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Santa Maria Maggiore overview

Santa Maria Maggiore is known for its parks and museums. Spend a relaxing day at Villa Taranto Botanical Garden and Isola Bella Botanical Garden when the weather is nice. Make some time to enjoy local sights such as Borromeo Plaza. Whatever you're into, Santa Maria Maggiore has something for you.

Where to stay in Santa Maria Maggiore

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Santa Maria Maggiore has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Santa Maria Maggiore with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Santa Maria Maggiore hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Santa Maria Maggiore hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Santa Maria Maggiore

Fly in to Lugano (LUG-Agno), 24.5 mi (39.4 km) from central Santa Maria Maggiore. Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 39 mi (62.7 km) away.

What to see around Santa Maria Maggiore

The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • Rossetti Valentini Art Gallery
  • • Chimney Sweep Museum
  • • Sempioniano Museum
  • • Museo di Valmaggia
  • • Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna
It's notable for its parks and favourite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Val Grande National Park
  • • Sant'Anna Gorge
  • • Monte Verità
  • • Special Nature Reserve of Sacro Monte of SS. Trinity of Ghiffa
  • • Villa Taranto
Top places to visit in the area include:
  • • Villa Taranto Botanical Garden
  • • Isola Bella Botanical Garden
  • • Borromeo Plaza

When to visit Santa Maria Maggiore

Curious about when the best time to visit is? Here are the seasonal trends to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 15°C day, -3°C night
  • April-June: 26°C day, 4°C night
  • July-September: 28°C day, 10°C night
  • October-December: 19°C day, -2°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 4 cm
  • April-June: 8 cm
  • July-September: 9 cm
  • October-December: 5 cm