A musical tour and many discoveries on Lake Maggiore

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A musical tour and many discoveries on Lake Maggiore

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 Maria Maggiore, for example, you can visit the Chimney Sweep Museum or in the village of Re you can visit the wonderful Sanctuary of the Bloody Madonna. Arrival in Locarno and time for a walk in the picturesque town, located on the Swiss banks of Lake Maggiore. In the afternoon, you will return to Stresa on a beautiful lake cruise, which will take about 3 hours. Overnight-stay at the hotel.

3rd Day: Borromean Islands
Departure from Stresa by motorboat  to reach the “Mother Island”, Isola Madre, the biggest of the three islands with its aristocratic villa and its marvellous English garden, rich in exotic plants and flowers, in which peacocks, parrots and other colourful birds roam free. Then you will arrive at  the Fishermen’s Island, Isola dei Pescatori, with its quaint village and narrow streets and alleys, once inhabited by fishermen’s families. The final stop is the Isola Bella with its beautiful Baroque palace and Italian garden, inhabited by elegant white peacocks. Aperitif at Ristolounge Elvezia before returning to Stresa.


Package Price: € 585.00 for two people in a double room, in a 3-star hotel



  •  2 nights in double room with breakfast in a 3-star hotel in Stresa;
  •  2 free circulation tickets to reach the islands by public boats;
  •  2 entrance tickets to the gardens and palaces of the Borromean Islands;
  •  2 tickets to the Lake Maggiore Express;
  • 2 aperitifs with products from the Ossola Valley;
  • 2 reserved seats  for “Tones on the Stones” concert;
  • 2 aperitifs at Ristolounge Elvezia on the Isola Bella;
  • local city tax for 2 persons for 2 nights.


Relevant: The period of your stay is related to the date of the concert you choose!

  • Concert on 21st July 2017

REQUIEM BY MOZART with simultaneous projection of the animated film “Aeterna” by Leonardo Carrano (9:30 p.m.)

Aeterna is an experimental animated film, which springs from the sensations that its maker, Leonardo Carrano, experienced on listening to Mozart’s Requiem.

  • Concert on 22nd July 2017

LUMIÈRE III is the very latest version of the multimedia work which explores the boundaries of laser technology using their innate characteristics and pushing them to their limits. This has bought about the creations of the images which have never been seen before covering the whole visual spectrum.

  • Concert on 23rd July 2017

PIANO TWELVE, six men and six women, simultaneously play twelve grand pianos. A concert, an event that is completely unique, with simultaneous, alternating and opposing rhythmic progressions. This concert uses attractive visual elements: installations, videos and dance area, all of which will create an exciting and poetic evening.


Recommended period: from 21st to 25th July 2017

Length: 2 nights, 3 days, according to hotel availability

Minimum participants: 2 people


Dedicated guide: € 220,00 per day (extra service)

Upon request, it is possible to upgrade your stay to a 4 or 5-star hotel in Baveno, Stresa or Verbania

Car required (all land transfers are intended by private car), transfer service available upon request

For information and reservation please:           click here


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