April’s weekend for children at Lake Maggiore
A weekend dedicated to children!
From April 25th to 27th, 2014
This year to spend a great weekend at the end of April, we suggest you to reach Lake Maggiore. Three days to have fun with your children, spending some spring’s days outdoor! Not only lake, but also mountains, discovering Strona Valley and its local handcraft, with a special “guide”: the Azure Fairy!
1st day: Arrival at Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands
Arrival in the morning at Lake Maggiore and excursion to the Borromean Islands. Departure from Stresa by motorboat to reach the “Isola Bella” (Beautiful Island), which was built and dedicated to Isabella d’Adda, a wealth of precious art’s collections, where you can admire strange puppets and interesting archaeological finds… After the palace you enter the majestic Italian style garden, with ten terraces directly over the lake, where elegant white peacocks live and wait to be photographed! Later you reach the “Isola Superiore dei Pescatori” (Fishermen’s Island), an enchanted hamlet, which in the past was inhabited only from fishermen’s families, nowadays you can still admire typical fishermen’s ships and old fishing nets hanging from balconies. In the afternoon last stop on the “Isola Madre” (Mother Island), the biggest one, where in rich and lush vegetation beautiful peacocks, pheasants and other birds live free. In the evening accommodation, dinner and overnight in a 3-star-hotel at Lake Maggiore.
2nd day: Strona Valley and Orta San Giulio
After breakfast you reach Strona, a tiny village located right in the heart of Strona Valley. The valley takes its name from its creek, but it is familiarly called “Pinocchio Valley” for his famous production of wooden objects and toys, among which are wonderful and colorful Pinocchio! Your excursion begins with a visit to the local handcraft fair in Strona. After some shopping, you take a minibus to reach Massiola, an other small village of the valley, from where you start a pleasant trekking of about 15 minutes to reach the “Witches’ Cave” of Sambughetto. This short narrative trekking dedicated to children and their parents will be guided by the sweet Azure Fairy! After this beautiful fairy tale, once back in Massiola, you can also visit the interesting Museum of Marble’s Wood. And for gluttons… don’t miss a tasty snack! After this particular adventure dedicated to children, we suggest you to visit a little “pearl”, which is Orta San Giulio at Lake Orta. In the evening a peaceful dinner in hotel and… it’s time for a bedtime story!
3rd day: Angera Fortress
In the morning you reach Angera, a little town located in the southern part of Lake Maggiore, which hosts the majestic “Rocca Borromeo”. Inside this fortress, for children’s happiness, there is great Museum of Dolls and Toys. The exhibition shows more then thousand dolls from eighteenth century until today, in twelve rooms! After this interesting visit… it’s time to go home, but Lake Maggiore and its valleys always await for you with open arms!
Services included in the package:
- 2 nights with half-board rate in 3-star-hotel at Lake Maggiore in 3 or 4-bed-room;
- return transfer by motorboat from Stresa to the Borromean Islands;
- entrance ticket for gardens and palaces of the Borromean Islands;
- ticket narrative trekking in Strona Valley.
Services not included in the package:
- entrance ticket for Borromeo Fortress of Angera (8,50 € adults / 5,50 € children 6-15 y.o.);
- drinks during dinners in hotel;
- hotel city tax.
2 adults and 1 child (3-13 y.o.) in 3-bed-room – starting from 499,00 €
2 adults and 2 children (3-13 y.o.) in 4-bed-room – starting from 578,00 €
Recommended period: from April 25th to 27th, 2014
Length: 2 nights, 3 days, according to hotel availability
Minimum participants: 2 adults and 1 child (3-13 y.o.)
Car required (we consider you moving with your own car), transfer available on request
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