A relaxing tour in the northern lake district between spa centers and art
Three lakes, nature, a lot of art and modern SPA centers for a rich tour which combines pleasant daily trips and time at your leisure for relax in indoor and outdoor swimming pool, different kinds of saunas and turkish baths! Lakes Maggiore, Iseo and Garda are waiting for you in some of their well-known resorts: Premia, Boario and Sirmione.
DAY 1 – ANGERA, LAKE MAGGIORE
Landing at the airport, transfer to Angera by private car. Meeting with a qualified tourist guide to visit the ROCCA BORROMEO, a stronghold perched on a rocky spur overlooking Lake Maggiore. Built by some Milan archbishops in XII century, The Torriani and the Visconti noble families competed for it for a long time. The Room of Justice is definitely superb with its XIII century cycle of frescoes by an anonymous painter. The Rocca houses the Museum of the Doll and the Toy. Transfer to the surroundings of Lake Maggiore by private car. Accommodation at a SPA hotel. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
DAY 2 – BORROMEAN ISLES, LAKE MAGGIORE
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with your qualified multilingual-speaking tourist guide. Transfer to ISOLA MADRE by taxi-boat and guided visit to the biggest isle in the Borromean Gulf. Fully covered by a botanical garden, renowned for its marvelous bloom of azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and wisteria pergolas. Visit to XVI century palace, rich in furniture coming from the Borromeo Family’s historic residences, and where a collection of puppet theatre is kept. Transfer to ISOLA DEI PESCATORI. Lunch at a restaurant. In the afternoon transfer and guided visit to ISOLA BELLA. The construction of the Baroque Palace started in 1632 thanks to Carlo III Borromeo, who dedicated it to Isabella d’Adda, his wife. Their son Vitaliano carried on the project and he wanted the magnificent setting of its blooming terraced gardens. The palace boasts a precious collection of painting and rooms rich in tapestries, furniture and objects of art. Time at your leisure for shopping along “Vicolo del Fornello”, with some prestigious brands of the so-called Made in Italy. Back to the hotel late in the afternoon. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
DAY 3 – PREMIA
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to PREMIA by private car. Full day at your leisure to be spent inside the homonymous SPA, situated in Antigorio Valley, surrounded by mountains and natural parks. Back to the hotel late in the afternoon. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
DAY 4 – LAKE ISEO
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Sulzano by private car. Meeting with a qualified tourist guide. Cruise on the LAKE ISEO around its three isles (San Paolo, Loreto and Monte Isola). Disembarkation onto MONTE ISOLA, the biggest inhabited lake isle in Europe that is situated 600m a.s.l. A pleasant walk to Peschiera Maraglio. Individual lunch. In the afternoon transfer to the North of the Lake Iseo and hotel accommodation. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
DAY 5 – BOARIO
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to BOARIO SPA by private car. Full day at your leisure to be spent inside the homonymous spa, situated in Camonica Valley, surrounded by mountains and natural parks. Back to the hotel late in the afternoon. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
DAY 6 – SIRMIONE, LAKE GARDA
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to SIRMIONE by private car. Hotel accommodation. Meeting with a qualified tourist guide for a mini-cruise by taxi-boat in order to enjoy the view of the peninsula where Maria Callas’ villa is located as well as of the archaeological site of Catullo’s Caves. Then a walking tour of the town historic center, protected at its entrance by the medieval Scaligera Rocca. Individual lunch and afternoon at your leisure for relax at the town SPA center. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
DAY 7 – LAKE GARDA – AIRPORT
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport by private car.