Visit Lake Maggiore for a perfect Valentine's

February, 09 2022 ( Updated February, 09 2022)

Lake Maggiore

It is no secret that Lake Maggiore is a favourite among visitors, thanks to its natural bounty and gorgeous landscapes. But did you know that along with enjoying the timeless beauty of this magnificent lake, you can also take one-day trips to its scenic mountain destinations to celebrate a perfect Valentine’s Day?

Located within an hour’s drive from Lake Maggiore and blessed with the typical romantic atmosphere, the two destinations in focus will surprise you with what they have to offer in terms of beauty, infrastructure and adventure. 

So, let’s glide down to one of the biggest Italian lakes and check out its two must-visit winter destinations this Valentine’s Day!


Imagine a destination that promises a romantic view of seven lakes (Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Mergozzo, Lake Varese, Lake Comabbio, Lake Monate, Lake Biandronno) and the magnificent Alps, and takes only one-hour long trek to reach its breathtaking peak. That’s Mottarone for you, a ski destination with stunning landscapes, where you can enjoy a perfectly scenic Valentine’s Day!

Breathtaking view of Lake Maggiore from Mottarone

Considered as one of the most beautiful natural balconies in Piedmont, Mottarone offers 21 km of slopes and 7 lifts for skiing and snowboarding. So, while it is rare to find snow in Stresa, Mottarone, which is only half an hour away from here, is covered in white from November onwards. 

The destination has 21 pistes of varying difficulty and length. Meanwhile, in terms of infrastructure, it offers easy rental options for equipment and gears, and has a number of restaurants and bars to enjoy a good day out or a date evening with your valentine! 

Tip: Don’t forget to check out Lake Maggiore's ancient jewel, Santa Caterina del Sasso, if your idea of a perfect date is a romantic evening amidst the charm of history!

San Domenico

San Domenico is a wonderful year-round holiday destination, but winters here are a different story altogether. With its high-quality snow coverage, the skiing season here starts from early December and continues till the end of April. Almost 33 km of pristine slopes with varied difficulty levels, along with the breathtaking Sando Snowpark and the popular Wild Academy - Snowboard and Ski School to enjoy, San Domenico becomes a delightful resort for beginners, intermediates and experts alike.
San Domenico’s brilliant skies and snow-capped mountains

The modern resort village also has a lively array of authentic pizzerias, taverns, chic restaurants, bars and pubs to enjoy an apres-ski session, which you can also turn into a unique date with your loved one! Moreover, visitors in search of a traditional gift or souvenir to remember their special holiday can easily pick regional honey, cheeses or handcrafted items from one of the local shops here!

The day of love is just around the corner, come, live out your perfect romantic holiday on Lake Maggiore by booking a stay at any of our wonderful holiday homes!


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