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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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony by the Shores on Lake MaggioreJun 30, 2020
Lake Maggiore is surely one of the most romantic and chic wedding destinations in the Piemonte region. A lot of couples choose it for their Italian wedding because of its Belle Epoque appeal. Victoria and Mitchell wanted to embrace this atmosphere and plan a wonderful outdoor wedding ceremony.Continue reading
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony on Borromean IslandsMay 2, 2020
What about an outdoor wedding ceremony on Borromean Island on a terrace overlooking the coast and Alps as backdrop. A romantic al fresco dinner to follow overlooking Isola Bella and its Palace. Clare and Michael lived their fairy tale, don’t miss the full story!Continue reading
An Ethnic Wedding on Lake MaggioreMarch 1, 2020
Morine and Bastien had a fantastic Ethnic wedding on Lake Maggiore. They blended perfectly Assyrian Iraqi traditions with Italian landscape and the final result was simply great. A romantic Catholic ceremony in Lesa, a boat trip and a grand party in a villa by the shores with lots of Ethnic elements to enjoy.Continue reading
An elegant wedding on Lake Maggiore and a great wedding photo session at Villa TarantoDecember 22, 2019
Sam and Mitch came all over from Canada for their destination wedding in Italy. They fell in love at first sight with Villa Rusconi to celebrate their special day. What added an extra touch of elegance was the lovely photo session to Villa Taranto, one of the most beautiful botanic gardens in Europe.Continue reading
Getting married on Lake MaggioreNovember 30, 2019
Lake Maggiore is surely a unique wedding destination for couples who love amazing natural beauty and wonderful Italian architecture and charm. In this post we will focus our attention mainly to the areas of Stresa, Baveno and Pallanza where the most beautiful wedding venues for both wedding ceremonies and receptions are located. A wedding on Lake Maggiore never disappoints!Continue reading
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