Tag: Customs

PELLA – Colorful Flowers from the Lake: Country Edition

28th April

PELLA – “Colorful Flowers from the Lake: Country Edition 2017”

Sunday, the 30th of April, the “Colorful Flowers from the lake – Country Edition 2017” will take place in Pella on Lake Orta; an event dedicated to spring, flowers and music.

At 10.00 a.m. there will be pony rides for the smallest visitors. In the afternoon, a country show with music, dance and gastronomy ending with an aperitif at sunset with risotto and snacks.

There will also be a handicraft and flower market. The proceeds of the manifestation will be used for the restoration of the Church of Saint Filiberto.



The Stresa Carnival 2015

18th February

For the Anglophones there’s Halloween but now the real costume party of the year is coming up.

Saturday 14, Sunday 15 and Tuesday 17 February the festivities of the Carnival will be held in Stresa.

They will commence at 3 p.m. in Piazza Cadorna on Saturday with costumes, snacks and hot chocolate.

On Sunday 15 King Falcètt will parade through the streets of Stresa, departing from the Convention Center until he reaches Piazza Cadorna where he  will declare the opening of the Carnival. The entertainment will be provided by the Corpo Musicale di S. Gerenzano and The Majorettes. There will also be a costume contest and prizes for the children. If you are interested in participating the registrations must be made at the Ufficio Turistico città di Stresa on Saturday 14 at 12.00 … Read More »

A “Winter Ordeal” on Lake Maggiore

18th February

Let’s challenge winter! For the cold blooded there are two events you can’t miss this February.

For the 39th time in Arona and the 12th time in Cannobio “The Winter Ordeal” will be held, where the most courageous dive into the freezing cold water of Lake Maggiore.

In Cannobio the event will be held on Saturday February 7th.

In Arona the participants will enter the water in front of Hotel Giardino at 11.30 with a following Ice Sprint at 11.45 and prizegiving at 12. After the event there will be a special menu proposed to the participants and their supporters at the Ristorante Pizzeria Giardino.

In Arona, for those who feel brave enough to participate, the meeting is at 10.00/10.30 at Hotel Giardino for a medical check-up.


Winter camellia 11th exposition

4th December

6th-7th-8th December 2014 at Villa Giulia Verbania-Pallanza

Lake Maggiore is one of the best area for acidophilic flowers cultivation: camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons… And here’s the queen of winter: the Winter camellia!

Winter camellia exhibition at Villa Giulia in Verbania-Pallanza from Saturday 6th December to Monday 8th December 2014.

Several events during this interesting camellia exposition: guided tours to villas’ gardens, conventions, meetings, food and wine tasting and so on…

Verbania-Pallanza at Villa Giulia Corso Zanitello, 10
Opening ceremony on Saturday 6th December 2014 at 10.30 a.m.
Free entrance for exposition and events from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.



Aromas and Tastes Lounge

31st October

84th International Alba White Truffle Fair

Aromas and Tastes Lounge…

Guided tastings: Piedmont Hazelnut I.G.P. with Moscato d’Asti D.O.C.G. Wine.

In Alba on Thursday, 31th October 2014 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; on Saturday, 1st and on Sunday, 2nd November 2014 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


For Christmas share an unforgettable emotion…

31st October

An unusual present!

Few days it’s Christmas and as usul no good ideas for presents!

But if you want, we can help you… have you ever been at Lake Maggiore, Mergozzo Lake, Orta Lake?! Or in Ossola Valley?! …If you may have been here already, are you sure to know very well all these places?! If you already know them very well, it’s time to do something different with your friends and/or relatives! But what can you do exactly?! Don’t worry we are plenty ideas and we are sure there’s the right one for you!

Feel free to contact us for a unique gift, personalized and special!

Just call us or send us an e-mail… you have just to tell us your opinions and ideas and we prepare a Voucher to grant your wihes!

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Sapori d’Italia – A very special gift for everybody!

31st October

For a special, unusual present or an exciting experience please contact us

Canyoning, biking around in mountain bike, sailing or just for an exclusive pampering stay… tell us  your idea, we will do the rest!

And… wish you a great party!


Lake Maggiore is waiting for you…

16th October

Waiting for season 2015

Season 2014 is at the end…

But all Lake Maggiore is waiting for you in the next season!

Borromeo Islands will open again on 20th March 2015…

…and next year with EXPO Milan 2015 there will be one reason more to come and visit us!

See you soon on the shores of our beautiful Lake!


Borromean Islands reopening 2014

19th March

Borromean Islands: new season 2014 at Lake Maggiore

Almost everything ready for the reopening of the beautiful gardens and majestic palaces of the Borromean Islands at Lake Maggiore.

Saturday, March 22nd 2014 reopen the wonders of the Borromeo Gulf  (“Isola Bella” and “Isola Madre”) and the famous “Rocca d’Angera”. So still few days and they will be ready to welcome tourists and visitors from all over the World!

As always with their precious collections and blooms of camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons will amaze tourists until the closing date, which will be on Sunday, October 19th 2014 …

Don’t miss a visit of palaces, villas, caves, terraces, Italian and English style gardens!

For further information: www.isoleborromee.it.

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Citrus Fruits Festival 2014

12th March

7th edition – March 15th and 16th 2014
Citrus Fruits Festival of Cannero Riviera

Exhibitions, music and tours discovering Mediterranean fruits cultivated… on Lake Maggiore!

On March 15th and 16th 2014 the typical Citrus Fruits Festival called “Gli agrumi di Cannero Riviera” comes back in the nice and sunny town located in the northern part of Lake Maggiore to delight every visitors by exhibiting a fruit series that is traditionally cultivated thanks to the mild climate of the area.

Lemons, oranges, grape fruits and mandarins are so important not only for tourist reasons but also because of the local production of jams, liqueurs, sweet cakes and biscuits.

A Citrus Fruits Park have been opened, following the project which aims to exploit special fruits and enhance agricultural tradition.

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