Chestnut Festival on Lake Maggiore

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Autumn time on Lake Maggiore is a dream - the woods show thousands of shades of color and chestnut forests invite you to walk and harvest. Enjoy culture and pleasure for the "Castagnata" festival

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival to your resort

Your arrival will be directly to your hotel Vittoria in Premeno. You will stay in the good, family-run 3-star Vittoria Hotel in Premeno just ten minutes from Lake Maggiore. Comfortable rooms with bath or shower/WC, TV and telephone and an excellent cuisine await you in your vacation resort.

Premeno is situated in the middle of a hollow covered with deciduous and coniferous woods and framed by the hills Sasso Corbé and Pizzo d'Omo. Both mountains protect the town from the cold winds from the north and provide a mild climate appreciated by tourists and vacationers. The climate here is temperate, and you can enjoy the sunny plateau in pleasant air with a high oxygen content. This ambience attracts guests throughout the year. The mixture of several large hotels, some bars and restaurants, various leisure facilities and shopping offers promise perfect ingredients for a relaxing vacation.


Day 2 Premeno - Free time

On a walk you will discover your vacation resort. At the viewpoint "San Salvatore" you will get a small overview of your surroundings. You will also be fascinated by the enchanting villas that characterize the townscape. Let yourself be enchanted by the charm of the glittering lake and the landscape. Enjoy the autumnal atmosphere in the Mediterranean ambience.


Day 3 Excursion Lake Orta & Sizzano Wine Region & Chestnut Festival

In the morning we will go into the forest to collect chestnuts. Then we go to Lake Orta, the lake of poets and poetesses. We visit the old town and cross over to the island of S. Giulio with its 4th century basilica. Then we will go to Romagnano Sesia, where we will visit a famous wine cellar. Here a wine tasting with rice specialties awaits us. For dinner we will be served a chestnut based menu and later we will roast the chestnuts together by the open fireplace. We will eat them accompanied by our new Piedmontese wine "Mosto" and the accompanying Italian folk music.


Day 4 Excursion to the famous Verzasca Valley with Ticino plate in the oldest grotto

You will travel by bus along Lake Maggiore to Switzerland and the wild and romantic Verzasca Valley. The journey continues amidst imposing mountain ranges along the Verzasca River with its intense green color to the Romanesque bridge, which is well worth seeing and invites you to take a short walk. In Sonogno, a small mountain village at the end of the valley, we visit the old village center and its ancient stores, where wool is still dyed in a natural way and, if there is still time, we visit the waterfall just outside the village. Afterwards we will stop for lunch in a "grotto" where we will taste a Ticino platter with typical farmhouse bread accompanied by the local Merlot wine.

On the way back we will stop in Locarno, the sunny Riviera of the Swiss, where you can once again stroll dreamily along the palm tree promenade at the lake. If you feel like it, you can go shopping in the pedestrian zone or take the cog railroad to the holy "Madonna del Sasso" in 15 minutes.


Day 5 Drive to Stresa, also called the "Pearl of Lake Maggiore".

Here you will have enough free time for individual explorations. There is the possibility of a boat trip to the Borromean Islands, the offshore Isola Bella, the "Jewel of Lake Maggiore", impresses with the magnificent Baroque palace and the beautiful garden and the Isola Pescatori here is a picturesque fishing village.


Day 6 Journey home

After breakfast you will start your journey home with many beautiful memories of this enchanting region.


The excursions, depending on the weather or other factors, can be changed in their order, the content remains the same.


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