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Porto Valtravaglia is a pretty town on the middle eastern shores of Lake Maggiore between Laveno and Luino. With around 2500 residents, it is one of the larger resorts on the lake with many excellent cafes, bars and restaurants.

The lakeside promenade is beautiful and gets very busy in the evenings as in all Italian towns, "La Passeggiata" is a ritual! Along the promenade, there are many 17th century buildings including the Church of San Rocco which dates back to 1523 which is well worth visiting.

Key facts...
Restaurants 30+
Oudoor public pool
Car recommended
Ferry terminal
Nearest airport Milan Malpensa (49km)
Nearest train station Porto Valtravaglia

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Porto Valtravaglia is made up of the main harbour town and a series of hamlets that stretch up into the hillside such as Domo which are home to several ancient sacred buildings. Renting a villa or apartment in Porto Valtravaglia or in one of the hamlets provides some breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains and no matter where you stay, the local amenities including the ferry are never more than a few minutes walk.

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Things to see and do in Porto Valtravaglia

A few suggestions...
Restaurants 30+
Mount Sasso del Ferro - take the cable car from Laveno up to 1062m
Locarno - a beautiful lakeside resort in the Swiss section of Lake Maggiore
Stresa - board the ferry to this chic resort and explore the lakeside gardens
porto-valtravaglia, mount sasso

Our view on Porto Valtravaglia

Porto Valtravaglia is a great base for exploring Lake Maggiore - it is very well connected by ferry, enjoys superb views across the lake and we think renting a villa in Porto Valtravaglia is a good option for families or groups who like the flexibility that a holiday rental can offer.