Located at the entrance to the alpine valleys, the charming Lake Mergozzo and the town it takes its name from, full of historical and scenic treasures, open up the way to Ossola Valley.
Only a stone’s throw from the most renowned Lake Maggiore resorts, like Stresa, Verbania and Arona, Lake Mergozzo is an authentic environmental gem of the Ossola Valley. Long ago, the two lakes were joined and Lake Mergozzo was the westernmost part of Lake Maggiore. Over the centuries, the continuous overflows and flooding of the river Toce have helped to build up a strip of land separating the two lakes, thus creating Lake Mergozzo.
Lake Mergozzo, small and a little hidden, is renowned as one of the cleanest lakes in Italy: indeed, due to the absence of industrial activity, to a ban on motor boats and to an efficient sewage system, its waters are amongst the clearest in Italy. This fact, together with unique beauty of its shores, make it a very popular tourist destination, above all for the lovers of water sports like canoeing, kayaking and windsurf as well as for recreational fishing enthusiasts.