Spend your Easter in Italy! The best way to enjoy your bank holidays is by choosing that tour between Lake Maggiore and Lake Como. Close to the Milan airports,
they are worldwide known for their main attractions: from historical centres of cute villages to amazing natural landscapes, wonderful mansion and imprensive colored gardens and parks:
Let us know if you wish to enrich that tour by adding some experiences too, such as cooking classes, wine tastings, private cruises at sunset with aperitif on board and much more…
Moreover… The more you are, the less you pay!
DAY 01 – Friday 10th April 2020 – LAKE MAGGIORE
Landing at the airport and transfer to Lake Maggiore surroundings by self-drive car.
Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Stresa or Baveno. Time at your leisure for individual activities, relax and individual dinner. Overnight at th hotel.
DAY 02 – Saturday 11th April 2020 – BORROMEAN ISLES, LAKE MAGGIORE
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by public taxi-boat to ISOLA BELLA (the Beautiful Island). Meeting with your private qualified multilingual-speaking tourist guide for a complete visit (mansion and gardens)
The construction of the baroque palace started in 1632 thanks to Carlo III Borromeo, who dedicated it to Isabella d’Adda, his wife. Their son Vitaliano carried on the project and he wanted the magnificent setting of its blooming terraced gardens. The palace boasts a precious collection of painting and rooms rich in tapestries, furniture and objects of art.
Time at your leisure for shopping along “Vicolo del Fornello”, with some prestigious brands of the so-called Made in Italy. Transfer to ISOLA DEI PESCATORI (the Fishermen’s Island) by public taxi-boat.
Belonging to the well-known Borromean Gulf, it is the most picturesque of them, as well as the only one to be permanently inhabited. The ancient small village is characterized by narrow lanes with two-story houses, with long balconies traditionally used for drying fish. Its unmistakable skyline is punctuated by the pointed spire of San Vittore Church, which is a national monument and preserves its original apse with a single lancet window dated back to XI century. Time at your leisure for lunch. In the afternoon, time at your leisure in order to discover Stresa or Baveno historical centres by your own.
Individual dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03 – Sunday 12th April 2020 – COMO & BRUNATE, LAKE COMO
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Lake Como surroundings by self-drive car. (about 1 hour and 30 minutes length)
Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Como or Cernobbio. Time at your leisure for individual activities, relax and individual lunch.
In the afternoon meeting in COMO with your private qualified multilingual-speaking tourist guide for a pleasant walking tour to its historical centre in order to discover the jewels of that beautiful lakeside city. Founded by the Romans, it is surrounded by medieval walls on its three sides and it has many cute squares, elegant mansions and lots of monuments: the Cathedral is the best-known, thanks to its Gothic and Renaissance features and precious works of art. The tour will include an amazing experinece: by cableway onto the cute touristic village of BRUNATE (about 700 m. above the sea level) to enjoy the panorama over the lake. Back to Como, time at your leisure for shopping and dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04 – Monday 13th April 2020 – BELLAGIO & VILLA MELZI D’ERIL, LAKE COMO
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting in Como with your private qualified multilingual-speaking tourist guide.
Cruise by speedy public hydrofoil towards BELLAGIO, “the pearl of Lake Como”, situated on the tip of a promontory at the end of a mountainous chain where the lake forks.
A private guided visit to the huge poark of VILLA MELZI D’ERIL, built between 1808 and 1810 for Francesco Melzi d’Eril (1753-1816), Duke of Lodi, Vice President of the Italian Republic under Napoleon and then Grand Chancellor of the Napoleonic Reign of Italy. The English-style gardens were designed by the architect Luigi Canonica and by the botanist Luigi Villoresi and are rich of rare plants, flowers and important statues. Then, you will enjoy a stroll in the historical centre along the narrow alleys dotted by cute shops and restaurant. Time at your leisure for lunch, individual activities and shopping. Back to Como by hydrofoil by your own. Time at your lesiure for dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 05 – Tuesday 14th April 2020
Breakfast at the hotel.
Back to the airport by self-drive car. End of services.
>>> € 655 PER PERSON