We embark in Stresa (or, upon request, from one of the nearby towns) heading to Arona. Navigating along the coast of the piedmont portion of the lake, we'll be able to sightsee the luxurious villas of Belgirate, Lesa and Meina.
In case you need it, we can arrange a multilingual guide to accompany you in this experience giving you interesting informations about the history, nature and traditions of Lake Maggiore.
we then reach Arona for a nice visit to the local market in the historic centre of the town. Free time for lunch.
After lunch it's time for Angera and a visit to the Rocca Borromeo. the Rocca is about 1 km away by foot, or you can book a taxi in advance in case you need it.
We then move on to visit the castle and the vast collection of dolls of Museo della Bambola.
coming back owards Stresa we navigate the Lombardy cost of the Lake to admire the charming towns of Ranco - Ispra and Santa Caterina del Sasso Monastery.
Disembarkment in Stresa.
When - Every day upon booking
Lenght - 1 day tour, circa 6 hours
Difficulty - low, anyone can join
Suggested Attire - Comfortable shoes, light jacket
Animals on board - Well behaved dogs and cats are welcome on board but they cannot be admitted to the Islands' Palaces and Gardens
Lunch - Either packed or in one of the many restaurants available on the islands.
Arona, a true fortress in the Verbano area, is located in a dominant position on a promontory overlookingLake Maggiore. The old town centre still has picturesque squares, little alleyways and sumptuous villas, including Villa Ponti, the elegant building that today hosts important international art exhibitions and classical music concerts.
Rocca di Angera
TheRocca Borromea di Angerais the castle that typifiesLake Maggiore. This formidable fortress is located on the South of the lake, on the calcareous hill in the town of Angera, on the Lombard shore. The fortress is the property of theBorromeo Family and dates back to the 14th century