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Lake Maggiore Weddings


  • A mild, Mediterranean like climate; one of the reasons for its spectacular tropical gardens.
  • The incredible charm of the three Borromean Islands which you can visit by boat.
  • Incredible villas with parks for civil weddings.

Best time for a Lake Maggiore Wedding: March through October are best but the climate is fairly mild year round.
Airport nearby: under 1 hour from Milano Malpensa’s airport.

Getting married in Lake Maggiore means choosing one of the most beautiful of the Italian Lakes wedding destinations.  The Lake is surrounded by the mountains of Piedmont which rise majestically along its western shore. The northernmost tip touches Switzerland while its eastern side connects with Lombardy.

Lake Maggiore is Italy’s second largest lake and can be reached from Milano Malpensa’s airport in under an hour. Lake Maggiore enjoys a marvelous micro climate, winters are quite warm allowing for a variety of sub tropical plants to thrive year round. Several world famous botanical gardens can be visited including those found on Isola Bella and Isola Madre which are part of the Borromean Islands, as well as Villa San Remigio in Verbania. Verbania is divided into two parts: Pallanza and Intra and is a stunning medieval location. Villa Taranto in Verbania is another must see for its 2000 plant species and over 7km of pathways to explore.

Surrounding Lake Maggiore are restort towns such as Stresa with some of the finest luxury villa and palace hotels for an unforgettable Italian Lakes wedding reception.  Civil ceremonies are possible in unique settings surrounded by incomparable vistas and lush, flowering gardens.  It is also possible to have a romantic civil wedding on Lake Maggiore's tiny Isola dei Pescatori - the Fisherman's Island in the center of the lake.  Catholic weddings in Lake Maggiore are celebrated in stunning abbeys and cathedrals.

Distinctive Italy Weddings plans Lake Maggiore civil,  Catholic, Protestant or symbolic weddings in fantastic settings including the most exclusive villas and castles.


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