Day Tours Guided Excursions Stresa Lake Maggiore Orta Borromean Islands Isola Bella Lake Como Lugano Bellagio Milan Tremezzo

Stresa Guided Day Tours personally conducted by Micaela, a local licensed guide. Tour description below

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ZERMATT AND THE MATTERHORN

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A spectacular drive north through the Alps and the famous Simplon pass leads to Canton of Wallis / Valais in Switzerland where Zermatt and the Matterhorn are located. This once-quiet, rural village is nowadays a busy little town. Zermatt is car-free and access, for non-residents, is provided via rail,

with a shuttle train service operating from the village of Täsch. No conventional cars in Zermatt but only pedestrians, electric vehicles and horse-drawn carriages around, that still come,

like in the olden days, to the railway station to pick up the hotels' guests. And, of course, high peaks and a wonderful mountain scenery.The Matterhorn plays hide-and-seek as far as we reach Zermatt where we can finally see it.

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  • The excursion to Zermatt from Lake Maggiore requires a full-day

  • Suitable shoes and clothing are recommended for a trip to Zermatt which has an elevation of 1 600 metres

  • I can accompany groups that have their own coach. If you have no means of transport a car, minivan, coach can be hired for the day

LAKE COMO BELLAGIO

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The town of Como gives its name to another popular Italian lake. It's a large town with a pretty old centre located very close to the lakefront. It's pleasant to stroll around the centre being mostly pedestrianised. Just a few minutes' walk from the lake is the big marble Cathedral that was started in 1396. A funicular, that was inaugurated in 1894, leads up to Brunate, an interesting village on top of the hill, that offers a panoramic view over the town and part of lake Como. An illustrious physicist grew up in Brunate: Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electric battery. The Volta lighthouse, erected in 1927 to celebrate the centennial of his death, stands 150 metres above Brunate. Boats are available for a mini cruise on the lower lake where beautiful old villas can be seen. Como is a renowned centre for silk manufacturing.

NOTES

  • An excursion to lake Como requires a full-day. Lake Lugano can be part of the same trip. Lugano can be visited in the morning and Como in the afternoon

  • I can accompany groups that have their own coach. If you have no means of transport a car, minivan, coach can be hired for the day

LUGANO AND ITS LAKE

Lugano is the best-known town in the Canton of Ticino / Tessin which corresponds to the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. It gives its name to the Swiss lake (however, one-third of lake Lugano is located in Italy).

The main street in the town centre is called via Nassa, a name that reminds us of fishing activities when fishermen used to spread out their nets to dry there.Today Nassa street, surrounded by elegant old buildings and porticoes, is full of cafés and shops that give it a lively and modern look.

In the town centre are many churches, including an important cathedral, but the little gem is the church of Santa Maria degli Angioli, near the lake, that is home to a large fresco of the Crucifixion painted in 1529 by Bernardino Luini.

NOTES

  • Lugano and Como can be part of the same trip. Lugano can be visited in the morning and Como in the afternoon.

  • Bellagio or Tremezzo with Villa Carlotta on lake Como can also be visited (without Lugano)

  • I can accompany groups that have their own coach. Otherwise a means of transport can be hired for the excursion: taxi, car, minivan, coach

MILAN

Milan is the third-largest city in Italy (by population) and is considered its financial heart. Although it was destroyed and rebuilt several times in history, owing to its strategic position in the middle of the Po plain, this modern city offers some noteworthy landmarks and secret corners.The Duomo (Cathedral), right in the city centre, is a masterpiece entirely made of Candoglia marble, extracted in Ossola Valley. On the cathedral's roof there are 135 spires. On top of the tallest spire stands the golden statue of the Madonnina (four metres high) which is a symbol of Milan.The Sforza castle is another important building that houses many interesting museums including Michelangelo's last work: the Pietà Rondanini, a sculpture he made when he was 89 years old. The exclusive Galleria links Duomo square to Scala square, where the famous Opera House was built.

NOTES

  • The excursion to Milan requires a full-day from Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta.

  • It's possible to reach Milan by train from Stresa, Verbania, Baveno, Arona

  • I can accompany groups that have their own coach. Otherwise a means of transport can be hired for the excursion: taxi, car, minivan, coach

Mount Matterhorn, view from Zermatt