Arrival at Milan airports or Railway. Meet & greet. Transfer by private car to your 4* hotel in Stresa.
DAY 2: BORROMEAN ISLANDS
Breakfast at your hotel . Meet your private guide at the main lobby of your hotel. With a short walk you will reach the pier; embarkation on the private boat to Isola Bella. Visit the baroque palace of the '600 and charming Italian garden which made the island famous in the world. Built from 1632, the Palace and Gardens of Bella Isle, are the primary attraction of Lake Maggiore. The gardens form an extraordinary, flowered monument laid out over a series of ornate and overlapping terraces, a classic and inimitable example of seventeenth century "Italian garden". At the end the tour goes on to the Isola Pescatori (Fisherman Island). It is occupied almost entirely by an antique, rustic, village, from the tortuous and narrow lanes and preserves the flavour of old age. Lunch at typical restaurant. In the afternoon departure to Isola Madre, the largest of the Borromean Islands. Its gardens, where all manner of peacocks, parrots and pheasants roam freely, are full of rare plants and exotic flowers, helping to create the charm of a tropical land. Isola Madre is particularly famous for its azalea, rhododendron, and camellia blossoms and also for a rarities such as a spectacular Kashmir cypress and palm Jubaeae Spectabilis that reached the venerable age of 125. At the end back to Stresa by boat. Dinner on your own and overnight.
DAY 3 : WINE TASTING IN GHEMME AND LAKE ORTA
Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your English speaking guide and transfer by private car to the Novara Hills between large DOC wine yards and historical locations. Visit a boutique winery. It produces high quality red wines, that are faithful expressions of the land as they are made with native local grapes like the famous Nebbiolo, the renown Ghemme, the ancient Vespolina, the “rare” Bonarda, the popular Barbera, the best kept secrets like Croatina DOC, Fara DOC, Sizzano DOC and Spanna DOC. All the wines are DOC and some of them, like the Ghemme, has the higher Italian classification, DOCG. Their favorable influence on the local microclimate, paired with a good terrain, makes this area perfect for the production of high quality, fine wines. Tasting of four wines with local products. Lunch on your own and trasnfer to Lake Orta, ther “most romantic lake”
The visit of Orta San Giulio starts from Piazza Motta, hearth of the village. It is possible to recognize the sixteenth-century Palazzo della Comunità, the Renaissance Palazzo Gemelli, the fourteenth-century Casa dei Nani and other elegant buildings putting together several architectonic styles. A review culminating with the neo-classical façade of the parish church Parrocchia dell’Assunta. The interiors reveal a painting of 16th century by Cesare Procaccini. Transfer to the pier and embarkation towards the Isle of San Giulio and its magic atmosphere rich of spirituality. Visit of the ancient Romanesque Basilica and the astonishing bas-reliefs of 12th century preserved inside. Walk along the Via del Silenzio that, covered from the opposite direction, changes its name in Via della Meditazione, themes close to spirituality and reflection. At the end way back to your hotel in Stresa. Dinner at your own and overnight.
DAY 4: DEPARTURE
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Milan airports or railways. End of services
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What is included
- Meet & Greet Malpensa airport
- Private transfer Malpensa - Stresa
- 3 overnights at 4* Hotel in Stresa on BB basis
- Private boat Stresa - Borromean islands - Stresa
- Admission at the Palaces and Gardens Borromean Islands ( Isola Bella & Isola Madre)
- Lunch at the typical restaurant Isola Pescatori ( 3 courses drinks not included)
- Full day English speaking guide ( Borromean Islands)
- Private transfer Stresa – Ghemme – Orta – Stresa
- Visit of a cellar in Ghemme with wine tasting of three wines and local products
- Boat on the Lake Orta
- Full day English speaking guide ( Ghemme and lake Orta)
- Private transfer Stresa – Milan
- Bank fee
- City tax ( € 1.50 x pax per night)
- Vat and service charge
THE RATE NOT INCLUDES:
- Meals not included, drinks, gratuities and extras - Anything not specifically mentioned in "What is included"