There are different ways to conceive hospitality and, accordingly, a remarkable variety of facilities.
To simplify extremely: on one side, there are big structures, where organised groups can be hosted and where conferences or meeting can be held. On the other, there are small hotels or bed&breakfast where a visitor can breathe deeply the local atmosphere.
The aim of the Association of Small Traditional Hotels and Mountain Hospitality, created in 2004, is to promote this second kind of structure.
Lake Maggiore territory offers indeed not only big, historical hotels, but also a wide range of small traditional hotels disseminated all around the Alps.
The Association of Small Traditional Hotels and Mountain Hospitality gathers 11 accommodation facilities in the Province of Verbano Cusio Ossola, which share the same values: family hospitality, tradition, will to underline the positive qualities of the area. A list and descriptions of the hotels is available at the following link
For instance, great attention is devoted to the promotion of culinary traditions and local cultures, through festivals and cultural events which take place during spring and summer.
While staying in these structures, visitors can be involved in familiar meals, taste the genuine flavors of this territory and experience the warm hospitality of mountains’ inhabitants.
This small structures can offer not only a privileged view on the traditional local context, but also provide high quality services and meet different exigences.
Lago Maggiore has a remarkable environmental richness: thus, this structures are perfect for the visitors whishing to plunge in the nature, to hike or to explore the Lake and its surroundings, especially the mountains.
Small traditional Hotels are an asset for the territory: they upgrade the choice of structures, providing an exciting alternative for the increasing number of people looking for genuine reception.