CULTURE

Week-end d’arte “Borromeo” sul Lago Maggiore

TOUR FOR INDIVIDUAL TRAVELLERS 03 DAYS / 02 NIGHTS
Rate per person in standard double room from Malpensa € 760,00
Rate per person in standard double room from Linate € 915,00
Culture
italian Excellences and Borromeo estates
Day 01 | Milan - Lake Maggiore
Landing at the airport and transfer to Lake Maggiore surroundings by private car. 4* hotel accommodation. Time at your disposal for individual activities and relax. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

Day 02 | Borromean Isles, Lake Maggiore
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with your qualified multilingual-speaking tourist guide. Transfer to ISOLA MADRE by taxi-boat and guided visit to the biggest isle in Borromean Gulf. Fully covered by a botanical garden, in which peacocks, parrots and pheasants live completely free. The isle is renowned for its marvellous bloom of azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and wisteria pergolas. Visit to XVI century palace, rich in furniture coming from the Borromeo Family's historic residences, and where a collection of puppet theatre is kept. Transfer to ISOLA DEI PESCATORI. Lunch at a restaurant with a lake fish menu.
In the afternoon transfer and guided visit to ISOLA BELLA, an undisputed pearl of beauty. 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 disposal for shopping along "Vicolo del Fornello", with some prestigious brands of the so-called Made in Italy: Alessi, Herno, Via Vela 14, Italian Independent, Coolturalbag, Di Luca, Capricci, Acqua di Stresa. Back to the hotel late in the afternoon. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
Day 03 | Borromean Rocca, Lake Maggiore - Milan
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Angera by private car. Meeting with your qualified multilingual-speaking tourist guide to visit ROCCA BORROMEO, a stronghold perched on a rocky spur, overlooking Lake Maggiore. Built by Milan archbishops in XII century, it was contested by the noble Torriani and Visconti families over the centuries. The victory of the latter took place at the same time with the extension and the embellishment of its interiors. The Room of Justice, which houses a cycle of XIII century frescoes by an anonymous painter, is extraordinarily beautiful. The stronghold houses the Museum of the Doll and of the Toy. Transfer to the airport by private car.
THE RATE INCLUDES:
N. 02 overnights in a standard room at a 4* hotel in the Lake Maggiore area, with Half-Board treatment (menu 3 courses – drinks included);
Private transportation from/to the Milanese airports on day 01 and day 03;
Public transportation by taxi-boat during the Borromean Isles on day 02;
Entrance tickets to: Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Rocca Borromeo;
Lunch at a typical restaurant on the Isola dei Pescatori (menu 3 courses - drinks included);
Private tourist guide inside the Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Rocca Borromeo;
English speaking telephone assistance by Travel-Lab T.O. & D.M.C.

THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Private assistance during the stay;
Lunch on day 01, 03;
City-tax;
Organizzazione tecnica: Travel-Lab T.O. & D.M.C.
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