Picturesque Lake Maggiore, just south of the Alps, is a relaxing holiday destination with a temperate climate, pristine mountain views and splendid villas dotted around the lake. Lake Como is best known for its historic villas, the most celebrated being Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, Villa d'Este in Cernobbio and Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio.
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Fly to Milan. Collect your hire car (based on group B car rental) and drive to Stresa. Stay 4 nights at the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees (or similar). (N)
Full days at leisure to explore Lake Maggiore and the nearby area. We would suggest a visit to the Borromean islands with their baroque palaces and English gardens, the picturesque town of Baveno or the medieval Unesco-listed town of Orta San Giulio. There are various small palaces and botanic gardens dotted around the lake, with Villa Taranto perhaps being the highlight. (B)
This morning drive to Menaggio on Lake Como. Stay at the Grand Hotel Victoria (or similar) for 3 nights. (B)
Full days at leisure to explore Lake Como and the nearby area. We would suggest a visit to the town of Bellagio and the magnifi cent Villa Carlotta with its museum and botanical gardens.
The town of Como contains a number of interesting museums and is just a short drive from Menaggio. (B)
Drive to Milan airport and drop off your hire car. Fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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Located just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Stresa and facing the famed Borromean Islands, the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromées, built in 1861, has played host to a number of prominent guests including Ernest Hemingway. Luxury guest rooms, decorated in the Belle Epoque era style, are combined with first class facilities such as the elegant Restaurant Il Borromeo, a health club and a swimming pool to offer an enchanting stay in elegant...
The 4 star Grand Hotel Victoria is a historic hotel, originally built in 1890, which has been decorated in keeping with its 19th century heritage. It is located in Menaggio on Lake Como and has wonderful views of the lake towards Bellagio. The hotel has 55 rooms and suites and a restaurant with two dining areas, including the veranda in the garden. There is also a large open air swimming pool in the splendid...
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MON2018: 7 Nights