Tour of the Lake Maggiore

FROM ISOLA DEI PESCATORI TO THE MOUNTAINS OF VAL D’OSSOLA

>Main tour ingredients: the beauty of lakes in northern Piedmont; the flavours of the Lake Maggiore; ancient and modern tales of a fisherman; one night on the shores of the Lake Orta; the hamlet of Oira and its traditional productions of wine and cheese.

OTHER DESTINATIONS

JO-IN Vermouth

TOUR DETAILS

1st Day

Arrival at Lake Maggiore in the late morning and boarding for Isola dei Pescatori. Lunch on the island at Restaurant Il Belvedere with a menu based on fish from the lake.

In the afternoon, meet with a fisherman from the island to get an idea of real life on the lake shores, their rules and ethics.

After a sightseeing tour of the charming town of Stresa departure for Omegna, where the shores of Lake Orta are an ideal location for a walk after dinner.

2nd Day

Close to the lake area there is Val d’Ossola and, in the nearby mountains, the hamlet of Oira, known as “The Ossola Garden”.

The morning is spent walking through the ancient houses overlooking the valley with its many vineyards. Learn the many secrets of the Prunent grape and discover the flavour of the ‘Ossolano’, a local cheese recently awarded with the DOP brand; the local production tasting will take place in a building dating back to the 16th century (organized by the dairy farm Latteria Sociale Antigoriana).

A last stop for lunch in Orta San Giulio, a picturesque and evocative town on the lake shores, then departure for Turin and a free afternoon.

€ 285

15 participants, min.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Transport by luxury coach
  • Motorway toll
  • Accommodation in a 3-star Hotel in Omegna
  • Full board from lunch on the 1st day to lunch of the 2nd day in selected premises and drinks included (1/4 wine e ½ mineral water)
  • A tour leader for the visit to Isola dei Pescatori, Omegna, and Orta San Giulio
  • Boat return ticket Stresa-Isola dei Pescatori
  • The tasting of barbera, prunent wines and cheese from the area in Oira
  • Allianz Global Assistance medical and baggage insurance
  • JO-IN experienced tour leader for the whole journey

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Tips
  • Museum tickets (e.g. WIMU in Barolo)
  • Optional insurance in case of trip cancellation amounting to 6% of the total price of the trip, to be requested at the time of booking.
  • Extra money for personal expenses and whatever not specified under “price includes”

IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING

  • All year round: YES
  • Also in bad weather conditions:YES
  • If I don’t eat fish, will I go hungry?
  • With an adjustment to the price of tour, can I travel alone? YES