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Stresa: Day Pass 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Stresa: Day Pass 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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Island-hop at Lake Maggiore, and discover the tiny Borromean Islands with a hop-on hop-off ferry ticket. Use the 1-day pass to venture out from Stresa, and spend your day sightseeing as you wish. Step onto the shores of Isola Bella, home to the Borromeo family ‘palazzo’; wander amid the houses of pocket-sized Isola dei Pescatori; and admire the greenery of Isola Madre where botanical gardens beckon.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.15
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$18.15
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Stresa: Day Pass Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Stresa: Day Pass Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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Explore the ‘Beautiful Island’ of Isola Bella at your leisure with a hop-on hop-off ferry ticket departing from Stresa. Glide across Lake Maggiore to this most renowned of the Borromean Islands, where you can visit the Palace Museum and Gardens, grab a bite to eat or simply stroll around the palazzos and villas that decorate the port. Ferries run every 30 minutes, so you can customize your day.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$9.68
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$9.68
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Boat tour of the 3 Borromean islands (Isola Bella, Pescatori and Madre)

Boat tour of the 3 Borromean islands (Isola Bella, Pescatori and Madre)

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The Madre Island hosts one of the oldest botanical gardens in Italy. On the Isola Bella you can visit the sumptuous palace, home of the Borromeo family, which preserves priceless works of art. The Pescatori island, on the other hand, is the only one of the Borromean islands to be inhabited throughout the year, and houses a small village characterized by a small square surrounded by narrow and winding alleys.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.15
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$18.15
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Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands

Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands

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Visit the Borromean Islands of Lake Maggiore with your own private guide, and enjoy transport by motorboat just for your group plus a tour of Isola Bella’s 17th-century palace. Perfect if you want to understand the lake’s history and avoid the tourist crowds, the experience offers everything you need to explore the islands with ease. The standard tour includes stops at Isola Pescatori and Isola Madre, but you can upgrade to visit the botanical gardens of Isola Madre, if you wish.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$235.47
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$235.47
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Private Tour of Borromean Islands from Stresa with Micaela

Private Tour of Borromean Islands from Stresa with Micaela

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If you want to discover the Borromean Islands on a tour that offers a personal touch, look no further than this private day trip from Stresa. With a guide just for you and your group of family or friends, you’ll travel to the three chic Lake Maggiore islands: Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Bella. Hear the history of the baroque Palazzo Borromeo on a tour, get restaurant recommendations for lunch on Isola dei Pescatori, and wander the gardens of beautiful Isola Madre.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$363.01
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$363.01
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Private Tour of Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta with Micaela

Private Tour of Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta with Micaela

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Spend a morning or afternoon at Lake Orta, and see the highlights of its charming village and lake island with your own private guide. After you hear the history of Orta San Giulio’s medieval houses on a stroll, you’ll step aboard a boat to cruise over the serene lake to Isola di San Giulio. Wander the cobblestone streets to the Roman Catholic basilica, then choose to stay on the island to explore more at your own pace or return to Orta San Giulio with your guide.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.40
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$223.40
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Private Tour to Bellagio and Lake Como from Stresa

Private Tour to Bellagio and Lake Como from Stresa

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Experience Bellagio, a setting known as the most beautiful of Lake Como’s clutch of shoreline towns, on a day trip from a neighboring lake. With pickups from hotels in Stresa and Baveno on Lake Maggiore or Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta included, the day trip offers ultimate convenience for a lazy day out on the glamorous Italian lake. You’ll have free time to wander the narrow streets of Bellagio, followed by a visit to Como town where shops, cafes, and impressive architecture await.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$588.67
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$588.67
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Ticket: Isola Pescatori and Bella tour from Stresa

Ticket: Isola Pescatori and Bella tour from Stresa

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We know that flexibility in this moment is necessary to organize a trip out of town; for this reason we want to make the Flex service available. We guarantee flexibility on all available dates, you can book your next tour in complete freedom. Should your plans change, you can change the date of your Flex-Ticket by easily requesting a voucher for the new date. No cost for changing the reservation of the chosen date. Book the Flex-Ticket service made available by the Consorzio Motoscafisti Associati C.M.A. by Stresatours with its fleet of 11 motor ships with variable capacity from 30 up to 60 seats, we will guarantee flexibility on the booking dates of transport to the Borromean Islands, you can plan your next trip to Lake Maggiore in total freedom.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.52
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$14.52
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Walking tour with a private tour guide in the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto

Walking tour with a private tour guide in the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto

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The gardens of Villa Taranto in Verbania, between Intra and Pallanza, are known the world over for their great beauty and the huge number of plant species they contain. The result of a labour of love on the part of the Scottish Captain McEacharn in 1931, the myriad of colours and scents the marvellously landscaped garden offers continues to enchant visitors from March to October. From spring to autumn there are always flowers in bloom, with “special events” for certain species which are particularly spectacular in their season: the tulip week is in April, dahlias are at their best between July and October. We will discover together this beautiful garden and we will focus on particular botanical species. From Stresa, the gardens are reachable by boat: the shipping company “Navigazione Lago Maggiore” has a landing stage called “Villa Taranto” right in front of the Gardens entrance.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$193.60
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$193.60
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The romantic village of Orta San Giulio with a tour guide

