Franciacorta an unforgettable triangle of lakes
Franciacorta an unforgettable triangle of lakes, Italy counts more than 1,500 lakes, but most of the largest are in the north, where the Alps form a mountainous boundary with countries farther north. This trip allows you to discover three of these lakes: Lago d’Iseo, Lago di Como and Lago Maggiore. We will begin with the Lago d’Iseo, and the Francia Corta area, where the sparkling wines of the same name is produced. Next stop is Lago di Como, and two hiking that will give us stunning views. The last lake will be Lago Maggiore, with a fascinating navigation around the Borromean Islands, with their typical palaces and lush gardens. A mixture of hiking, culture, stunning scenery, and good food and wine, to discover a real fascinating area of Italy. Follow us on Facebook!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS HOLIDAY
- Wine tasting in the famous Francia Corta area
- The famous and charming town of Bellagio
- The panoramic and breath-taking view from Monte Grona and Monte Generoso
- The navigation in the Borromean Island: stunning scenery and lavish gardens
- Traditional fresh pasta: Bigoli, Cappelloni, Gnocchi, Pizzocheri
- Wines and liqueurs: Valtellina Superiore,Sforzato di Valtellina, Moscato di Scanzo
- Robiola, Taleggio, Stracchino, Salame Brianza, Bresaola della Valtellina, Luganega, Olive oil, Peverada
|IMPORTANT NOTE||The schedule might be subject to change; Depending on your needs and your requests, we can provide you individual services (accomodation, land service, guide service, single tours and activities) or a full package tour;|
|Availability||January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December|
|What is included||1 night accommodation at hotel in Stresa, 2 nights accommodation at hotel in Iseo, 3 nights accommodation at hotel in Lanzo d’Intelvi, 6 dinners, wine&beverages included, 6 morning breakfasts, 6 packed or picnic lunches, Back up guide, Boat ticket Monte Isola/Iseo, Boat ticket Varenna/Bellagio/Tremezzo (or Menaggio), Boat trip on Lago Maggiore, Entrance and Wine tasting in a wine cellar in Corte Franca, Entrance to the Cluniacense Abbey of San Pietro in Lamose, Entrance to Torbiere del Sebino, Entrance to Villa Melzi d’Eril in Bellagio, Entrances to Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori, Hotel local tax, Local guide for visit in one of the Lago Maggiore island, Professional Official Guide, Transportation in private van 9 seats (8+1)|
|What is not included||– All not expressed in the “What is included”, − Personal Expenses|
DAY 1 – MILAN MALPENSA AIRPORT / ISEO
Arrival in Milano Malpensa airport and transfer by private bus to a wine cellar in Corte Franca. Visit of the wine cellar and wine tasting with a light. Check in at hotel in Iseo. Visit with local guide to the “Torbiere del Sebino” and the Cluniacense Abbey of San Pietro in Lamose. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight hotel.
DAY 2 – MONTE ISOLA
Boat transfer to the island of “Monte Isola”. The island is 4.5 m2, and it is Italy’s largest island located in a lake. Monte Isola is virtually car free, except for the priest and the postman. Hiking tour on the island, with pic-nic lunch. Return to the hotel in Iseo. Dinner and overnight in restaurant.
DAY 3 – ISEO / LANZO D’INTELVI: COMO LAKE
Transfer to the Como Lake. Short tour of Varenna, and then boat transfer from Varenna to Bellagio. In Bellagio, after a light lunch in restaurant, we will visit the gardens of Villa Melzi d’Eril. Transfer by ferry from Bellagio to Tremezzo and continuation by bus to Lanzo d’Intelvi. Accommodation in hotel in Lanzo d’Intelvi. Dinner and overnight hotel.
DAY 4 – MONTE GRONA
Day trip to Monte Grona. Start/end point Breglia. Although the walk does become gentler it is a long climb but never too strenuous. This area is extremely wild and we may see some rare and amazing birdlife. Once at the top, we will be rewarded with some of the most breath-taking views of the Italian and Swiss Alps. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Lanzo d’Intelvi.
DAY 5 – MONTE GENEROSO
Day trip to Monte Generoso. Hike directly from the hotel and light lunch (Restaurant Vetta on the top of Monte Generoso or alternative light lunch). From the top of Monte Generoso (1704m), you will enjoy the 360° the most beautiful panorama of the Canton Ticino among the most fascinating in Switzerland. Ranging from the Apennines to the Alps it allows you to admire from Northern Italy, the region of the Lakes and the Alps. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Lanzo d’Intelvi.
DAY 6 – LAGO MAGGIORE / STRESA
Departure to Lago Maggiore. Navigation to Borromeo Islands: Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre. Visit of the gardens and the palaces of Isola Bella and Isola Madre (one of these visits will be with local guide). Light lunch at restaurant in one of the island. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Stresa.
DAY 7 – STRESA / MILANO MALPENSA AIRPORT
Free time in Stresa until departure time. End of the services.