Private day-trip with local tour guide in the northern part of Piedmont to discover the beautiful shores of Lake Maggiore. Tour Highlights:
Visit of Stresa, a charming village caught between the mountains and the lake with its beautiful XIX century mansions and gardens.
Reach the Borromee Islands (by ferry-boat), famous round the world for their ancient charm, history, and enchanting views.
Visit the 3 islands: Isola Bella with the sumptuous Baroque residence of the Borromeo Princess since 1632 and its beautiful gardens; Isola dei Pescatori, a small picturesque village with narrow streets and small houses formerly inhabited by fishermen (ideal for lunch); Isola Madre, the biggest of the three, with its beautiful English-style garden featuring rare trees and exotic flowers, peacocks and pheasants.
It is famous for the amazing spectacle of its azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias in flower, as well as its pergolas of ancient wisteria, the largest specimen in Europe of Kashmir Cypress, a marvellous collection of hibiscus, and a Gingko Biloba, are all found here.