Music and entertainment

The Lake Maggiore area is home to many cultural festivals and events held throughout the year.

Classical music events include the Settimane Musicali of Stresa from May to September, and the “Classicamente” series of concerts held in Verbania in May and June. In Arona the International Organ Festival “Sonata Organi” takes place in June and July, and the acoustic guitar festival “Un paese a sei corde” is held on Lake Orta from June to September.

On the Lombard shore of Lake Maggiore, the festival of Theatre and Comedy takes the stage in Luino every summer, while the city of Varese hosts the Varese Gospel Festival and the “Cortisonici” short film festival. Last but not least, the city of Novara presents a Gospel Festival, the Novara Cine Festival and the Novara Street Festival.

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Lake Maggiore and Lake Mergozzo
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Lake Orta
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Novara hills
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Varese and the east shore
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Ossola Valleys
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The events center Il Maggiore opens its doors for the first Season

Top Events

Stresa Festival

Lake Maggiore, From 18 July to 8 September 2017

12° Festival Organistico Internazionale "Sonata Organi"

Arona, From 10 June to 8 July 2017

Lakescapes

Baveno, Lesa, Meina, Castelletto Sopra Ticino, Dormelletto and Stresa, From 11 February to 16 December 2017

Maggiore Musica Festival

Verbania, From 2 January to 6 May 2017

NovaraJazz

Novara, From 8 October to 11 June 2017

Stresa Festival

Lake Maggiore, From 18 July to 8 September 2017

12° Festival Organistico Internazionale "Sonata Organi"

Arona, From 10 June to 8 July 2017

Lakescapes

Baveno, Lesa, Meina, Castelletto Sopra Ticino, Dormelletto and Stresa, From 11 February to 16 December 2017

Maggiore Musica Festival

Verbania, From 2 January to 6 May 2017

NovaraJazz

Novara, From 8 October to 11 June 2017

Conventions and Meetings

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The beautiful countryside around Lake Maggiore offers peerless convention facilities. With its natural and artistic beauties boasts a long tradition in the meeting and convention hosting sector with many excellent venues and services, and unrivalled hospitality facilities. Quality, hospitality and the varied and beautiful scenery make it one of the preferred destinations for visitors from all around the world.