1 hr in theory, but in practice you need to go through the busy A8 and A4 autostradas that are frequently clogged and require tolls.

Get around

The city center is situated at walking distance from the main railway station and it’s also a pedestrian zone, so walking is the best option.

The lakefront walk, which runs approx from the city center to the hamlet of Pescarenico, is also a pedestrian zone.

By boat

  • Ferries (Gestione Governativa Navigazione Laghi). A ferry line connects the town with the village of Bellagio making a few stops on the way.

See

  • Basilica di San NicolòStanding 96 metres tall near the lakeshore, it is by far the most characteristic landmark in town, and can be seen from far away. It was erected in the 8th century, and has undergone numerous reconstructions.
  • Palazzo BelgiojosoCorso Matteotti 32, . Tu-Su 09:30-14:30It has thr Museum of Natural History, the Archaeological Museum and the Civic Planetarium. €3.
  • Palazzo delle PaurePiazza XX Settembre 22, . Built in 1905 in eclectic neo-medieval style. It hosts a collection of modern art and temporary exhibitions.
  • Torre VisconteaPiazza XX Settembre, . open only during temporary exhibitionsThis big tower is the only remnant of former fortifications.
  • Ponte di Azzone ViscontiA bridge built by Azzone Visconti between 1336 and 1338 on the river Adda.
  • Santuario di Nostra Signora della VittoriaVia Azzone ViscontiA massive church built in 1932 in memory of the fallen of the Great War.
  • Villa ManzoniVia Guanella 1, . Tu-Su 09:30-17:30Dedicated to Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist. The villa hosts Museo Manzoniano and Galleria Comunale d’Arte. €5.

Do

Hiking is a popular sport in Lecco, as the city is literally surrounded by mountains. You can choose one of the many mountains that surround the city, like the Resegone (which means Big Saw, for its jagged shape) or the Grigna for a beautiful trip.

Lecco mountains offer well maintained paths and many mountain huts to provide a base for your journeys. Usually at mountain huts you can find food, beverages, restrooms and accommodations if you plan an overnight journey. As there are many path to choose from and they can vary from easiest ones to the most strenuous, it’s better to get a map and plan your trip in advance. The tourist office can help you to plan your trip.

Unfortunately, there are not many places which can be reached by a public transport, here is one of them:

  • 1Cableway Lecco – Piani d’Erna (bus #5 from the city center to Versasio). Piani D’Erna is a locality up the mountain above the city. If you don’t like to walk you can enjoy the stunning view of the lake and the surrounding peaks, rest on the grass or just stroll around relaxing. If you are a hiker, from Piani d’Erna you can find many beautiful paths to the Resegone, to Piani di Bobbio and other destinations. Schedule and prices for the cable car can be found here and bus timetable for bus number 5 are here. The bus tickets must be bought in advance: there is a newspaper kiosk in the train station that sells them (€1.30 each, buy the return ticket there as well).

Where to stay in Lecco

  • Sassi Rossia Provinciale 1, Crandola Valsassina, ,  Hotel Sassi Rossi is outside of Lecco, in Valsassina near Lake Como.
  • NH PontevecchioVia A. Visconti, 84, . Overlooking Lake Como. Rooms are comfortable and many amenities are provided. From €109.
  • Bed And Breakfast Partenza Funivia34 Prealpi Street, . Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 10:00A beautiful bed and breakfast near the valley station of the Piani d’Erna cableway. €35.

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Paderno d’Adda Coronavirus Travel After Covid-19 Lake Como

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Paderno d’Adda is a small village in the Lecco province of Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the southern edge of the Italian Prealps, south of the city of Lecco, and near the northeastern edge of Greater Milan.

Italy Covid-19 Situation Report
234,531
Confirmed
518
Confirmed (24h)
33,774
Deaths
85
Deaths (24h)
14.4%
Deaths (%)
163,781
Recovered
1,886
Recovered (24h)
36,976
Active

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Understand

Paderno d’Adda is famous for its old iron bridge (the San Michele Bridge) and it is a good gateway to the Adda river. It has a connection with Leonardo Da Vinci, who lived and worked for some time in the nearby town of Vaprio d’Adda. An open air museum (Ecomuseo Adda di Leonardo) celebrates the Italian genius and his works along the Adda river.

Get in

Paderno d’Adda is not far from Milan, making it a good choice for a day trip. Be careful to not confuse Paderno d’Adda with Paderno Dugnano, these are two different towns.

