Around EXPO 2015 – Lake Maggiore


Posted on 18th February, by sapori in What’s up, Where, When, How. No Comments

Around EXPO 2015 – Lake Maggiore

Available every day from May 1st to October 31st 2015

Visit the global event of the year, the Milan Expo 2015, with the added bonus of discovering Stresa and scenic Lake Maggiore! This short break will take you from the universal exhibition on sustainability, technology and agriculture to the magnificent gardens, antique artwork and baroque and liberty architecture of Stresa and the Borromean Gulf. Experience the contrast between this global, multicultural event and the historical charm of the Borromean Islands.

PROGRAMME:

1st day

Arrival, check-in at 3* Hotel in Stresa, dinner in a gourmet restaurant located in the heart of Stresa.

2nd day
After breakfast you leave Stresa to visit the Expo 2015 in Milan. The theme of this years universal exhibition is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life: a topic that underlines the importance of sustainability and bridges the gap between traditional cultural values and the use of new technology in the food- and agricultural industries, paying attention to the impact on the planet.
The brand new exhibition area extends over 1,1 million square meters where the 140 participating countries can welcome the estimated 20 million visitors during the 6 month exhibition. The site is divided into pavilions and nine different clusters, each one with a specific theme spanning from chocolate and spices to agriculture in arid zones. There are also thematic areas like the Future Food District, a Biodiversity Park and an area dedicated to Food & Art as well as restaurants and shops.
The site is reachable by car or by train with departure from Baveno, Stresa and Verbania. By car the journey will take about 55 minutes and there are parking possibilities adjacent to the site. By train you will comfortably reach the site directly from Stresa without intermediate train changes. Times and fares vary based on the type of train.
Opening hours of the exhibition: from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. You are free to choose your own schedule according to what best suits your needs.
Back to the hotel and overnight.

3rd day
After breakfast, by private motorboat you reach the Borromean Islands. First stop: Isola Madre (Mother island) to visit its magnificent lush garden, home not only to exotic plants and trees but also beautiful peacocks, pheasants and other birds. You will continue on to Isola Bella (Beautiful island) with its incredible baroque palace and Italian-style-garden with its ten terraces overlooking the lake, after which you will have a delicious 3-course lunch at the island’s Ristorante Elvezia. Your last stop of the day is Isola Superiore dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s island) where you can stroll through the narrow alleys and browse the typical shops of the quaint medieval village.
Back to the hotel and overnight.

4th day
After breakfast, check-out and departure.

INCLUDING :
• 3 overnights in double room, breakfast buffet, 3* Hotel on Lake Maggiore
• 3-course dinner (drinks excluded) in a gourmet restaurant located in the heart of Stresa
• Entrance ticket to the universal exhibition Milan Expo 2015
• Private shared motorboat service from Stresa to the Borromean Islands (Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori) and return
• Entrance fee to Palaces and Gardens of Isola Madre and Isola Bella
• 3-course lunch (drinks excluded) at Ristorante Elvezia, Isola Bella
• Local city tax : 2 persons for 3 nights

Package price: Euro 345,00 per person in double room in 3* hotel
Min. participants : 2 people

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

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

For information and booking      Click here

   





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