In Vespa between Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta
In the saddle of an Italian icon
Everyday from July until October
The movie Roman Holiday evokes in the collective imagination, the most playful and romantic way to discover the Wonders of the Bel Paese.
Discover the enchanting Lake Orta starting from Lake Maggiore, where you’ll have an optional visit to the famous Umbrella Museum, before continuing with a fun route of winding roads, gentle slopes and lots of unexpected stops in nature.
You’ll travel through small villages: Armeno, Ameno, Gozzano (with the little church of Santa Maria di Luzzara dedicated to Maria’s nativity), San Maurizio d’ Opaglio (home of faucets), before reaching Pella, directly on Lake Orta. Park your Vespa and, after a pleasant walk along the lanes of Pella, reach Imbarcadero Restaurant for some lunch.
In the afternoon leave Pella by motorboat and reach Isola San Giulio. The island, widely known as the Reign of Silence, hides important stories and incredible legends and is dominated by a Romanesque basilica, a bishop’s palace and a huge abbey. After this mystical experience, continue your trip by motorboat to Orta San Giulio: the historical and spiritual heart of Lake Orta.
Now it’s time to go back across the lake to Pella where your Vespa will still be waiting. Back in the saddle again, drive about 40 km to reach your starting point: Lake Maggiore.
Driving through Omegna (where you may stop at Alessi, Lagostina or Piazza outlets), you’ll soon reach Gravellona Toce, an important connection centre between the 2 lakes (Maggiore and Orta) and the Ossola Valley. Driving through Bavenowe, you’ll reach the Pearl of Lake Maggiore (Stresa), where you’ll conclude your Italian day.
Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) “At midnight, I’ll turn into a pumpkin and drive away in my glass slipper”.
When: everyday at 9 a.m.
Where: delivery of the Vespa directly in the hotel
What to bring: comfortable clothing
Duration: full day, at the lates until 6 p.m.
Price: €275.00 per person – minimum participants 2
• Vespa motorbike (125cc) day rental
• Transfer of the motorbike to the hotel
• Vehicle insurance
• Full fuel tank
• 3-course menu with drinks
• Transfers by motorboat (Pella-San Giulio Island-Orta San Giulio-Pella);
- the activity can be cancelled or postponed in case of bad weather conditions
- upon request the activity can be organized at a different time
For booking or information: click here
Another activity?! Kayak, city bike, canyoning… Choose whatever you like!