Forest & playgrounds
After the museum, the lake promenade ends. There is the area of forest and playgrounds, and the shore is populated by trees. It's a very romantic and intimate area, and you can enjoy some daydreaming there...
If you're taking a walk along the lake, eventually you'll arrive to the museum. It's called CIVICO MUSEO PARSI VALLE. I haven't been inside, but even from the outside you can see some parts of the exhibitions. It was art (paintings) and some sculptures when I was passing by.
Museum is a very strange building, strange shape and features, but truly FANTASTIC! Its architecture is bizarre, but highly attractive. It reflects in mirrors, glass, geometrical shapes and holes, and all that on the water so that the game of light and reflections gives a sensation of out of this world. It was very interesting!
Please take a look at all the photos in this tip if you're ineterested to see more.
Private beach entrances
Every house on the lakeside will have its own lake approach, with private entrance. Although it's private, it's not forbidden to tresspass if it's empty and stroll along the lake a bit, or to enjoy walking by, admiring the view, sitting on the stairs and relaxing a bit... I loved doing all that!
There is a long, beautiful lakeside promenade, going for kilometers and kilometers! It passes in front of private houses by the lake side, Maccagno Navigazione, main beach, forest beach resort and playground, museum, camping site... There are often benches under the trees in a shadow to rest and relax enjoying the wonderful view!
There are many peers along the lake in Maccagno, and although they are mostly private, nobody will call the police if you take a stroll! Take a walk ats ome of them, observe the boats, enjoy the lake...
These peers don't have tall wooden "sticks" like most of the others on the lake, and other Italian lakes.
The Beach up close
The beach in Maccagno is made out of smaller and bigger pebbles. The water is very clean, crystal clear and there are very very tiny waves. Often the surface is flat as well. There are so many wonderful corners and spots along the shore...
Take a sail boat
There are many sail boats in Maccagno. Most of the people have their own private peers in front of their houses. Some even park the sail boats on the beach. It's really lovely to make a sailing tour along the lake!
Maccagno Inferiore & Superiore
There are two towns named Maccagno. One is Inferiore, the one on the lakeside, the one I'm writing about now, and the other is just behind it, in the hills. It's more like an authentic village, while Inferiore is a sun & fun place. :-) There is also quite a big camp, and in the summer months it's full of Germans, while Maccagno Superiore is a typical Italian village without tourists.
Here you can see Maccagno Superiore in the hills as seen from Maccagno Inferiore.