Holiday in Stresa at Lake Maggiore for Offshore 2013
Offshore in Stresa at Lake Maggiore
August 30th – September 1st, 2013
Italy Grand Prix of Xcat World Championship: what a wonderful occasion to visit Stresa, Lake Maggiore and its surrounding area?! But what is that exactly?! This is the class on which all motorbike’s teams aim! During weekend August 30th – September 1st the Pearl of Lake Maggiore, Stresa, will be agian the World Boat Offshore’s Capital, after previous editions in 2009 and 2010.
To enjoy this spectacular sporting event, which will attract husbands, wifes and also children, we suggest you a holiday to discover the most beautiful Piedmontese Lakes!
Friday, August 30th: Orta Lake
late morning arrival at one the most romantic Italian lakes: Orta Lake. The town of Orta San Giulio will charm you with its historical beauty, ancient houses decorated with frescoes and narrow medieval alleys. We suggest you to get lunch in one of the many good restaurants of the centre and in the afternoon you can catch a motorboat to reach the “isola di San Giulio” (St. Giulio island), a very small island with a magnificent church and a peaceful nunnery. After your return in Orta San Giulio if you want to have a walk, you can walk up to the Sacred Mount, where 21 chapels show St. Francis’s life. Late afternoon arrival in Stresa for the check-in in hotel. In the evening you can’t miss a gourmet dinner in a restaurant of Stresa or around, to taste regional flavors! Overnight in hotel.
Saturday, August 31st: Borromeo Islands
after a good breakfast in hotel, you will be ready to start a pleasant day on the Borromeo Islands. Departure by motorboat to reach the first stop: the “isola Bella“ (Beautiful Island) with its fabulous baroque palace and Italian style gardens with ten terraces over the lake. Around lunch time the excursion continues on the “isola Superiore dei Pescatori” (Fishermen’s Island). Its name comes from the main activity of its inhabitants, we suggest you to visit the small church and also a pleasant walk to discover its medieval charm and its characteristic narrow alleys. Lunch in a typical restaurant of the island and a little bit of time for “made in Italy” shopping! In the afternoon visit of the third island, the “isola Madre” (Mother Island). His particular botanical garden is famous for the flowering of camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas as well as wisterias, in this rich and lush vegetation beautiful peacocks, pheasants and other birds live free. Europe’s biggest specimen of Kashmir cypress grows here. In 2006 it was severely damaged by a hurricane and it survived thanks to the loving care of the island’s gardeners. Evening free for a walk on along lake waterfront…
Sunday, September 1st: Stresa Offshore 2013
breakfast and hotel check-out. After that we suggest you to reach the elegant lake waterfront promenade of Stresa to enjoy the Italy Grand Prix of Xcat World Championship – Offshore 2013, which will take place in front of Stresa on Sunday, September 1st after some trials during the previous two days. Unique opportunity to admire these special boats able to reach a top speed of 190 kilometers per hour and whiz in the beautiful Borromeo Gulf of Lake Maggiore. Free day to enjoy this unique sporting spectacle for the wonderful landscape in which it takes place. Before leaving last shopping and last ice-cream among Stresa’s narrow alleys. Then you will be ready to say goodbye to Stresa, see you for the next Offshore edition in 2014 and 2015!
Services included in the package:
- 2 nights, BB-rate in 3 or 4-star-hotel in Stresa or surrounding area by Lake Maggiore, in standard double room with breakfast buffet (city-tax excluded, to pay directly in hotel);
- transfer by motorboat to reach the “isola di San Giulio”;
- gourmet dinner in a restaurant in Stresa or surrounding area, 3-course-menu, drinks not included;
- transfer by motorboat to reach the Borromeo Islands;
- entry to mansion and garden of the “isola Bella” and the “isola Madre”;
- lunch in a typical restaurant of the “isola Superiore dei Pescatori”, 3-course-menu, drinks not included.
Package price: starting from 224,00 € per person in double room, in 3-star-hotel
Package price: starting from 298,00 € per person in double room, in 4-star-hotel
Recommended period: from August 30th to September 1st, 2013
Length: 2 nights, 3 days, according to hotel availability
Minimum participants: 2 people
Car required (we consider you moving with your own car), transfer available on request
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