Il Picchio

Il Picchio

It is the perfect destination for lake and mountain lovers!

A real journey,

A real journey,

it is not looking for new lands, but having new eyes!


We are located only a few steps from Lake Mergozzo, one of the cleanest lakes in Europe, thanks in part to the absence of motor boats. At one time it was part of Lake Maggiore, from which it was eventually cut off due to alluvial material from the Toce river. The main town of the lake bears the same name; Mergozzo is a typical lakeside town with charming buildings - many made of local stone- stacked against one another.The steep, narrow alleyways that snake throught this maze of buildings lead to the heart of the town: the lakeside square where a centuries old elm tree grows. Historically this is a town of of stonemasons who found their work in the local granite quarry of Montorfano and the marble quarry of Candoglia.

ll Picchio (the Woodpecker) is located in a peaceful and sunny spot, only a few steps from Lake Mergozzo and close to Lake Maggiore and Val Grande.

The park, full of azaleas and camellias, is surrounded by a wood of oak and chestnut trees: here the residents are squirrels, roe deer and birds, and the woodpecker is king! Within the park (1,500 sq. m.) there is a pink villa - home to the Bed and Breakfast and its owners - and a yellow house made up of two appartments.

The location makes this an ideal departure point for many types of excursions: naturalist trails, tourist attractions and points of cultural interest are all close at hand!

The atmosphere is one of pleasant family hospitality, and is sure to make your stay peaceful and relaxing. Leave stress and troubles behind you: your hosts Maurizia, Giovanni, Giulia and Lorenzo will do everything to ensure a pleasant and relaxing stay in this beautiful natural setting. You will find hospitality, courtesy and privacy, and above all the refreshing simplicity of a welcoming smile! See you soon!

                  Come and join us! Il Picchio is waiting for you,                  your relaxing holiday is close at hand.

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Please feel free to contact us directly for any questions, 

or to check the availability of our bed & breakfast and holiday appartments ...

Call us on

+39 333 6545208

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Visit us at

Via Tarì 7/9
28802 Mergozzo (VB)

Il Picchio


A walk in the village and its collected hamlets will amaze you in every season! Mergozzo is located halfway between lakes and mountains, between Ossola and Verbano.