By train

The Paderno d’Adda/Robbiate train station is 1km/0.6mi from the bridge and the river. Regular trains run from Milan Porta Garibaldi station (direction Bergamo via Carnate).

By car

Take the A51 (tangenziale est) motorway northward up to Agrate, then continue toward Lecco. The road is an high speed freeway up to Carnate, then turns into a regular road. When you reach Cernusco Lombardone turn to the right and you will reach the San Michele Bridge in Paderno d’Adda.

Get around

The village is quite small and the river bank is only accessible by foot or by bike.

There are no signs in the village, so take a map with you.

See

San Michele Bridge from the river bank

The San Michele BridgeThe San Michele Bridge (locally known simply as the Paderno Bridge) is more than 100 years old, since it was built in 1889 to cross the Adda river. The iron bridge is 85mt high and 266mt long, and Its structure resembles closely the Paris/7th arrondissement.
It has a double-deck structure, with the upper deck reserved to vehicular traffic and the lower deck used by the Milano-Bergamo train line. The bridge is still opened to vehicles, with a traffic light regulating the traffic (only one way by turns). Be aware that, due to the advanced age of the structure, heavier vehicles are forbidden to cross the bridge.
The train crosses the bridge between Paderno d’Adda and Calusco stations. While Paderno station is near the bridge, Calusco is quite far away.

Do

From San Michele Bridge, you can reach the Adda river bank. At the left of the bridge you will see a little chapel, here departs the road which leads to the river bank. Pay attention to the difference in height: the river lies 85mt below the bridge level and there is a steep road to climb when you return.

The river bank is reserved to pedestrian and cyclists. Expect a lot of people during sunny week-ends, since this is favourite place for locals to go walking, biking and jogging. Pay attention to little children, especially if you ride a bike.

The river bank is a great spot for photographers and can also be a quiet and peaceful place (when it’s not packed with people).

Northward

Turn left and walk northward (leave the river at your right).

  • Imbersago and Leonardo’s ferry boatyou can reach Imbersago and its ferry boat. It’s a 40 minutes long walk, on a flat path. During the trip you can enjoy the quiet river bank and spot many birds and little animals.
    In Imbersago you can see Leonardo’s ferry boat. The ferry boat has no engine, it crosses the river using solely the river flow force. Leonardo wrote down some notes about this kind of boat, although it’s not certain if he designed it or he just observed some of these boats already active during the time he spent here. Leonardo’s notes and drawings about the ferry are contained in the Windsor Codex and copies are on display at the ferry’s embarcadero.
    In the past up to five of these boats crossed the river at various locations. Nowadays this is the only ferry left using the moving principle drawn by Leonardo. It operates daily and it can carry persons, bikes and even one or two cars, but there is not much to see on the other bank. The service may be suspended if the water level is too low.

Southward

Turn right and walk southward (leave the river at your left) you can pass under the San Michele Bridge and continue along the river bank.

  • Naviglio di PadernoNaviglio di Paderno is an artificial channel built to overcome the rapids on this part of the river and make the navigation between Milan (via the Martesana channel) and Como lake possible. The first project was made by Leonardo on behalf of Francis I of France, but it was not built until 1777. Unfortunately the channel is not used anymore, due to the lack of interest in river navigation. It is now active as a dam for nearby hydroelectric plants.
  • Forra d’Adda rapidsContinuing southward you will reach the Forra d’Adda rapids (1km/0.6mi from the bridge), this is where the river flows most rapidly. A detail of three rock emerging from the river is believed to be painted on the background of Leonardo’s La vergine delle rocce.
  • Santuario della Madonna della RocchettaThe Santuario della Madonna della Rocchetta (2.8km/1.7mi from the bridge) offers a great view on the river.
  • Bertini and Carlo Esterle power plantsContinuing along the bank it’s possible to reach the Bertini and Carlo Esterle (5km/3mi from the bridge) power plants, the second one is a real monument: it’s build to look like an eclectic-style palace rather than an ordinary power plant.

The path on the river bank then continues for many kilometers, eventually joining the Martesana channel which goes straight to the center of Milan. Pay attention to not push yourself too far, remember that you have to go back and there are no easy transportation systems to rely upon. Be also aware that the path climbs down on this direction, always remember that you have to go back.

Safety

Watch your step: some parts of the path are unprotected and a plunge in the river is a rather unpleasant experience. Pay particular attention near power plants and dams, a plunge there can easily turn from an unpleasant experience to a fatal one due to the rapid flow of the river.

