Sailing on Lake Maggiore is a unique experience that will allow you to discover fascinating tourist destinations in its area.
With the Borromean Islands Navigation you can enjoy a cruise on Lake Maggiore, a stop at the villages on Isola Bella, Isola Pescatori or Isola Madre, having lunch in restaurants with typical dishes of the lake area.
With the Lake Maggiore Navigations, towns like Stresa and the coastal resorts have become real tourist destinations since the end of the nineteenth century, Borromean Islands Navigation collects this important legacy by providing a non-scheduled public service leaving from Stresa, in Marconi Square a few steps from the centre, in front of hotels and the church of Saint Ambrogio and Theodulo. A large car park will help you to leave your car or bus.
Boarding is scheduled in various locations on Lake Maggiore and in front of the hotels on the lake. In order to find out more, take a look on our boarding page!
The departures take place every 30 minutes and therefore allow a navigation on Lake Maggiore with well-distributed and organised visits. In order to visit all three of the Borromean Isalnds, the first stop will be on Isola Madre, with a visit to the Palace and the famous English botanical garden. The stop will have the duration you have chosen; then we will embark to reach the second island, Isola dei Pescatori. Here stop and free time to stroll through the streets of the village, visit the artisan market and if you want, have lunch in one of the typical restaurants.
The last island will not require a very long navigation of the Lake, Isola Bella is in fact located at a short distance. This island is the most impressive and well-known of the three, once landed you can visit the Palace, the Italian botanical garden and the village, perched right up to the exit.
With Borromean Islands Navigation the last return is scheduled at 06.30 p.m. We recommend bookings if you want to have dinners on the islands, aperitifs while sailing or anniversaries in general. The navigation service on Lake Maggiore will continue throughout the evening.
Our company offers various services for navigation on Lake Maggiore, according to the needs of individuals, groups or tour operators and travel agencies. You can rely on the Borromean Islands Navigation to organise your excursions.
Our staff will be pleased to accompany you on your visit to Lake Maggiore and its renowned and fascinating destinations.
You can find more information on our services page.
Navigation on Lake Maggiore is not only the Borromean Islands. Their popularity has made them famous all over the world but the Borromean Islands are not the only fascinating place reachable by the lake. In fact, you can visit the Sanctuary of Caterina del Sasso Ballaro or the Cannero Riviera Castles (it isn't possible to dock in order to visit the castles). Additionally navigating on Lake Maggiore will make you reach coastal destinations throughout its territory in a short time.
Come and spend your holidays on Lake Maggiore! Borromean Islands Navigation will accompany you among its fairytale landscapes, immersed in nature.