Ask The Lake Expert

Josephin & Max are happy to share their best tips about Lago Maggiore

The best period to visit Lago Maggiore goes from April to October. However, the local microclimate makes winter a perfect period to visit and enjoy the lake in its natural beauty.

August is the peak season and the main touristic attractions such as Arona, Stresa, Isole Borromee, Mottarone tend to be quite busy, especially during the weekend.  However, if you plan your activities carefully, you will be able to skip the crowd and enjoy your holidays in total relax.

Absolutely yes! Lago Maggiore is a very pet-friendly destination and there are so many things you can do with your dog. Check this out.

If you love visiting cities and doing shopping then Varese is about 45 minutes driving,  Milan is less than 1 hour, and Turin a bit more than 1 hour.

If you love wine the famous Monferrato is less than 1 and a half hours driving from Villa Simba, where you can find spectacular wineries for wine tasting. We have many suggestions about it, just ask and we will be glad to share our “wine tips”.

Yes! Villa Simba is conveniently located in Nebbiuno, a little village on the hill overlooking the lake, where you can easily reach many interesting spots, either you are more for nature, adventure, culture, or culinary experience in Lago Maggiore. As a jackpot, you will get a stunning view of the lake from your bedroom window.

Absolutely not! Villa Simba is just for you so that you can enjoy your holidays in total privacy, like at home

We are proud to say yes! Villa Simba is born pet-friendly with no extra charge for your furry friends. Check our pet-friendly policy.

No we do not. We are not a bed & breakfast. 

Absolutely yes! Villa Simba provides a fully furnished kitchen and kitchenette. as well as wifi, smart tv and a doggy corner for your furry friend. Relax at home after busy days and “chillax” at Villa Simba. Check this out.

You need a car to reach Villa Simba. Once you get here, you can move by car, bike and on foot.

Absolutely yes! Villa Simba is just 2 minutes by car from Poggio Radioso, the starting point for so many beautiful trekking paths with stunning views over the lake. To discover more about the best trekking spots around Villa Simba, just click here.

Absolutely yes. With its proximity to nature and some ideal spots to run or just take a walk, Villa Simba is the ideal place both for those who like an active holiday. Find out more about running paths

Absolutely! Staying at Villa Simba gives you the chance to get to different destinations in one day without any effort. With its strategic location, within 30 minutes drive, you will be able to reach the best surrounding attractions such as: Arona, in just 15 minutes driving, Stresa, in 20, Lago d’Orta and the best-hidden secret near Lago Maggiore, in just 25 minutes, Pallanza, in just 30 minutes driving,  just to mention some charming destinations you should not miss!

You are lucky. We are vegans too. There is a nice vegan restaurant in Arona called Cardamomo. But if you like we can cook for you upon request. We can also organize cooking classes with JoGreen and give you the chance to learn the best Italian and Indonesian vegan recipes.