For the same reason swimming in the river is discouraged, and even prohibited near the dams.

Risks are higher for children (do not left them unattended) and bikers, proceed slowly if you don’t know the path very well.

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Castel Goffredo Coronavirus Covid-19 Travel Update

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Castel Goffredo has a much older history. The first human settlements date back to the Bronze Age (1800-1200 BC ), after which the area was inhabited in Etruscan and Roman times, according to some scholars, the famous Roman poet Virgil was born right here in this area. In the Middle Ages (from ‘ 800-1115 ), Castel Goffredo belonged to the County of Brescia and was called Castrum Vifredi. In 1337, with the rise to power of the House of Gonzaga in Mantua, even the country was incorporated. Then took over the Visconti, again the Gonzaga and the Republic of Venice. From 1441 was finally passed to the lords of Mantua and stayed until 1708.

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Confirmed
518
Confirmed (24h)
33,774
Deaths
85
Deaths (24h)
14.4%
Deaths (%)
163,781
Recovered
1,886
Recovered (24h)
36,976
Active

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At the beginning of the sixteenth century, this land was the former capital of a small state Gonzaga, the Marquis of Castel Goffredo. In their magnificent court, the gentlemen loved to surround himself with famous people, such as writers Matteo Bandello and Pietro Aretino. In 1602 Castel Goffredo lost its autonomy aggregate to the Duchy of Mantua followed the fortunes, passing under Austrian rule (1707) and, in 1859, became part of the Kingdom of Italy. Recently (27 September 2020), the President of the Republic awarded in Castel Goffredo, the title of city: in this way was meant to “reward” the long history of this that at one time was the “Magnificent Community” as well as the resourcefulness of its people and characters that have made it famous.

Among them, two examples are descendants of the family Acerbi Giuseppe Acerbi (1773-1846), explorer, scholar and Egyptologist, and Giovanni Acerbi (1825-1869), superintendent of the Expedition of the Thousand following Garibaldi. To Giuseppe Acerbi is a dedicated international literary prize that every year, aims to bring cultures and peoples. Among other important events, we must not forget the Carnival, the origins of the nineteenth century, based on the characteristic mask Dumpling King (Re Gnocco).

Get in

Fly to Castel Goffredo

The closest airport to Mantua is Valerio Catullo Airport located near Verona, on the Brennero’s Highway, just 25 minutes away from the city. Other options are Guglielmo Marconi Airport, near Bologna, 1 hour far, and Orio al serio Airport, near Bergamo, reachable in less than 1 hour and half via Highway.

The airport in Verona served by some low-cost airline such as WizzAir (to Bucharest), EasyJet (to London-Gatwich, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport) and VoloTea (to Bari, Palermo). Other big carriers such as Alitalia and Lufthansa serve this airport daily.
Airports in Bologna and Bergamo are served by the low-cost carrier Ryanair.

Travel by train to Castel Goffredo

The station of Desenzano del Garda.

By bus

APAM S.p.a. offers many busses that connect the whole province with the cities Brescia and Mantua. To know timetables and fares the easiest way is to use Google Maps which, thanks to a collaboration between Apam and Google, it’s very accurate in timetables and routes.

Sightseeing in Castel Goffredo

  • Mazzini square.

Shopping in Castel Goffredo

  • In the numerous hosiery with farm shop you can buy at factory prices socks and tights for women, men socks, underwear and swimwear.
  • Weekly market on Thursday, Old Town Square, and Martyrs of the Liberation.

Where to eat in Castel Goffredo

Tortello amaro di Castel Goffredo

The local specialty is the Tortello amaro di Castel Goffredo.

Goffredo/ Where to stay in Castel Goffredo

Mid-range

  • Hotel ParisVia Garibaldi 3 Castel Goffredo, , fax+39 0376-770890.

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Lake Maggiore Coronavirus Travel After Covid-19 Piedmont and Lombardy

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Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore or Lago Verbano) is a large lake on the south side of the Alps, mostly in the Italian Lake District and the northern part in Switzerland. The west side of the Italian part is in the Piedmont region and the east side in Lombardy.