The romantic village of Orta San Giulio with a tour guide

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Visiting the most romantic village in Piemont. Wandering  in the narrow streets. Sailing on the lake to the Island of the silence and the meditation.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$229.91
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$229.91
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Sightseeing tour of Lake Maggiore from Stresa

Sightseeing tour of Lake Maggiore from Stresa

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Visit the fashionable Stresa and the amazing Islands on Lake Maggiore on a day trip from Milan. Set in Italy's beautiful Lake District just 1.5-hour drive from Milan, Lake Maggiore is surrounded by the majestic Alps and home to some of Italy’s most impressive gardens. After some free time for shopping in Stresa, you will take a two-hour panoramic boat cruise on the lake, visiting the Borromean Islands – Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella. On the borders of Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore, also known as Verbano is the second largest Italian lake. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.10
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$60.10
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Ticket: 3 Borromean Islands from Stresa

Ticket: 3 Borromean Islands from Stresa

We know that flexibility in this moment is necessary to organize a trip out of town; for this reason we want to make the Flex service available. We guarantee flexibility on all available dates, you can book your next tour in complete freedom. Should your plans change, you can change the date of your Flex-Ticket by easily requesting a voucher for the new date. No cost for changing the reservation of the chosen date. Book the Flex-Ticket service made available by the Consorzio Motoscafisti Associati C.M.A. by Stresatours with its fleet of 11 motor ships with variable capacity from 30 up to 60 seats, we will guarantee flexibility on the booking dates of transport to the Borromean Islands, you can plan your next trip to Lake Maggiore in total freedom.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.15
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$18.15
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Private tour to the Angera castle, the dolls' museum from lake Maggiore and Orta

Private tour to the Angera castle, the dolls' museum from lake Maggiore and Orta

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Step back in time and explore an old castle in Angera - the Rocca or fortress Borromeo - on lake Maggiore, still beautifully preserved, also housing an interesting antique dolls' museum.  Enjoy a stroll and free time in the pretty lakeside town of Arona and see the colossal statue of Saint Charles Borromeo, one of the highest in the world. A private tour to discover lovely corners of lake Maggiore!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$327.05
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$327.05
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Ticket: Isola Madre & Bella tour from Stresa

Ticket: Isola Madre & Bella tour from Stresa

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We know that flexibility in this moment is necessary to organize a trip out of town; for this reason we want to make the Flex service available. We guarantee flexibility on all available dates, you can book your next tour in complete freedom. Should your plans change, you can change the date of your Flex-Ticket by easily requesting a voucher for the new date. No cost for changing the reservation of the chosen date. Book the Flex-Ticket service made available by the Consorzio Motoscafisti Associati C.M.A. by Stresatours with its fleet of 11 motor ships with variable capacity from 30 up to 60 seats, we will guarantee flexibility on the booking dates of transport to the Borromean Islands, you can plan your next trip to Lake Maggiore in total freedom.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.15
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$18.15
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The three Borromean Islands with a private tour guide

The three Borromean Islands with a private tour guide

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The Borromean Islands are one of the highlights of Lake Maggiore, but the logistics of visiting all three in one day can be complicated. On this private tour, visit Isola Bella, Isola Madre, and Isola dei Pescatori with a boat and guide to admire their historic villas, lush gardens, and charming lanes. Stop for lunch (at your own expense) on Fisherman's Island before the boat trip back to Stresa.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$356.96
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$356.96
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Sunset private cruise with a tour guide

Sunset private cruise with a tour guide

Admire the beaches, islands, and alpine peaks of Lake Maggiore on a romantic sunset cruise. Set sail on-board a private charter boat, cruise around the Stresa Gulf, and soak up the scenery as you pass the Borromean islands. While on-board, sip included drinks and snacks, or upgrade to enjoy a light buffet dinner with wine.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$217.81
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$217.81
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Ticket to ride: a panoramic train running close to Lake Maggiore

Ticket to ride: a panoramic train running close to Lake Maggiore

Built on the track of an ancient Roman way, connecting Oscella (Domodossola) and Leocarnum (Locarno), the Vigezzina railroad was inaugurated in 1923, becoming a strategic connection for several small villages in the valleys close to lake Maggiore. Still today, even after severe damages caused by a flood in 1978, the railroad has a strong commercial and touristic function, connecting Sempione and Gottardo districts. This exclusive guided tour will allow you to enjoy a panoramic ride on this small and fascinating train, travelling from Italy to Switzerland across hidden and enchanting valleys. Thanks to a stop, you will have the chance to discover nice villages, such as Santa Maria Maggiore. A different point of view on Lake Maggiore beautiful outback.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$532.94
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$532.94
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The best tour of the Borromean Isles on Lake Maggiore

