Easter 2017 on Lake Maggiore and its surroundings

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Easter 2017 on Lake Maggiore and its surroundings


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, “Fisherman’s Island” named after the old occupation of its inhabitants. Here you can enjoy a walk through the alleys, visit the typical shops of the medieval village and taste a refreshing gelato on the lakefront.

The last stop of the day is dedicated to Isola Bella, to discover its extraordinary baroque Palace and the Italian garden on ten terraces overlooking the lake, which offer an elegant panorama. 

After the visit, you will have a delicious lunch at Ristolounge Elvezia on the island.

Return to the hotel and overnight stay.

Third day: Orta San Giulio

In the morning, you will arrive on your own in Orta San Giulio, situated on Lake Orta, for a visit of the town center and a walk through the characteristic alleys. Here you can find small shops where you can buy typical and traditional products.

Possibility to reach the San Giulio Island for a visit of its magnificent church.

In the afternoon, we advise you to take a walk up to the Sacred Mount, dedicated to the life of Saint Francis of Assisi, for a visit to its chapels and to admire the enchanting panorama which plunges down into the lake.

Return to the hotel and overnight stay.

Fourth day: Cable car to Mount Mottarone 

Mount Mottarone is renowned for its breathtaking views.  

It is nicknamed the “mountain of the seven lakes” for its dominant position, which offers an unforgettable panorama of seven subalpine lakes (Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Varese etc.), the Italian and Swiss Alps and the Po Valley. Possibility to have lunch in a restaurant situated near the ski slope to savour the local cuisine.

Services included in the package:

- 3 nights in double room, half board with breakfast buffet and dinner in 3* hotel in Stresa;
- motorboat transfer from Stresa to the Borromean Islands (Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori) and return;
- entrance to Palaces and Gardens of Isola Madre and Isola Bella;
- 3-course lunch (drinks not included) at Ristolounge Elvezia, Isola Bella;

- two-way ticket to Monte Mottarone by cable car;
- local city tax for 2 persons for 3 nights.

Package price: € 362,00 per person in double room, in 3-star hotel

Recommended period: from 14th to 17th April 2017

Length: 3 nights, 4 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 and 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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