Beautiful Cannero Riviera on Lago Maggiore. If you are looking for a wonderful place to relax, without the onslaught of tourists as in Lago di Como, and still see beautiful sites – Cannero Riviera is the place. You can take the ferry to the beautiful Isola Bella and other stops along the lake. You are nestled right up against Lugano, Switzerland – also accessible by ferry.
The hotel I would recommend is Hotel Cannero – a grand-style lakeside resort with impeccable service. Family run by the Gallinotto family since 1902. The hotel is now run by Maria Carla Gallinoto and her family. Maria, who is in her 80s is at the front desk greeting guests each morning and remains there until late afternoon. The rooms are spacious and lovely with large modern bathrooms. There is also a heated pool for guests. Breakfast and dinner are served in grand-style in a room which opens to a veranda overlooking the lake. Lunch and aperitivi are served lake-side with a beautiful view of the water. Hotel Cannero consists of two main historical buildings, one a former monastery and the other a house of the “Baron di Sant’Agabio.” The scenery here is spectacular in this lovely bit of paradise! Hotel Cannero