Particularly favoured by a mild climate and equipped with excellent Hotel facilities and numerous camping sites, Lake Maggiore is a highly sought after tourist destination; on its shores many are the localities of international renown that are to be found, among which Arona, Belgirate, Stresa (which a modern cableway connects to the ski slopes of Mottarone), Baveno Verbania, Cannero Riviera and Cannobio.
Cruising the lake with modern boats and fast hydrofoils is a very developed activity; there is a frequent ferry service for cars and passengers between Intra (Verbania) and Laveno.
For sport fans, there exist a vast range of choices: fishing (fresh water alborella, trouts, perchis, ect), water skiing, rowing, sailing, swimming, the possibility of using winter sport facilities in Mottarone, Pian di Sole and Piancavallo and of the three golf courses in Stresa, Gignese and Premeno.
Heavy traffic roads and railroad connect the main centers with each other. The Lake Maggiore area is undoubtedly the most receptive tourist area in Piedmont.
At Lake Maggiore, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, mountain chalets, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.