Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Cannero Lake Maggiore

The 4-star boutique Hotel Cannero enjoys a splendid position on the lakeside promenade in Cannero Riviera. Family-run and highly-praised by our clients, the Hotel Cannero offers pretty and comfortable rooms, many with lake view, a courtyard and garden area with outdoor pool, and a tennis court nearby. Dinner is included in your stay here and wine-tastings can be arranged. Charm, service, location and good value.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Milan
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car-hire and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Cannero, Lake Maggiore

Hotel Cannero is a 4-star property reflecting the quaint charm of its picturesque surroundings. This family run hotel is a friendly and welcoming home from home, offering guests the chance to relax and soak in the beautiful Lake Maggiore.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location On the shore of Lake Maggiore

Annual opening 1 March to November

Closest airport Milan Linate Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 90-minutes' drive from Milan Linate Airport

Closest railway station Milan Central Airport

Distance from railway station The hotel is under 2-hours' drive from MIlan Central Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool (from Apr to Oct), Lakeside Terrace, Rooftop Sun Terrace, Restaurant, Bar, Sitting Room, Library, Cycle Hire, Tennis, Table Tennis, Lift, Parking, Room Service. 

Out and about nearby

Boat Trips to Borromean Islands and to other lakeside resorts such as Stresa and Ascona, Locarno and southern Switzerland, Cable car to Mottarone (1500m), Market in Verbania (Saturdays) and Cannobio (Sundays), Lake Orta. 

Sports nearby

Tennis, Walking, Water Sports, Golf, Horse Riding, Fishing, Sailing.

Wonderful hotel run from the top downwards by a lovely family.
Mrs T, September 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room with lake view for 7 nights

From about

£1,150

Holiday Code IE155

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Cannero, Lake Maggiore

Cannero, with its winding cobbled streets, enchanting lake views and backdrop of wooded mountains, is undoubtedly one of the most unspoilt and tranquil spots on Lake Maggiore. The Hotel Cannero Lakeside Resort is fortuitously situated at one end of the promenade that separates it from the lake, next to a charming miniature harbour. Signora Gallinotto and her family, who run the Hotel Cannero, are excellent hosts and the atmosphere is relaxed and congenial. A pretty courtyard and an ancient well serve as vestiges of the 17th Century monastery that once stood on this site, but most of the original building has been restructured to make the most of its lakeside position. Public rooms have large picture windows and bedrooms are light and airy, many with beamed ceilings and balconies overlooking the serene lake, while rooms to the rear of the Hotel Cannero enjoy a view of the quiet pool area. There is also a rooftop terrace where one can sunbathe. Marvellous regional and international meals are served in the restaurant, I Castelli, and from its delightful terraces one can see the two tiny islands after which it is named. Before dining, you can visit the ancient monastery's wine cellar to choose your preferred wine. Adjacent to the hotel is the Casa del Barone. Here you will find a bar and lounge as well as an English library. Characteristic old world charm and attentive service ensure that guests of the Hotel Cannero Lakeside Resort feel relaxed and well looked after.

Room descriptions

Hotel Cannero has 70 rooms with bath or shower and wc, bath amenities, hairdryer, air-conditioning, minibar, satellite television, WiFi, safe and telephone.

Double or Twin with Garden View
Double or Twin with Lake View
Junior Suite with Lake View
Suite with Lake View on request
Wonderful hotel run from the top downwards by a lovely family.
Mrs T, September 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room with lake view for 7 nights

From about

£1,150

Holiday Code IE155

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Cannero, Lake Maggiore

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Cannero on Lake Maggiore, our clients usually fly to Milan Malpensa airport or arrive by train at Milan Centrale railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required.

