Mottarone

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Mottarone

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One day trip without a car – Milan to Mottarone on Lake Maggiore

From Milan you don’t need a car to take this day trip to the wonders of the mountain balcony of Mottarone on Lake Maggiore: you just hop on a train of the “TreNord” train company, and in a short time you are in a magic place of lakes, mountains and views over very wide spaces.

This is specially recommended in spring or autumn, when often you can leave the fog and cold of Milan to reach sun-shining lakefront wiews in the mild climate of the Lake Maggiore.

Mottarone

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MOTTARONE

The Mottarone, situated between Lake Maggiore and Lake d’Orta, is considered one of the most beautiful natural balconies in the whole Piedmont and Lombardy. The visitor’s eye is struck by the summit of Monte Rosa and by the seven lakes (Lake Maggiore, Lake d’Orta, Lake Mergozzo, Lake Varese, Lake Comabbio, Lake Monate, Lake Biandronno) lying in a natural basin. The Cableway Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone leaves from Piazzale Lido, in the hamlet of Caroiano di Stresa.

It takes 20 minutes to reach an altitude of 1.491 meters above the sea level and brings 40 people per cage. For nature lovers, 300 meters from the intermediate stop of the cableway in the hamlet Alpino there is the Botanical Garden Alpinia extended for about 40.000 square meters, with over 800 different species and from which you can enjoy an incredible view of Lake Maggiore and over the Borromean Islands.

Mottarone Photo © footprints.ownlog.com

Mottarone Photo © footprints.ownlog.com

Botanical Garden Alpinia

View from The Alpine Garden

View from The Alpine Garden

For nature lovers, 300 meters from the intermediate stop of the cableway in the hamlet Alpino there is the Botanical Garden Alpinia extended for about 40.000 square meters, (431,000 square ft) with over 800 different species and from which you can enjoy an incredible view of Lake Maggiore and over the Borromean Islands. The gardens were created in 1934 and specialise in Alpine and sub-Alpine species.

Where to stay in Stresa

There are hotels, apartments, villas and B&Bs available, check it out and make a reservation here.