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Our country is worldwide known for its ancient history, artistic jewels, different local traditions, tasteful cuisine and for the possibility of practicing several sports activities.


We want to present you an area of Italy in which those elements combine with the beauty of a breathtaking landscape, to give your Customers a dreamful holiday: the Lake District of Northern Italy.
The territory that stretches from Lake Maggiore to Lake Como and includes Lake Lugano and the smallest ones of Orta and of

Varese and the eastern area with Lake Garda and Iseo is the "frame" in which we want to organize cultural, sports and wine-gastronomical travels, including the surrounding area and cities such us Milan, Turin, Bergamo, Verona, Venice.


We can guarantee you an excellent result for any of your projects and we can definitely affirm that, in the Lake District of Northern Italy, we can meet any request for travel tailor-made services, reserved to you.

LAKE COMO

SAILING AND WALKING
AT VARENNA - 4 h.

Meeting with a private licensed tourist guide at Tremezzo / Bellagio.

Private cruise by taxi-boat in order to admire the central part of Lario Lake and the peninsula of Bellagio, where the lake forks.

 

During the cruise you will admire some other lakeside villages of the province of Como and Lecco, including Menaggio, Cadenabbia and Limonta. Landing at Varenna for an easy 30 minutes'walk  on a cobbled path to reach the Castle of Vezio, perched on a panoramic promontory.

 

From the ancient military outpost, you will climb up the tower,  then you will walk along its defensive walls and basements, in a natural environment dotted with evocative ghost-like statues. Back to Bellagio by private taxi-boat.

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€ 142 per person

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LAKE COMO

LAKE LUGANO

LUGANO AMONG AIR,
WATER AND LAND - 7 h.

Meeting with a private driver in Como. Transfer to Lugano (CH) by car/minivan and meeting with a  licensed tourist guide. A pleasant mini-cruise (1 hour), by public ferry-boat to Melide, Campione d’Italia, and Gandria (famous for its olive trees and vineyards), during which you will enjoy the most important lakeside villages and their surroundings. Back to Lugano for a walking guided tour. 

The leading city of the Italian-speaking Swiss Canton of Ticino sprawls along the shores of Lake Lugano luxuriously, embraced by San Salvatore and Brè mounts. It is rich in art: such as the lakefront church dedicated to St. Mary of Angels (Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angioli), dating back to 1499 and frescoed by Bernardino Luini (Leonardo da Vinci’s pupil), in Renaissance style. Time at your leisure for lunch. In the afternoon you will appreciate the splendor of Monte Rosa, the Bernese and Vallese Alps as they can be watched from the top of  the sunniest Swiss mountain. Ever since 1908, a cable railway has  been leading visitors from Cassarate to Mount Bré (933 metres a.s.l.) in a quarter of an hour. After a short walk, back to Lugano and to Como by car/minivan.

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€ 176 per person

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LAKE LUGANO

LAKE MAGGIORE

A PRIVATE CRUISE ALONG THE BORROMEAN GULF WITH BRUNCH ON BOARD - 4 h.

Meeting with a private licensed tourist guide at Stresa or Baveno.

A pleasant cruise on Lake Maggiore by private taxi-boat to enjoy the panoramic view of the central part of the lake and of the main places of interest: Baveno, Stresa and the Borromean Islands.

The first stop will be on the well-known “Isola Madre”, in order to enjoy a guided visit to the largest island, fully covered with a botanic garden, rich in rare plants and exotic flowers, where peacocks, parrots and pheasants live. Dock on “Isola dei Pescatori” for a pleasant walk.

On your way back, you will enjoy a tasteful and elegant brunch on board. Back to Stresa/Baveno

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€ 141 per person

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LAKE MAGGIORE

LAKE ISEO

A FULL DAY AMONG THE BEAUTIES OF MONTEISOLA AND FRANCIACORTA - 7 h.

Meeting with a private licensed tour guide at Sulzano. 
A pleasant cruise on Lake Iseo by private taxi-boat, in order to enjoy a complete tour with amazing perspectives around its three islands (San Paolo, Loreto and Monteisola).

 

Dock on Monteisola, the largest inhabited lake island in Europe. It is like a green 600-meter-high mountain, just in the middle of the lake. Walking tour at Peschiera Maraglio, an ancient fishing village, where you can breathe a surreal atmosphere, immersed into the calm of gorgeous surroundings. Here you can visit an operative shipyard, where the traditional fishing boats, called “naècc”, are built and whose origins fade away into past legends. Time at your leisure for lunch.

 

Transfer to Franciacorta by private car/minivan for a guided visit to a winery for an explanation about Franciacorta method. Special tasting of two different kinds of renowned local wines with salami and Grana Padano Cheese. Back to Sulzano by private car/minivan.

 

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€ 107 per person

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LAKE ISEO

LAKE GARDA

DISCOVERING SIRMIONE
AMONG ART, NATURE AND WINE - 4 h.

Meeting with a licensed private tourist guide at Sirmione. Because of its enviable position at the end of a peninsula, stretching out into the lake, and the charming views of its old centre, Sirmione is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Lake Garda, chosen and loved by artists and poets of all ages for its charming atmosphere and beauty. A mini-cruise by private taxi-boat in order to enjoy a tour of the peninsula overlooking Maria Callas’s villa and the archaeological site of Catullo’s Grottoes. Stop at Fonte Boiola to admire the bubbles of an underwater spring that flows from the bottom of the lake, after overtaking the Medieval Castle and passing under the bridge entrance of the village. A short walking guided tour of the historical centre, and at the end of the tour, you will have a special local Italian wine tasting at a cute wine concern.

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€ 69 per person

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LAKEGARDA

LAKE ORTA

ORTA BETWEEN ITS LAKE
AND ITS HOLY MOUNT - 7 h.

Meeting with a private driver and transfer from Stresa/Baveno by car/minivan.
Meeting with a licensed tour guide at Orta. 
Walking tour to the intimate historical centre in order to discover the jewels of that beautiful lakeside village: narrow alleys, ancient buildings, rich churches and picturesque corners. Mini-cruise by public taxi-boat to St. Julius’s isle, where tourists will enjoy the visit to the Basilica close to which there is the monumental old Seminary. The small island, just west of the lakeshore village of Orta San Giulio, takes its name from a local patron saint (Julius of Novara), who lived in the second half of IV century. Time at leisure for individual lunch, individual activities or shopping. In the afternoon guided visit to the Holy Mont of Orta. With its over thirteen hectares, it is a “Special Nature Reserve”. Moreover, in 2003 it was included, on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites. It is made up of 21 chapels located on a striking natural path at the top of Saint Nicholas Mountain (400 m. a.s.l), where the church rises together with the Franciscan Convent. From the top of the hill, your eyes can enjoy a wonderful panorama overlooking the lake. Back to Stresa/Baveno by private car/minivan.

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€ 100 per person

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LAKE ORTA


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