A trip to discover the gloriously unspoilt Lake d'Orta, its medieval village and small island, together with the more elegant Lago Maggiore, Stresa and Isola Bella
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Jewels of Milan Lake District: Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta. Stresa, Isola Bella, Orta San Giulio, San Giulio island
Milano boasts one of Europe’s most beautiful lake districts, and this day-trip will give you everything you absolutely cannot miss: Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta in a single day.
Let the driver come to pick you up from your hotel on a comfortable minivan equipped with wi-fi and minibar and enjoy the route. The guide will take care of you in order to make you spend a free-stress day.
Once arrived in Stresa, the most aristocratic town of the area, you’ll board on a private boat toward the enchanting Isola Bella, home of one of the most influencing and powerful dynasties in Italy and its treasures: Borromeo residence and its gardens.
For the lunch break, you can decide either to enjoy some free time in Stresa or to reserve a gourmet lunch in a picturesque restaurant at a stunning location between the hills with breathtaking views of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding mountains (the cost will be 40 euro per person).
After the lunch break, the afternoon will be dedicated to a wonderful hidden gem of the Lake District, Lake Orta. You’ll drive toward the Orta Lake following a panoramic route.
With its small surface, this charming lake and its romantic views, not to mention the marvellous art-deco villas and its crystal clear blue waters will surely seduce you. You’ll take a walk on the town of Orta San Giulio, enjoying the laid-back atmosphere that characterizes this lake. A visit by boat to San Giulio island, that seems to emerge from Medieval Time, is a must that you can’t miss.
The trip back to Milan is scheduled in the late afternoon.
MilanoWow: MilanoWow is a Milan-based company specialised in one day-trips for small groups by minivan, in collaboration with professional tour guides.
Places: Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta. Stresa, Isola Bella, Orta San Giulio, San Giulio island
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