Lake Maggiore

The place of departure of all tours is Stresa, the most famous holiday resort of Lake Maggiore.


-Borromeo's Islands: the most popular Isola Bella, with its somptous baroque palace and the terraced gardens; luxuriant Isola Madre, with its botanical garden and the Renaissance-style villa; the charming Fishermen’s Island with its little old church in the middle of the village.

-Botanical gardens of Villa Taranto: one of the most important botanical gardens in Europe.

-The "Sancarlone": the huge copper statue depicting Saint Charles Borromeo.

-Stresa, Verbania, Arona, Cannero, Cannobio...: all the elegant towns by the lake, with their relaxing promenades by the lake and their interesting monuments.

Lake Orta

-Orta San Giulio: a charming ancient village, rich in history and beauty.

-Saint Giulio's island: the little island where the saint founded his hundreth church in the IV century and where one can still visit one of the most important churches in Northern Italy.

-The Sacro Monte of Saint Francis: a completed devotional path, one of the most important, recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage.

Novara and surroundings

-Novara: the basilica of Saint Gaudenzio with the dome by Antonelli; the cathedral; the “Broletto”.

-The hills around Novara: a place where eno-gastronomy and history live together.

-The plain: the beauty of the flooded rice fields and the discovery of ancient traditions.

Mountains of Ossola

-Val Vigezzo and Centovalli train: from Domodossola to Locarno (Switzerland) travelling in a mountain train through the “valley of the painters”.

-Macugnaga: on the slopes of Monte Rosa, the ancient Walser "dorf" and the gold mine.