Lake Maggiore Getaway 3 Nights (MU)

Nestled at the foot of the Italian Alps lies the magnificent Lake Maggiore. Extending from Northern Italy into Southern Switzerland, the lake boasts nearly 40 miles of glittering blue water, scenic villages and striking cliffs. With Monograms, a Lake Maggiore getaway is a breeze because we arrange hotel reservations and sightseeing for you, as well as daily breakfast. We even provide you with a Local Host® who is available to answer your questions and provide you with suggestions about things to see and do throughout your stay.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive at Lake Maggiore. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm “Benvenuto” and a set of materials to help get you settled. The next morning, after an included breakfast, set off for sightseeing! Take a short boat ride to the rocky island Isola Bella. Once home to a community of fishermen, this island was transformed in 1630 into a stunning palazzo for Carlo III Borromeo and his wife, Isabella. You’ll have time to explore the palace and stroll through the elaborate gardens.

The following day is yours to explore. Choose to take an excursion to Isola Madre, join your guide for a walking tour and wine-tasting experience or catch the cable car to Mount Mottarone for breathtaking views of the lake below. In such a picture-perfect destination, it’s impossible to go wrong! Don’t forget to ask your Local Host for their suggestions.

We know that when you vacation, you want a break from your hectic, day-to-day life. That’s why we take care of the details. Between the sightseeing and guides we have arranged, the breakfast we’ve included and the hotel we have booked, you are simply left to enjoy yourself and your Lake Maggiore getaway!


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Guides


& Destination Guides with city maps

Day-By-Day 2020

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

Select a Departure Date for Itinerary and Available Excursions:
DAY
1
LAKE MAGGIORE, ITALY

12-Apr-2020

Benvenuto – welcome! Your Local Host is available to help you create lasting memories in this beautiful lakeside resort area.

Excursions Available:

Dinner in Lake Maggiore

Price: Starting From: $74/person

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Dinner in Lake Maggiore

Bask in the romantic atmosphere during this unforgettable 3-course candlelight dinner along the western shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore.

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DAY
2
LAKE MAGGIORE

13-Apr-2020

On your morning guided sightseeing, take a short boat ride to the opulent PALACE and monumental GARDENS of ISOLA BELLA. Once a rocky island, and home to a community of fishermen, it was transformed by Carlo III Borromeo and named after his wife Isabella, and it is still owned by the Borromeo dynasty to the present day.

Excursions Available:

Dinner in Lake Maggiore

Price: Starting From: $74/person

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Dinner in Lake Maggiore

Bask in the romantic atmosphere during this unforgettable 3-course candlelight dinner along the western shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore.

Garden Picnic at Villa Pallavicino

Price: Starting From: $55/person

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Garden Picnic at Villa Pallavicino

Take a well-deserved break from sightseeing and indulge yourself-with time to relax and a delightful al fresco picnic surrounded by exquisite gardens.

Mount Mottarone Wine & Cheese Tasting

Price: Starting From: $65/person

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Mount Mottarone Wine & Cheese Tasting

Ride a cable car up Mount Mottarone for sweeping panoramic views and a tasting of wines and cheeses produced in the valley below

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DAY
3
LAKE MAGGIORE

14-Apr-2020

Today you may wish to catch the cable car to Mount Mottarone for amazing views or visit the curious Umbrella Museum in Gignese. Your Local Host will have many suggestions.

Excursions Available:

Dinner in Lake Maggiore

Price: Starting From: $74/person

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Dinner in Lake Maggiore

Bask in the romantic atmosphere during this unforgettable 3-course candlelight dinner along the western shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore.

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DAY
4
LAKE MAGGIORE

15-Apr-2020

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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Hotels

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

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Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore

STRESA-MOTTARONE CABLE CAR

Enjoy a 20 minute panoramic ride to the top of Mount Mottarone. From the summit take in 360° views over 7 lakes and the Alps. At the mid-way stop you can visit the Alpine Garden, with over 500 essences, unique for the typology of its plants, solely of alpine origin. Departure is from Lido di Carciano (walking distance from hotel Bristol).

THE UMBRELLA MUSEUM IN GIGNESE

This museum houses a wonderful collection of parasols and umbrellas, along with the history of the families who made them. Near Stresa, just up to the hill, towards Mount Mottarone.

MERGOZZO

This picturesque town is located on small Mergozzo Lake. Its stone houses are in part arranged in the form of an amphitheatre along the bank of the river and in part cling to the Montorfano mountainside. While visiting, try the local specialty, a cookie called Fugascina di Mergozzo. The area is also famous for the quarry of Candoglia which has been exporting its precious pink marble for over 6 centuries and used in the building of the Duomo di Milano.

VILLA TARANTO GARDENS IN VERBANIA

The gardens of Villa Taranto are known for their great beauty and the huge number of plant species they contain. A labor of love on the part of the Scottish Captain McEacharn in 1931, the marvelously landscaped garden continues to enchant visitors to this day (from March to October).

THE LAVENO BUCKET LIFT FROM LAVENO MOMBELLO

Laveno Monbello is a typical lakeside town on the western shores of Lake Maggiore. The lakefront is lined with porticoed buildings and there are elegant 17th and 18th century villas throughout the town. There is a cable car from Laveno to Mount Sasso del Ferro known as the "bucket lift". This is due to the fact that the two-man cabins are open top and resemble giant buckets. The peaceful journey up the mountain takes 16 minutes and takes you to 3,484ft which is just below the summit. Admire stunning views across Lake Maggiore, the Alps, the Po Valley and Lombardy's other lakes.

HERMITAGE OF SANTA CATERINA DEL SASSO

This Roman Catholic monastery, perched on a rocky ridge on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore, can be reached on foot by descending down a long winding stairway, by taking an elevator, or by a number of ferry services or boats that dock at the pier. The construction of the monastery dates from the 14th century, although the more recent frescos are from the 19th century. In 1914 it was declared a national monument.

THE ROCCA BORROMEO DI ANGERA

The Rocca Borromeo di Angera, also called Borromeo Castle, is an 8th century Lombard fortress that stands on a lakeside hilltop in the town of Angera on the southern shores of Lake Maggiore. It contains a Doll Museum, founded in 1988 at the request of Princess Bona Borromeo Arese, and displays over a thousand dolls made between the 18th century and the present day.

ISOLA PESCATORI (AKA ISOLA SUPERIORE)

The picturesque fishing village is a 10-minute boat ride from Stresa. Its narrow cobblestone streets, pretty harbour, and charming houses make it an enchanting place to visit.

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