When people think of Italian lakes, the first locations that generally come to mind are Veneto and Lombardia, however the region of Piedmont has its own gems which are often forgotten about by the mainstream travel industry. The entire western side of Lake Maggiore is boasts the stunning town of Arona and the picturesque lake Orta is a waterworld of its own. Both of these lakes features a number of surrounding hiking trails, all of which boast fabulous views of these hidden Italia treasures.
Piedmont is a region which basks in an abundance of scenery and although there are plenty of walks which can be enjoyed by those young and old, there are a great deal of attractions to enjoy too. Daily boat trips will allow visitors to explore these lakes in their entirety and local towns such as Stresa are the perfect place to visit for lovers of landscape gardens. Lake Maggiore is complimented by a number of small islands, all of which can be accessed by boat during the daytime. Although Lake Orta is much smaller in size, it offers an enchanting retreat for many European families.
Within close range of these lakes is a plethora of activities for tourists to enjoy. There are plenty of museums in the area such as Museo Egizio, the National Museum of Cinema and the Museum of the Risorgimento. Stunning architecture is in cast supply here too, the Alba Catheedral, Santa Caterina del Sasso and Mole Antonelliana being very popular.