Flowers and art between lakes
Flowers and art will be the main features of this holiday. Travelling among Italian gardens and marvellous English style parks on the shores of Lake Maggiore, visit the fascinating Borromean Islands and the pearl of Lake Orta: Orta San Giulio, with its "magic" island! A classic tour of Lake Maggiore and surroundings, perfect for discovering this area...
1st day: Arrival in Stresa at Lake Maggiore
Arrival in Stresa at Lake Maggiore and accommodation in a 3-star-hotel. Free time and overnight in hotel.
2nd day: Borromean Islands
Visit of the famous Borromean Islands. From Stresa departure by motorboat to reach the "Isola Bella" (Beautiful Island) with its wonderful Baroque palace and Italian style garden, where you stop for lunch in a good restaurant. Then you reach the "Isola Superiore dei Pescatori" (Fishermen's Island) with its typical fishermen's village and to end the day visit of the "Isola Madre" (Mother Island) with its gorgeous English style garden.
3rd day: Villa Taranto and Lake Orta
The morning is dedicated to the visit of Villa Taranto, a wonderful garden located in Pallanza. By car you reach this unique garden created by Captain Mc Eacharn in 1931. Today this garden is one of the most important botanical gardens in Europe. After the visit the excursion continues to Lake Orta, one of the most romantic Italian lakes. Orta San Giulio is a little jewel of history and art. The old palaces in the centre, the "San Giulio" Island, the Holy Mountain dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi and much more...
4th day: Departure
Departure after breakfast.
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE:
3 nights with breakfast in 3-star-hotel in Stresa in double room;
return transfer by motorboat from Stresa to the Borromean Islands;
entrance ticket for gardens and palaces of the Borromean Islands;
lunch at Ristolounge Elvezia on the "Isola Bella" (3-course-menu, drinks not included).
entrance ticket Botanical Garden Villa Taranto (10,00 € per person);
hotel city tax.