Campsite at Lake Maggiore: get ready for Island hopping
Book a camping holiday at Lake Maggiore in Italy and stay at Camping Isolino...
One of our most idyllic campsite locations offered in Italy is Lake Maggiore. It doesn’t matter which campsite you choose, we guarantee it will be one of the most beautiful and scenic areas to stay.
When holidaying on here it offers stunning views over one of the largest lakes in Italy - created by a glacier during the last ice age. The Borromean Islands are a point of attraction in this stunning region. These islands are named after the Borromeo family who have been the owners of these islands since the beginning of the 17th century.
Places of interest while on holiday on Lake Maggiore
If you want to visit beautiful places of interest whilst on your camping holiday in Lake Maggiore then why not visit the castle on Isola Bella (this castle was built in Baroque style and has beautiful grounds and gardens built over 10 terraced steps). On the next island Isola Madre you can visit the botanical gardens - with its rare and beautiful flowers and plants. Also maybe a visit to the Borromeo palace from the 18th century?
If you enjoy fishing or just fresh cooked fish then we recommend a visit to the fishing island Isola dei Pescatori.
The capital city of Italy is Rome
The official language is Italian, English is also often spoken.
Italy's time zone is: +01:00
The official currency is the Euro.
You must be in possession of a valid passport.
In Italy you can use your mobile phones, however this might come with a high cost so we advise you to check this before departure with your network provider. Please note: this also applies for your data roaming.
The number for all emergencies in Italy is 112.
Travelling by car
· The national speed limit on the motorways is set at 130 km/hour (80mph).
· On most Italian motorways there is toll.
· In Italy it is the law to have the following items in your the car:
- High visibility vest. The driver must wear this in the event of an accident or breakdown.
- Warning triangle
When you travel trough France to Italy
From 1 July 2012 it is the law to have an alcohol tester in your car (throw away breathalyzer).
To prevent air pollution some areas in Italy are closed. The signboard ‘Zona Trafico Limitato’ ( ZTL) shows pedestrian traffic only.
Italian national holidays take place on:
· 25th April Liberation Day
· 1st May Labour Day
· 2nd June National Day
· 15th August Assumption day
· 1st November All Saints' Day
15 sights and attractions Lake Maggiore
Take the kids to the Safari Park in Pombia, where you can drive your own car around
Nice trip out with the kids to Adventure Gordolo park where children and adults can climb the trees in Gordolo (Switzerland 1h drive)
From Stressa to Mottarone with Cable, enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta and Lake Varese
Visit the beautiful church with a romantic surronding 'Madonna del Sasso "in Orselina
Take an outing to the Alpinia botanical garden with stunning views of Lake Maggiore, situated at an altitude of 800 meters above Stresa travel by cable car or road to reach the top of Mottarone
Cycle through the small village of Cannobio
A day break in the nice center of Ascona (Switzerland 58 min)
View Exhibitions in the cultural center of Verbania
Annual film festivals in Locarno
Outdoor concerts on the Piazza Grande
Trips to the Borromean Islands, Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori, Isola Madre
A Wednesday a fine day to travel to the largest market in Northern Italy, named in Luino from 9:00 to 16:00
Take a walk through the beautiful surroundings of Luino in the nature Val Veddasca
Travel to castle Rocca di Angera built in the year 1066 in Angera
Visit the Museo della Bambola, one of the most important museums in Europe with an impressive collection of dolls, furniture and toys in Angera.