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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 magnificent
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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MON2019: 7 Nights