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 and Novara hills
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Varese and the east shore
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Ossola Valleys
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Ascona's summer fireworks have been canceled

“Luci e Ombre” has been canceled

The events center Il Maggiore opens its doors for the first Season

Top Events

Novara Jazz

Novara, From 31 May to 9 June 2024

Stresa Festival

Lago Maggiore, From 16 July to 6 September 2024

Musica in quota

Various locations, From 26 May to 13 October 2024

Tones Teatro Natura 2024

Ossola, From 8 June to 7 September 2024

"On Pointe and Sequins" at the Locarno Theater

Locarno, From 25 May to 26 May 2024

Novara Jazz

Novara, From 31 May to 9 June 2024

Stresa Festival

Lago Maggiore, From 16 July to 6 September 2024

Musica in quota

Various locations, From 26 May to 13 October 2024

Tones Teatro Natura 2024

Ossola, From 8 June to 7 September 2024

"On Pointe and Sequins" at the Locarno Theater

Locarno, From 25 May to 26 May 2024

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.