Italy Covid-19 Situation Report
234,531
Confirmed
518
Confirmed (24h)
33,774
Deaths
85
Deaths (24h)
14.4%
Deaths (%)
163,781
Recovered
1,886
Recovered (24h)
36,976
Active

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Understand

Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy. With a length of 68 km and a coastline of over 150 km, the glacial lake stretches from the Swiss canton Ticino in the north into two major Italian regions, Piedmont and Lombardy. Since the climate is mild year-round, the area is filled with Mediterranean vegetation and exotic plants. Surrounded by beautiful lakeshore towns and villages with lush botanical gardens, amazing islands and a backdrop of Swiss mountain peaks, Lake Maggiore has become a top tourism destination, mainly for central and northern Europe tourists.

Regions and cities

The western part of the lake is in the Italian region of Piedmont. From north to south:

  • Cannobio – small town 10 minutes from the Swiss border, with a Sunday market, a renaissance church, and a lakeside walkpath
  • Cannero Riviera – nice town, with abandoned island (Castle of Cannero)
  • Oggebbio
  • Ghiffa
  • Verbania – large town that includes Pallanza
  • Baveno
  • Stresa
  • Belgirate
  • Lesa
  • Meina
  • Arona
  • Dormelletto
  • Castelletto sopra Ticino

The eastern part is in the Lombardy region in the Province of Varese. From south to north:

  • Sesto Calende
  • Angera
  • Ranco
  • Ispra
  • Brebbia
  • Besozzo
  • Monvalle
  • Leggiuno
  • Laveno-Mombello
  • Castelveccana
  • Porto Valtravaglia
  • Brezzo di Bedero
  • Germignaga
  • Luino – town of 14,000 inhabitants with a famous weekly market
  • Maccagno – small town of 2,000 inhabitants
  • Tronzano Lago Maggiore
  • Pino sulla Sponda del Lago Maggiore

The northern part of the lake is in the Swiss canton of Ticino.

  • Locarno – large town with casino
  • Ranzo
  • Gerra
  • San Nazzaro
  • Vira
  • Magadino
  • Tenero
  • Ascona
  • Ronco sopra Ascona
  • Brissago
  • Minusio
  • Muralto

Other destinations

  • Borromean Islands – a group of three stunningly beautiful small islands and two islets located between Verbania to the north and Stresa to the south
  • Brissago Islands – two islands located in the Swiss part of the lake close to Ronco sopra Ascona and Brissago.
  • Castelli di Cannero (three small islands just off shore from Cannero Riviera)
  • Isolino Partegora (in the gulf of Angera)

Get in

By train

Several train services run to parts of Lake Maggiore.

  • S30TiLO operates trains from Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 up the eastern side of the lake to Bellinzona in Switzerland, north of the lake. The first lakeside town it stops at is Laveno. It then stops at Caldè – Porto Valtravaglia – Luino (compulsory stop with personnel changes FS/SBB) – Colmegna – Maccagno – Pino-Tronzano – Ranzo-S.Abbondio – Gerra (Gambarogno) – S. Nazzaro – Magadino and Bellinzona. Push the button for a stop. From Bellinzona there are services to Locarno on the lake. Trains come from the north through the Gotthard tunnel to Bellinzona, where you can change to the S30 or Locarno train.
  • Milan–DomodossolaTrenord operates trains from Milan, via Gallarate (near Malpensa Airport) up the western side of the lake as far as Verbania-Pallanza station, before heading away form the lake to Domodossola and then Switzerland. Some services stop at fewer stations than others. The full range of stops on the lake is Sesto Calende, Dormelletto, Arona, Meina, Lesa, Belgirate, Stresa, Baveno, Verbania-Pallanza.

By plane

The nearest bigger airports are in Lugano and Milan. From Milan Malpensa Airport most parts of Lake Maggiore can be reached by bus or train.

  • Alibus, ,  A seasonal (Apr-Oct) on-call service that links both terminals of Malpensa Airport to the western side of the lake with stops in Arona – Meina – Solcio – Lesa – Belgirate – Stresa – Baveno – Feriolo – Fondotoce – Verbania Suna – Verbania Pallanza and Verbania Intra. Services are 2–3 hours apart. Book by 11am the day before departure (by 11am Sa for Monday trips), choosing from the fixed timetable. Buy tickets on board, cash only. €15 to Verbania.

Get around

By ferry

Passenger ferries run up and down the lake. Services are provided by Navigazione Laghi (NLM). Check the website for the latest schedules.

As well as passenger ferries, a car ferry crosses between Intra in Verbania on the western shore to Laveno-Mombello on the eastern shore.

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