Following recent remediation activities, Lake Varese
finally "reopened the doors” of its waters on July the 2nd, bringing a lot of locals and tourists
diving in the lake and relaxing in the shadow of Monte Rosa.
Strolling through an impressionist painting: this is the atmosphere on the banks of the new-found lake.
As in the most traditional en plain air painting, strong, bright and vivid tones celebrate the beauty of nature: green becomes brighter, blue blinding, while the orange and the pink of the sunset mingle in a palette of colours to be admired.
It has been more than 50 years since the waters of the lake offered relief to tourists and locals on hot summer days. With the lake once more becoming swimmable, Varese is once again experiencing the magic of the past. Carefree laughter, sound of diving, bobbing and rowing in the distance, mingle with the singing of birds and cicadas in a symphony of peace and fun.
Currently, there are two bathing areas.
Schiranna, just 10 minutes from the Palace Grand Hotel, is the main bathing area in the municipality of Varese.
A large natural area from where small beaches come to life, ideal for swimming or engage in the many water sports on offer.
A few metres away, the Zanzi Park is an oasis of peace and relaxation, a green expanse that stretches along the shores of the lake, and offers the opportunity for many activities: from cycling and mountain biking along the cycle path, to picnics sitting in the greenery, including play areas, swimming pools and entertainment venues for the whole family.
Looking towards the other side of Lake Varese, about 20 minutes’ drive from our hotel, you will find the Lido di Bodio, a superb natural grassy clearing where you can lie in the sun.
The Lake’s return to swimming marks a historic date, an opportunity to discover the enchantment of Varese and the Palace Grand Hotel experience at its best: a stay in which art and nature intertwine, creating a journey through time and in quiet.
We are waiting for you to experience it together.