Nature lovers will find Lake Maggiore the ideal place to enjoy their holidays thanks to the many botanical gardens, including the one in Villa Taranto with more than a thousand plants, the Alpinia one extending over 40,000 sqm., the Camelia Park in Locarno and the gardens located in the various islands.

There are also many natural reserves such as the National Park of Val Grande and the Natural Park of the Ticino Valley, a UNESCO biosphere reserve.