Lake Maggiore Weddings
Your special wedding on Lake Maggiore
Great scenery and Belle Epoque appeal
Nestled in the majestic Alps of Northern Italy, the breathtakingly lovely settings of Lake Maggiore is the ideal wedding destination!
Although this gorgeous Lake seems a bit remote to reach, it is a little over an hour from Milan and the International Airport of Malpensa is not much more than a 40 minute drive.
Lake Maggiore is the second largest Italian Lake, with a surface of 21Km2, (13 square miles) and a total lenght of 150 kilometers (93 miles). Descending from the Ticino, in Switzerland, its shores covers two regions: Piedmont and Lombardy.
Ever since Queen Victoria stayed on its shores, Lake Maggiore has been a favourite destination with the British who have been enticed by its Mediterranean atmosphere and legendary beauty. In the costal areas the climate is temperate and the winters are always mild.
Thanks to its climate it is possible for many species of sub-tropical and mediterranean rare flowers and plants to adapt to this territory. Well-known gardens, worth of a visit, include those of the Isola Bella and Isola Madre, the Alpinia botanical garden above Stresa, Villa Taranto and Villa San Remigio in Verbania.
With its lush vegetation, the high peaks of the Alps, the picturesque villages, its luxury hotels and its architectural and natural treasures, Lake Maggiore has been for centuries - and still is – a favourite holiday resort, which has inspired artists and emperors.
Ever since the mid 1800's the aristocracy, the noble families - and more recetly the jet set of politics, finance, football and cinema - has chosen for the building of their elegant residences and splendid English-style or Italia gardens, which are still used today as glamorous reception venues in oder to create the unique atmosphere for a special event, such as a wedding on Lake Maggiore.
Getting Married on Borromean Islands
The elegant and aristocratic heritage of this lake derives by the influence of the Borromeo family. The Borromean Islands (Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori), in front of Stresa, are the repository of their prestige and refinement.
The Borromean Islands are a major local tourist attraction for their picturesque setting. The sumptuous Borromean Palace on Isola Bella contains inestimable art works, tapestries, furniture and pictures. The gardens are developed in adorned and superimposed terraces.
The Isola Madre is the biggest of the Borromean Islands. Thanks to its microclimate and to the human care, this island is a tropical botanical garden, rich in plants and exotic animals. Isola dei Pescatori (lit. Fishermen’s Island) - also known as Isola Superiore - 300 meters long and just 100 meters wide - is a small and characteristic village. The jewel of the island is the splendid church of Saint Vittore, which preserves the Romanesque apse of the XI century. It is the only one to be inhabited all year round. .
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A Mediterranean Themed Wedding on Lake MaggioreNovember 3, 2019
What’s better than Lake Maggiore in Summer? Ludmila and Cyprien came from France to celebrate their lovely destination wedding in one of the pretties villas of Lake Maggiore. We planned with and for them a lovely Mediterranean themed wedding with Italian touches everywhere that we are pleased and happy to share with you.Continue reading
Get married on Lake Maggiore islandsOctober 27, 2019
Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori or Isola Madre? Are you thinking about a wedding on Lake Maggiore Islands? In these last years Borromean Islands become one of the most wanted wedding destination on Italian Lakes District. Let’s discover more!Continue reading
A Wedding Reception on a Vintage ferry boat on Lake MaggioreOctober 4, 2019
Discover an original idea for your wedding reception on a vintage ferry boat on Lake Maggiore. An amazing touring reception to enjoy a great dinner and admire Stresa, Baveno, Pallanza and Borromeo islands by the waters! What a great idea for a unique wedding!Continue reading
A refined and fun wedding in Villa Muggia - Lake MaggioreJune 23, 2019
Lake Maggiore, Stresa and Villa Muggia have been the wonderful backdrop for Ilaria and Francesco’s wedding. A refined and fun event. Have a look to the pictures and video trailer by Estella Lanti Photo ! Video.Continue reading
A spring Elope on Lake MaggioreMay 17, 2019
A magic early spring elope on Lake Maggiore for Jennifer and Shawn. The atmosphere in Stresa and Pallanza was incredibly romantic. A civil ceremony on a roof top terrace, a boat trip on Borromeo Island and an aperitif on a skybar overlooking the sunset. Just enchanting!Continue reading
An Elegant Wedding Reception at Villa MuggiaMarch 31, 2019
If you are thinking about an elegant wedding on Lake Maggiore, have a look to our new post: Valentina and Matteo’s wedding story! First, a wedding ceremony in Chiesa Vecchia in Belgirate, a stunning spot with a great panoramic view, then an outdoor wedding reception at Villa Muggia in Stresa: elegance and charm is the motto!Continue reading