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On lake Maggiore, in an attractive setting between the lake and the old village of Cavandone, you can find the “Ciliegio Selvatico”, skilfully restored in respect of the pre-existing architectural lines, our apartments offer a wonderful view on the lake.

Lake Maggiore is the most westerly of the three large prealpine lakes of Italy and the second largest after Lake Garda. The western bank is in Piedmont and the eastern in Lombardy, whereas the most northerly section extends thirteen kilometres into Switzerland.

For walkers there are well marked paths which lead up into a hinterland of scenic mountain hikes and remote villages facing the Lake: Val Formazza, with its Toce Falls, Val Vigezzo, nicknamed "The painter's valley", Valle Anzasca, which peaks with the Walser habitat of Macugnaga, and Valle Antrona, which boasts fascinating alpine tarns. The Val Grande Natural Park, the most extensive wild area in central Europe, is set in the upper part of the lake.

The lake is also famous for the Borromean Islands, which dwell the gulf facing Stresa: Isola Bella, known for the big baroque building and the splendid terraced garden; Isola Madre, the largest among the Borromeo Islands with its botanical garden rich of camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons and age-old trees; Isola Pescatori, which hosts a picturesque village still inhabited.

The nearby Lake Orta is an ideal starting point to visit the characteristic village of Orta and the enchanting San Giulio Island.

Going northwarths there is Verbania, colourful city full of shops which hosts the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto and Villa San Remigio.


There are numerous sports facilities available, such as tennis courts and cycle and mountain bike tracks. Verbania has lots of sandy beach and the waters offshore are renowed for sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.

The lake offers another activity that can be practised on the hills, in touch with nature, that is golf. In this magnificent scenary, international architects have realized exciting and high-quality fields. The area offers numerous alpine destinations and several trekking, mountain bike trails and paragliding sites. These are immersed in the peace of secular woods which together with mountains and alpine lakes bestow unique views to the tourist. There are also many horse-riding centres in the area where you can set off on guided excursions on horse.

 

Il Ciliegio Selvatico

Via Vicinale di Sargin, 19 • 28925 Fraz. Cavandone Verbania (VB)

+39 347 8960588 - + 39 347 8915098 • ilciliegioselvatico@gmail.com