Wonderful hotel run from the top downwards by a lovely family.
Mrs T, September 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room with lake view for 7 nights

From about

£1,150

Holiday Code IE155

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Cannero, Lake Maggiore

About Italian Lakes

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Italian Lakes spans the northern Italian regions of Lombardy, Piemonte and the Veneto. We offer hotels located by the undisputedly beautiful Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda and also the smaller, quieter lakes of Orta and Iseo, both well-worth exploring in their own right. Each lake has its own character and atmosphere, distinctive terrain, architecture and style. Placed as the lakes are to the south of the Alps and to the north of the Po Valley, they naturally possess a charming mixture of the vibrant coolness associated with the Alps but enlivened by the warmth of the South. The landscape around the Italian Lakes is one of deep blue waters surrounded by greenish-blue tinged mountains, often snow-capped. On the shores of the lakes and the lower slopes of the hills you find a profusion of lemons and olives, chestnuts and palms, magnolias and camellias. Pretty villages with rustic stone and wood houses hug the sheltered bays and fishing boats still moor next to sailing boats. Wrought-iron balconies and colourful shutters adorn gaily-painted houses with terracotta roofs. Dining is usually al fresco in the summer months and a magical atmosphere is created with the lapping of the waters and the twinkling of the lights around the lake and in the hills above. The close proximity to Milan and Verona as well as other less well-known but artistically interesting cities means that you can visit the Italian Lakes quite easily for just a weekend or short break as well as a longer holiday. The Italian Lakes can all be visited as part of a rail holiday, and the many beautiful gardens located in the vicinity of Lakes Como and Maggiore are well worth a visit as part of a garden tour holiday. Our favourite four and five star hotels for luxury holidays in the Italian Lakes include Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni and Villa d'Este on Lake Como, and the Hotel Cannero Lakeside Resort on Lake Maggiore.

Highlights of the Italian Lakes

Historic villas are to be found on every lake from the Grotte di Catullo Roman villa at Sirmione on Lake Garda to Villa Melzi and Villa Olmo on Lake Como and the Palazzo Estense in Varese. Most of these villas also have extraordinarily beautiful gardens (which can be visited as part of an Expressions Garden Tour holiday) such as the Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, the Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore and Villa Taranto at Punta della Castagnola on Lake Maggiore. Monte Mottarone above Stresa on Lake Maggiore and Monte Baldo above Lake Garda can both be reached by cable car and afford spectacular views. At Gargnano on Lake Garda you can see the stone pavilions where lemons were traditionally cultivated. Within the region there are national parks such as the Stelvio National Park north of Orta and the Parco Nazionale della Val Grande above Verbania on Lake Maggiore.

Cultural highlights of the Italian Lakes

Much of the artistic and architectural cultural wealth in the region is concentrated in the great cities such as Milan and Verona but also in the less well-known but culturally-rich centres of Bergamo, Brescia, Pavia, Mantova and Vicenza (not directly on the Lakes but within reach for a day`s excursion). Highlights include the frescoes by Masolino at Castiglione Olona, the Rocca (castle) at Angera, the Flemish tapestries on the Isola Bella Lake Maggiore, the marble cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore at Como and the works of art in the Galleria dell`Accademia Tadini at Lovere on Lake Iseo. Milan has La Scala, the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, the Brera Gallery (containing Raphael`s `Marriage of the Virgin` and the Montefeltro altarpiece by Piero della Francesca) and its Gothic cathedral. Verona has its annual opera festival from June until the end of August, the Romanesque church of San Zeno, the Renaissance Loggia del Consiglio and the Roman Arena.

Festivals in the Italian Lakes

The Verona Opera Festival takes place in the Roman Arena every year with performances running from June until the end of August. Verona also celebrates Carnival every year culminating on the Friday before Shrove Tuesday. Como holds a flea market, the Fiera di Pasqua, over the Easter weekend. Music festivals take place in Bergamo throughout the year. The Mille Miglia veteran car race starts and ends in Brescia (via Ferrara to Rome in May each year).

Gastronomy in the Italian Lakes

The cuisine of northern Italy tends to contain more meat and butter than further south and rice and polenta compete with pasta. Saffron is used extensively as in Risotto alla Milanese. Bresaola is cured raw beef served as an antipasta (now often with rocket and parmesan). Manzo al Barolo (beef in Barolo wine), Costolette alla Milanese (veal cutlets in breadcrumbs) and Ossobucco (veal in wine and tomatoes) are all popular dishes. Panettone cake and Zabaglione are two regional desserts. This region produces some of Italy's most famous cheeses such as Gorgonzola, Bel Paese, Fontina and Taleggio as well as some of Italy's most exportable wines such as Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella. Less well known but interesting wines are produced in the Valtellina in the north of Lombardy and in Franciacorta near Lake Iseo.

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