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Intrigues on Lake Maggiore: on the track of Matteo Basso

19th July

From 20th July to 22nd October 2017

High steep peaks and a beautiful blue lake. Lake Maggiore meets southern Alps’ easy mood. Romantic walks, lovely churches, enchanting islands and mountains reflecting on quiet waters: it’s difficult to imagine, but behind this idyllic landscape, a lot of intrigues are hidden and everything becomes the set of a gruesome murder. This is the world where the ex-police psychologist Matteo Basso wants to rest. In Bruno Varese’s novels “Die Tote am Lago Maggiore” and “Intrigen am Lago Maggiore”, the writer makes his novels’ heroes benefit from this breathtaking landscape, but they must also shed light on murders. Let’s start with a new adventure, a holiday to relax and to discover intriguing crimes. Welcome to Lake Maggiore!

1st day: Welcome to the Isola Bella!

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A musical tour and many discoveries on Lake Maggiore

24th May

A MUSICAL TOUR ON LAKE MAGGIORE /3 days and 2 nights
21st-23rd July 2017

“Tones on the stones” – the adventure of the Centovalli train, between Italy and Switzerland – and the discovery of the Borromean Islands.

 

1 st Day: Arrival and concert 

Arrival at Lake Maggiore and accommodation in a 3* hotel, located on the Lake.
In the evening, departure for the village of Trontano, situated in the Ossola Valley; Arrival at the cave of Trontano, aperitif with local products and participation at one of the concerts of the famous “Tones on the Stones” music festival. Return and overnight-stay at the hotel.

2nd Day: Lake Maggiore Express
Departure from Stresa by  the FFSS train to reach Domodossola, from where you will take the small train of the Centovalli to Locarno. During the journey, it is possible to make a stop in the Vigezzo Valley. In Santa … Read More »



Do not miss the wonderful islands and a magical festival

23rd May

BETWEEN ISLANDS AND MUSIC
2 days and 1 night

Weekend break on the lake for the magical festival “Tones on the stones”. What better occasion to discover Lake Maggiore and its beautiful islands.

 

1st day: Arrival and concert

Arrival at Lake Maggiore and accommodation in 3* hotel located in one of the lake towns.

In the evening, departure for the little town of Trontano, situated in the Ossola Valley. Aperitif with typical local products and participation at one of the concerts of the show “Tones on the stones”, which takes place in a serizzo stone quarry.

Overnight stay in the hotel.

 

2nd day: Borromean islands

After breakfast and check-out. Departure from Stresa by motorboat to visit the Isola Madre, the biggest of the three island, with its aristocratic villa and its majestic English garden, rich in plants and exotic flowers, in which beautiful peacocks, pheasants, parrots and other … Read More »



A flight on Lake Maggiore not to be missed!

21st April

A FLIGHT ON LAKE MAGGIORE / 3 days – 2 nights
Special offer from 29th April to 1st May

 

Lake and mountain will be the main features of this excursion.

We offer you a day on the majestic Borromean Islands with their beautiful and lush gardens, directly on the lakefront. In contrast, we have planned a “flight” with the Zipline over the Lake Maggiore, which will literally give you wings.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Stresa on Lake Maggiore

Arrival in Stresa on Lake Maggiore and accommodation in 3 star hotels. Free time and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 2: Borromean Islands

After breakfast, visit of the Borromean Islands.

By motorboat from Stresa you will reach the beautiful Isola Bella with the splendid baroque palace and the Italian garden, where you will find elegant white peacocks just waiting to be photographed!

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Lake Maggiore Express..ready for an adventure?

19th April

Lake Maggiore Express: discover the lake by train

Take the “Centovalli” train to reach the Swiss shore of Lake Maggiore and enjoy amazing views: mountain landscapes and the wonderful lake, before taking a boat to discover the Borromean Islands. And the next day you can’t miss their visit, that for sure you will not forget so easly! Come at Lake Maggiore and join this tour!

1st day: Arrival in Stresa at Lake Maggiore

Arrival in Stresa at Lake Maggiore and accommodation in a 3-star-hotel. Free time and overnight in hotel.

2nd day: Lake Maggiore Express

Departure from Stresa by train to reach Domodossola. The adventure continues with a trip by the little “Centovalli” train, a bridge between Italy and Switzerland. It will take you to the lake’s shore in Locarno. During the journey possibility to make a stop in Vigezzo … Read More »



To the discovery of tulips, lakes and mountains

14th April

TULIPS, LAKES AND MOUNTAINS – 4 DAYS , 3 NIGHTS
From 22nd to 25th April 2017

Lake and mountain will be the protagonists of this tiny holiday. We propose you, in fact, a day dedicated to the majestic Borromean islands and the beautiful, luxurious gardens of Villa Taranto on the time of the weeks Tulips; an excursion is programmed on the Monte Mottarone, where you can relax and enjoy the mountain air.