The best tour of the Borromean Isles on Lake Maggiore

The Borromeo family has ruled the lands across lake Maggiore for centuries and their descendants still own some of the gorgeous parks and mansions scattered around. The South-Western basin of the lake, named the Borromean gulf, is dotted by some small, charming islands. This exclusive cruise will lead you to discover the wonders of the three Borromean islands: the amazing botanical garden of Isola Madre, the largest one; the characteristic alleys of Isola dei Pescatori, the only permanently inhabited one, where you may enjoy a good lunch; finally, the superb baroque palace and garden of Isola Bella, dedicated by Carlo III Borromeo to his wife Isabella d'Adda.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$310.98
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$310.98
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A private panoramic and original tour around Lake Maggiore

A private panoramic and original tour around Lake Maggiore

The two sides of Lake Maggiore are amazingly different: westwards, the sweet sines of the gulf on which Stresa and Baveno lay, in front of the charming Borromean Islands with their botanical gardens and villas. Eastwards, the deep waters in which high and wooded cliffs tumble down. This private tour will allow you to enjoy this beautiful diversity, taking you to the discovery of two jewels, built sheer up on the water: the Borromean fortress of Angera, now a museum with, amazing Medieval decorations, the massive tower, from which your gaze can abrace a beautiful panorama and its Medieval garden. Then, the Hermitage of Santa Caterina, a religiuos complex perched on the cliff , overlooking Lake Maggiore. You'll realize how beauty has really occupied any possible space in these surroundings.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$541.11
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$541.11
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Walking and cruising around Lake Orta

Walking and cruising around Lake Orta

Lake Orta is a small, quite unknown pearl, lying a few kilometers westwards of Lake Maggiore. Its chief town, Orta San Giulio and the close by isle of San Giulio create a unique, charming "lounge" on the lake coastline. The small alleys, the ancient churches and the enchanting landscapes merge together in a scene of rare beauty. This exclusive tour will allow you to enjoy the fascinating atmosphere of the coastline village by a pleasant walk; later, a short, relaxing cruise will take you to the isle of San Giulio, 400 metres offshore, where you will witness the remains of the medieval settlements, a majestic romanesque church and an 19th century seminary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$279.24
Price varies by group size
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$279.24
Price varies by group size
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Ticket: Isola Bella Tour from Stresa

Ticket: Isola Bella Tour from Stresa

We know that flexibility in this moment is necessary to organize a trip out of town; for this reason we want to make the Flex service available. We guarantee flexibility on all available dates, you can book your next tour in complete freedom. Should your plans change, you can change the date of your Flex-Ticket by easily requesting a voucher for the new date. No cost for changing the reservation of the chosen date. Book the Flex-Ticket service made available by the Consorzio Motoscafisti Associati C.M.A. by Stresatours with its fleet of 11 motor ships with variable capacity from 30 up to 60 seats, we will guarantee flexibility on the booking dates of transport to the Borromean Islands, you can plan your next trip to Lake Maggiore in total freedom.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$9.68
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$9.68
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The magic of a private sunset boat tour around the Borromean islands

The magic of a private sunset boat tour around the Borromean islands

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An experienced English-speaking tour guide will show you lake Maggiore's highlights from the water. What a an excellent way to see lake Maggiore and learn more about the old towns, the islands, the historic villas and palaces, the aristocrats and the Belle Epoque time! All while sitting in a comfortable and safe private boat with no effort and no walking at all! This is an amazing tour that offers the chance to be in touch with a native guide to the area who can tell you about the history and the curiosities, the old fishing activities and the life around the lake today.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.07
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$170.07
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The best of Verbania: the Museum of Landscape and Villa Taranto botanical garden

The best of Verbania: the Museum of Landscape and Villa Taranto botanical garden

Verbania is the chief town of the district around lake Maggiore; Pallanza, one of its centers, hosts the City hall and some of its most remarkable attractions. Among these, the outstanding Museum of Landscape, located in Palazzo Viani- Dugnani, keeps a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and photographs related to the culture and history of Lombardy and Piedmont. This private tour will lead you to discover these collections and, after a pleasant walk, to experience a visit to Villa Taranto botanical gardens: a unique 18 hectares park created by a Scottish traveller, featuring rare plants, trees and flowers from all over the world. Two different ways to witness the wonders of the landscapes of Lake Maggiore, which you will surely remember for long.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$343.39
Price varies by group size
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$343.39
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An art and food tour close to Arona, on lake Maggiore

An art and food tour close to Arona, on lake Maggiore

Arona, a beautiful town laying on the South-Western coast of lake Maggiore, gave birth in the 16th century to the future saint and bishop of Milan Carlo Borromeo. After a few decades from his death, a huge bronze statue dedicated to the memory of the revered citizen was built close to Arona and acted as an inspiration and a technical instruction for Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, the designer of the Statue of Liberty in New York. This exclusive tour will lead you from the charming centre of Arona to the hill where you will be able to visit the statue and enjoy a view of the lake, definitely from its "point of view". Later on, you will be guided to a local seasoning cellar, where a full tasting of wine and local, delicious varieties of cheese will be served. A day between amazing art and taste.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$400.63
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$400.63
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