Lake Maggiore is one of the most valued Italian destinations. We often plan itineraries and trips around this location exploiting at most our NCC licensed drivers’ experience and ability. The reason is very simple : beautiful places are so many that you really need an expert travel guide to visit all. And if you add a luxury car it’s a done deal!
Which are the essential points? What can’t be missed at Lake Maggiore?
From Milan to Lake Maggiore
One of the starting points of your trip on Lake Maggiore is certainly Milan. Your travel can start from the city centre or from Malpensa or Linate Airports to reach in a short time the first tour stop-over, Arona, where you can find Villa Ponti, built on a rock ramp (Rocca) around 1760 by the rich merchant Bartolomeo Pertossi.
Then there is Stresa, the pearl of Lake Maggiore as well as an elegant international touristic centre whose fame is due to some prestigious travellers such as Stendhal, Chateaubriand, Dumas and Lord Byron, who chose this place as “ buen retiro”. Nowadays in this location take place several meetings, conventions and musical events and from it you can even catch the boat to reach the Borromean Islands (Isola Bella, Isola Madre,Isola dei Pescatori).
An interesting solution: move for a while from Lake Maggiore and visit Lake D’Orta, which is placed westwards, precisely in the province of Novara. This stretch of water is also called Lake Cusio. Are there some good reasons to reach this destination? The climate is mild, the landscape picturesque and Orta village has a medieval charm which does not go unobserved.
Other useful itineraries:
Wines and culinary traditions
Lake Maggiore is also the ideal place where to plan a trip devoted to food and wine traditions, with tastes of typical specialties.
A good idea could be leaving from Varese or Milan, maybe from Malpensa or Linate Airports, towards Angera lakeside for a happy hour.
Here we can arrange for a visit to a famous distillery where you can taste the local grappa : in these cases a souvenir is absolutely necessary. After that we will go to Ranco where we will have a lunch in one of the most famous local restaurants, 1 Michelin star, with a wonderful view on Lake Maggiore.
Do you prefer a different solution? Let’s arrange for a walk along San Giulio lakeside and a visit in the small delicatessen local shops then. Otherwise we can book a boat to visit the monastery on San Giulio Island. Trip finished : let’s go to Orta San Giulio to a nineteenth-century Villa with a 2 star Michelin restaurant.
Golf Club on Lake Maggiore
Why don’t combine Lake Maggiore beauty with a day devoted to the sport you like most?
There are many Golf Clubs in the province of Varese : precisely 4 golf courses with 18 holes of international importance. The Varese Golf Club, for instance, is one of the most famous
golf course in Italy for its very particular circuit and wonderful view.What about other golf courses in the surroundings?
- Le Robinie di Olgiate Olona
- Golf Club dei Laghi
- Arona Golf Club
- Golf Des Iles Borromées
Moreover in the Province of Como there’s a corner of British tradition, a natural route with an ancient charm, a golf cultural heritage in Italy. It concerns Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club, founded in 1907. If you love golf and are in the surroundings we can plan a particular itinerary by car with private driver.
NCC Driver at Lake Maggiore : what does it include?
Right, what does include your trip on Lake Maggiore? The answer is simple:
NCC licensed driver, water, assistance and car insurance.
Restaurant and taste reservations, tourist guide and boat tickets are excluded.
Anyway on request we can take care of every single detail.
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