Marina of Golfo Gabella – Lake Maggiore
Lake Maggiore is the second biggest lake in Italy and its shores are divided between different regions, like Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland. The lake with a depth of 175 metres is great for sailing and has become famous for tourism. Its landscape is are characterised by thick greenery, typical of the Mediterranean, that covers the area with a coloured blanket composed of camellias, azaleas and magnolias and perfumes the air with a fragrance of lemon, bay and olive trees.
The Marina of Golfo Gabella is situated in the area of Macagno, on the eastern shore of the Lake Maggiore, in the province of Varese (VA). The marina is in a unique and enviable position and has a spectacular view on the lake, the mountains behind, that protect the marina from the wind, and a total immersement in nature. The marina has 32 berths up to 12 metres long and high quality services that make the stay in the marina pleasantly relaxing. The Marina is situated in a resort where there are pools, a wellness centre, as well as shops and many restaurants where you can try out the local dishes. Both a destination and a journey, Golfo Gabella is a place to relax for those who wish to enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the lake and a starting point for those who wish to discover and experience the traditional Italian culture.
Maccagno is an attraction for the tourists who appreciate beautiful beaches, a mild climate all year round and beautiful landscapes. Lake Maggiore offers many ways for you to pass your holiday without getting bored, whether it is sunbathing on the banks of the lake, practicing sports, including sailing, wind surfing and sport fishing, excursions in the countryside on foot or by mountain bike, or visiting the local art and cultural attractions. Walking through the many paths you can arrive at the eco village built on Venus Mountain, just 20 minutes walk from Maccagno, completely immersed in the woods, where a group of young people are trying an Eco sustainability project. Continuing the walk the path rejoins the Tour of the Sun, near a small village called Agra, where you can admire the Lake Maggiore from above in all its beauty. In addition to a panoramic route Maccagno also offers an exciting cultural journey that includes a visit to the Imperial Tower, dating from the twelfth century, a period when the town was dealing with the Mandelli family feud, and the headquarters of the Mint, where Emperor Ferdinand II of Habsburg conceded to the family Mandelli to mint a coin bona iusta, proba et sincere, in accordance with those that were circulating at the time of the territories of the Holy Roman Empire. In addition, to fully immerse yourself in the traditions of Maccagno you have to taste some of the dishes, including the typical products of the mountain like the “Formagella Luinese“, the “Violin Goat” and “Risotto with Luganega” , or those of their lake, such as “Fried perch with butter and sage” or the typical “Carpione“.
For those who wishing to take off and set sail to discover the pearls of Lake Maggiore we suggest a visit to the Borromeo Islands, among which there is the wonderful Isola Bella with its famous Italian gardens where there are rich plants and rare flowers and the baroque castle with its rich tapestries and art, and the Isola Madre, the largest and the more evocative islands of the archipelago: an enchanted island that enclosed a garden full of exotic plants in which, in full freedom, live white peacocks, parrots and pheasants, which give the charm of a tropical land. On the western shore of the lake you will find Villa Taranto and its gardens which are known throughout the world and where you can get lost in the maze of lush Tulips and admire the rare and much sought-after black tulip. Across the lake, you will find the Eramo of Santa Caterina del Sasso, a monastery built overlooking the sea, that is described as a miracle of architecture.
Lake Maggiore is a vast territory and has variety of tourist attractions to visit, which can give exciting emotions to all those who decide to spend their holidays here, offering colours, flavours, entertainment and always pleasantly surprising in every season of the year. To book your mooring in Marina di Golfo Gabella you can use the services of Marinanow: reservations will have no additional cost and can be done directly online safely at the following link. What are you waiting for? Leave now to discover a magical territory: visit the Marinanow site and discover all the holidaying opportunities.