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Lake Maggiore: Italian Riviera at its finest

The picturesque mountain roads in the hinterland of Lake Maggiore provide the perfect backdrop for an exhilarating drive with the agile Alfa Romeo Spiders. While leisurely strolling along the bustling lakeside roads, you unleash the power of the Alfa on the mountain roads and delight in the distinctive sound of the Alfa engines.
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2.095,- €

2.095,- €

Per person in double room *


Driving in an Alfa Romeo on winding mountain roads

Day 1: Isola Bella

Arrival at Milan-Malpensa Airport and transfer to Hotel Splendid on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Meet your fellow travelers for an aperitif on the hotel terrace, followed by a presentation of the Alfa Romeo Spider fleet and an explanation of the tourbook. The first excursion takes you to Lake Mergozzo, ideal for getting acquainted with your Spider. In the evening, enjoy a scenic boat ride in old wooden boats around the illuminated Isola Bella. The day ends with a group dinner on the tranquil island, offering a magnificent view of the sparkling shoreline.

Day 2: Mountain roads of Centovalli and glamorous lakeside promenades in Ascona

Today, an awe-inspiring route awaits you through rugged gorges and secluded mountain valleys in the Valle Cannobina west of Cannobio. You cross the Swiss border, ascend through seemingly endless switchbacks to ancient-looking mountain villages, and eventually reach the upscale town of Ascona. Take a stroll along Ascona's glamorous lakeside promenade and take some time to relax. In the afternoon, the route leads you back to Baveno along the western lakeside road and picturesque promenades.

Day 3: Rallye feeling in Mottarone Natural Park

In the morning, a winding drive accompanied by the sonorous roar of the Alfa engines awaits you. In just 18 kilometers, you cover an impressive mountain route, from the 200 meters of Lake Maggiore to the 1,490-meter-high Monte Mottarone. From here, you have a magnificent view of Lake d'Orta, Lake Maggiore, and the snow-covered peaks of the Swiss Alps. After lunch, you will visit the enchanting old town of Orta San Giulio. In the afternoon, you will drive on lightly traveled country roads through two natural parks to the western shore of Lake Maggiore. On the way back to the hotel, you will pass Art Nouveau villas and magnificent gardens. In the evening, enjoy dinner at a charming trattoria overlooking the lake.

Day 4: Castello Angera

In the morning, you will visit the impressive Castel Angera on the southern shore of Lake Maggiore. This fortress, with its origins dating back to Roman times, houses one of Italy's most important noble families. By climbing nearly 150 steps, you will reach the defensive tower, from where you can enjoy an unparalleled view. After the visit, a final group lunch is scheduled. Afterwards, you will drive along the lakeshore, passing by the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, until you reach Laveno. From there, the ferry will take you to the western shore. In the afternoon,

* sharing a double room/ sharing a car
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At a glance: All travel destinations & dates in the free brochure.


Lake Maggiore, with its 212.5 square kilometres, lies on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Its west bank is part of the Italian region of Piemont, the eastern shore lies in the Lombardy region and the north part in the Swiss canton of Ticino.

The second largest lake in Italy, at its deepest point 372 m, extends from the Southern Alps to the edge of the Po valley. The shore of Lake Maggiore is lined with a number of well-known locations – Stresa, Verbania, Ascona and Locarno, to name a few. Dream destinations are also the Borromean Islands in the Gulf of Stresa and the Brissago islands southwest of Ascona.

Pamper yourself with culinary delicacies and enjoy Lake Maggiore at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz SL classic car. Which car suits this area and its old Belle Epoque mansions for you? Whether in Ascona, home of poets and bohemians, in Stresa or Milan you will be assured of admiring gazes.

The Botanical Gardens of the Villa Taranto, the garden terraces of the Isola Bella and many privately owned gardens, some with unique collections of plants, make Lake Maggiore a paradise for Botany fans. Of course, water sports enthusiasts also get their money's worth here; from May to October, Lake Maggiore offers bathing lake temperatures, and sailors and motorboat enthusiasts can be found on the lake all year round. Let yourself be tempted by Lucullan delicacies indulge and enjoy Lake Maggiore in a very special way, namely at the wheel of a Mercedes Benz classic car. What automobile fits better here, with the villas from the Belle Époque? Whether in Ascona with its touch of bohemia, the conference town of Stresa or in Orta San Giulio on the lake of the same name: admiring glances from the roadside are guaranteed.

  • Transfers from/ to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to the hotel, as well as on location
  • Nostalgic Alfa Romeo Spider for you to self-drive, including fully comprehensive insurance (Euro 500 deductible), fuel
  • 3 nights accommodation including breakfast in 4-star Hotel “Splendid” in Baveno
  • 1 dinner and 1 lunch
  • Admission fees and guided sightseeing according to itinerary
  • English-speaking guide and service team during the entire trip
  • Tourbook
  • Welcome Gift

Not included in the arrangement:

Travel to Milan (MXP), meals unless otherwise indicated


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