The Lake Maggiore, the second largest lake in Italy, has always been a world-renowned tourist destination thanks to its enchanting landscape and the mild microclimate. On the shores, the many charming towns show magnificent historical manors, many of which today are luxury hotels, B&B or wellness centers offering a special travel experience. True pearls on the lake, the Borromeo Islands - Isola Bella and Isola Madre – together with the delicious Isola dei Pescatori are part of the collective imagination thanks to their amazing buildings and gardens. On the hills of Stresa the Alpinia Garden, with more than 700 botanical species, is a spectacular natural terrace overlooking the lake.