The Lago Maggiore Express tour combines lake, mountains and trains to spend a wonderful day in a pleasant trip between Italy and the Swiss side of the water.
Here is an example:
starting from the railway station in Stresa you reach the mountain village of Domodossola by train. Here you switch to the narrow-gauge electric train “Centovalli” for the ride to Switzerland.
have a look at this small historical town, its Chimney Sweeps Museum and the Rossetti Valentini Gallery that houses works by the best-known Vigezzo artists. Otherwise, an alternative stop is the Sanctuary of Re, famous for the miracle of bleeding Madonna.
In Locarno, after a break for lunch, you can catch a steamer of the Navigation System back to Stresa, cruising by the Brissago Islands, the Cannero Castles and the Borromeo Islands.