Day 1: Arrival in Stresa on Lake Maggiore

Arrival in Stresa, a city located on the lakefront, check-in at a 3 stars’ hotels and accommodation.

Day 2: Borromean Islands

After the buffet breakfast, you will visit the Borromeo Islands. From Stresa, by boat, you can reach the three islands: Isola Madre, the biggest of the islands, with its aristocratical villa and its wonderful garden, rich in exotic plants and flowers, in which live peacocks, … Read More »



Easter at Lake Maggiore…come and celebrate!

4th April

 EASTER AT LAKE MAGGIORE
From 15th to 17th April 2017

Three days dedicated to relaxing on Lake Maggiore celebrating a magnificent Easter 2017!

Spring and the beautiful season are coming, we want to pass time “en plein air” especially during the weekend of Easter! This is a great opportunity to visit Lake Maggiore and uncover what it has to offer!

First day: Welcome to Stresa and visit to Villa Taranto

Arrival, check-in at a 3-star hotel in Stresa.

In the afternoon, visit to Villa Taranto, situated in Pallanza, a rich botanical garden considered to be one of the most important and beautiful in Europe. It is the result of the dedication of the Scottish Captain Mc Eacharn, passionate about botany, who wanted to collect on this marvelous spot hundreds of plants and flower species from all over the world. At the end of the visit, … Read More »



Easter 2017 on Lake Maggiore and its surroundings

4th April

EASTER ON LAKE MAGGIORE
From 14th to 17th April 2017

Celebrate Easter enjoying the fairytale atmosphere of Lake Maggiore, 4-days dedicated to discovering the beauty of the lake and its surroundings.

Among monasteries, palaces, nature and flower gardens you will spend the festivities in a unique scenery, kissed by the rays of spring sunshine. Take the opportunity to visit Italy’s second biggest lake and uncover what it has to offer!

First day: Welcome to Stresa

You will arrive to Stresa, check-in at a 3-star-hotel and accommodation.

Second day: The Borromean Islands with lunch at Ristolounge Elvezia

After breakfast, you will reach the Borromean Islands by motorboat.

First stop: Isola Madre, the biggest of the islands, for a visit to its magnificent garden, that hosts, not only exotic plants and trees, but also beautiful peacocks, pheasants, parrots and other birds. You will arrive at Isola Pescatori, … Read More »



Special weekend offer at the Stresa Festival 2015

18th August

The Music Weeks in Stresa
From 22 July to 5 September 2015

Special offer on Lake Maggiore for the most anticipated event on the Stresa calendar: a weekend at the Stresa Festival 2015! A combination for all senses of classical music, art treasures, natural beauty and gastronomy.

1st day

Arrival in Stresa and accomodation in 3-star hotel. In the evening, musical concert of choice at the Stresa Festival. Return to the hotel and overnight.

2nd day

A day on the lake discovering the Borromean Islands. Visit to the magnificent palaces and botanical gardens of Isola Madre and Isola Bella and the picturesque medieval village on Isola Pescatori. Return to Stresa in the afternoon. In the evening, departure by boat for a charming dinner on Isola Bella. Return to the hotel and overnight.

3rd day

After breakfast, check-out and free time to discover Stresa before returning home.

INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE:

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Villa della Porta Bozzolo and Villa Taranto

3rd August

Riflessi di arte e natura sulle acque del lago Maggiore
Offerta speciale per gruppi

Villa Della Porta Bozzolo: Arrival in Casalzuigno for the guided visit to the Villa Della Porta Bozzolo. The splendid Rococo country residence was donated in 1989 to the FAI (Italian Environmental Fund) which restored and opened the Villa to the public.

Lunch: At the end of the visit there is time for lunch in the villa’s restaurant “La Cucina di Casa” or if one prefers there is the possibility to enjoy a packed lunch supplied by the restaurant in the surrounding garden. Around 2 p.m. departure by bus to reach Laveno Mombello and embarkation in motorboat to reach the western side of Lake Maggiore, in Pallanza.

Villa Taranto: Guided visit to the Villa Taranto, a rich botanical garden considered to be one of the most important in Europe, result of the dedication of the … Read More »




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