Easter’s short break at Lake Maggiore
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, return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Second day: Lake Maggiore Express
After breakfast, you will leave Stresa by train to reach Domodossola.
Your excursion will continue with an unforgettable journey with the panoramic train of the Centovalli; a bridge between Italy and Switzerland which, across the Vigezzo Valley and Centovalli Valley, will eventually take you back to the lake in Locarno, in Switzerland. Along the route is possible to have a break in one of the quaint mountain villages in the Vigezzo Valley, for example in Santa Maria Maggiore, where you can find “Museo dello Spazzacamino”, a museum dedicated to the trade of the chimney sweep, or in Re for a visit to the renowned Sanctuary “Madonna del Sangue”.
In the afternoon, a scenic cruise along the lake awaits to once again reach the Borromean Gulf and the lakefront in Stresa. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Third day: The Borromean Island 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.
Check-out and departure.
Services included in the package:
- 2 nights in double room, half board with breakfast buffet and dinner in 3* hotel in Stresa;
- entrance fee to the Botanical Garden of Villa Taranto;
- One-day ticket for Lake Maggiore Express;
- motorboat transfer 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 not included) at Ristolounge Elvezia, Isola Bella;
- local city tax for 2 persons for 2 nights.
Package price: € 332,00 per person in double room, in 3-star hotel
Recommended period: from 14th to 17th April 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 and Verbania
Car required (all land transfers are intended by private car), transfer service available upon request
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