Bob – Lake Maggiore
If you still want to see old traditional Italy then come to Lake Maggiore. It is still a beautiful old and elegant Lake and full of charm.
The 9 day tour means you have an overnight in Metz or Saarbrucken, then the following day a wonderful scenic drive through the Alsace heading for Switzerland. The afternoon you continue through Switzerland then a glorious drive all down the Lake to Stresa, our resort for 6 nights.
We stay in the Milan Speranza, opposite the lake. The hotel, staff and all we meet in the Milan Speranza make us feel that we are part of a family. Everyone we have taken on this holiday has been most impressed with the Milan Speranza and its staff. We have passengers coming back time after time. The resort is elegant and quietly up market. Even Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria adored the place.
While we are in Stresa our excursions take us to the famous Borromean Islands, a mountain drive up to Macugnaga, a beautiful day out to Lake Como, a visit to Lake Orta and San Giulio which is almost biblical. A wonderful and adventurous day is had on the Centovalli Train Journey taking us all up through the mountains to Locarno in Switzerland. We then take the old elegant ferry boat home to Stresa.
Stresa has so much to offer. Beautiful shops and elegant promenade, bars and cafes adorn the lake front for passenger to enjoy the view of Isola Bella, Isla Pescatore and Isola Madre, the Mother Island. In the evening there is always something going on in the two main squares, bands, singers, choirs and orchestras all visit throughout the summer.
A sad farewell on the Friday as we begin our drive out of the lake, re-tracing our steps through Switzerland towards our overnight stay in Luxembourg.
A truly memorable holiday, well worth a visit, which I can assure you that one visit to Lake Maggiore isn’t going to be enough for you.
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