Escape from the city, in less than two hours you will get to one of the most beautiful lakes of Italy and Europe: Lake Maggiore, with its antique charm, elegance and timeless beauty.
The tour will begin with your private driver collecting you from your hotel in Milan, after a 1.5hr drive you will reach Stresa, our first tour site.
From there, together with your private driver will reach the two Borromeo Islands with a water-taxi: Isola Bella and the Fishermen’s Island. Isola Bella (Beautiful Island) hosts the Borromeo Palace, one of the family residencies built on 1630’s . The building has a unique Italian-style garden, visited by thousands of people every year for his elegance in geometrical formations. The water-taxi will the take you to the Fishermen’s Island, where you can enjoy a relaxed lunchtime in one of the family-run restaurants, overlooking the lake. After lunch, the tour will proceed with a car-ferry ride to the opposite side of the lake, from Verbania to Laveno.
If time allows, after a very short car-ride will reach the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, a 14th century monastery perched on the eastern rocky side of the Lake. The visit of the monastery require a 15min step-walk or a very inexpensive elevator service.
The tour will then conclude with a transfer back to your hotel in Milan or other selected location.
Your hotel in Milan area (different location may be agreed)
Suggested departure from 8:00am to 9:30am
You can customize your tour according to your needs and preferences, our staff would be happy to inform you about different options, alternative routes and sites. We also provide a SPECIAL TOUR on the Lake featured a sail-boat tour of the lake: Sailing Tour of Lake Maggiore .
Your private driver will welcome you at your hotel in Milan
Driving guided transfer to Lake Maggiore, visit to local towns along the coast: Arona, Meina, Lesa and Stresa
Visit the beautiful islands by water-taxi: Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori (Fishermen island)
visit the hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, perched on the west shore of Lake Maggiore
In about 1h30m you will reach back your hotel in Milan