Itinerary 3: THE LAKES

preferred TIME of the year APRIL,MAY
10 DAYS-9 NIGHTS
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The Italian Lakes are considered the most romantic setting in Italy and in the world. Lake Maggiore and Lake Como are the most famous and located near Milan, in the middle of the northern part of Italy. They are set against the foothill of the Alps. The atmosphere and natural surroundings tend to impress their visitor since the Roman

THE LAKES
GOLF EXPERIENCE
THE LAKES
CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
THE LAKES
CULINARY EXPERIENCE
THE LAKES GOLF EXPERIENCE
 

 We will play golf in one of the most charming and romantic parts of the world, some layouts will be so unique that you cannot forget them. We will play overlooking Lake Maggiore and Lake Como and also two of my overall favorite golf courses in Italy. 

Be ready to challenge some of the oldest golf courses in Italy while enjoying breathtaking views.

DAY 1

We will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the hotel. In the afternoon, we will relax and explore the village where we are staying. 

DAY 2


The first golf course we will play has an exceptional view. From the 18th tee box you can often see the skyline of Milan, the Swiss Alps and the Four Lakes. 

  • 18 holes morning tee time

  • I suggest driving

DAY 3

The Golf Group will have a short practice and then we will play 9 holes. The course is quite short because it was built in 1924, but the warm and welcoming spirit will make you feel right at home.

  • 9 holes morning tee time

  • I suggest walking

DAY 4

The third golf course we will visit has 36 holes and was rated among the ten best golf courses in Italy in 2015. The links course and the hilly course will both challenge your skills 

  • 18 holes morning tee time with quick lunch between nines

  • I suggest driving

DAY 5

Within just a short drive from our hotel, we will play 18 holes. It is a course to be loved rather than challenged. 

  • 18 holes morning tee times 

  • I suggest walking

DAY 6

During the last four days, we will play some of the most beautiful courses in Italy. This particular one was built in 1897 and the historic monastery clubhouse is set among a grove of centuries-old trees with a spectacular view of the lakes. 

  • 18 holes morning tee time

  • course is hilly but can be easily walked

DAY 7

The Golf Group will play 18 holes at one of my favourite golf courses in Italy. It offers a choice of 54 holes, balanced between strategic difficulties and refined beauty. 

  • 18 holes morning tee time, quick lunch between nines

  • I suggest driving

DAY 8

The Today's course is very well-known in Italy because it hosts a widely-considered golfing library. This course is a Northern Italian jewel and is a must to be visited, played and enjoyed. 

  • 18 holes morning tee time

  • I suggest walking

DAY 9

The Golf Group will play a spectacular golf course. It is among the oldest clubs in Italy, founded in 1925. I have played many amateur competitions here and it brings back fond memories. 

  • RYDER DREAM MATCH afternoon tee time

THE LAKES
CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
 

The Italian lake district stretches across Northern Italy. This area combines good weather with gorgeous landscapes as it reaches deep into the Alps. The Lake Maggiore (Maggiore means MAIN in Italian) is the longest among them, measuring 65km and has hosts three islands. Loved by Ernest Hemingway and defined by French poet Montesquie as “the most beautiful place in the world”, this archipelago offers the opportunity to visit noble palaces, exotic gardens, ancient villas, enchanting sceneries. There is so much to fall in love with here. Lake Como is the most well-known because has been the setting for romantic movie scenes, but mostly for the world famous novel by Alessandro Manzoni “The Betrothed”. Crystal clear water flanked by vineyards and mountains, picturesque villages with cobbled streets, ruined churches and castles… the Italian lakes are a place to be seen and never forgotten.

DAY 1

We will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the hotel. In the afternoon, we will relax and explore the village where we are staying. 

DAY 2

The Cultural Group will start their day by visiting a small town situated on a promontory which juts out from the banks of the lake. We will then visit “Sacro Monte” (Sacred Mountain, which is a site of pilgrimage and worship; a series of devotional complexes such as chapels and kiosks with paintings and sculptures standing on the slopes of the mountain. In the afternoon, we will drive to the western side of the Lakes to visit a “Mountain Borgo” and a Sanctuary. 

DAY 3

In the morning, the Cultural Group will drive to a small city of about 5,000 inhabitants on the western side of Lake Maggiore. It first appeared in 998 A.D. and was destined to become a fishing community. It was always well-known as a retreat for Europe’s aristocrats who built a number of villas in town. In the afternoon, we join the golf group to explore a series of islands on Lake Maggiore. 

DAY 4

The Cultural Group will visit one of the most famous museums in Italy on the history of aviation. It stretches over 2 km of exhibition and offers an indoor and outdoor visit. We will also visit the historic museum of Alfa Romeo. 

DAY 5

The Cultural Group will drive along the riviera of the Lake Maggiore and will experience a series of evocative historical ruins, abandoned on the small island of Verbano. We will also visit a castle from the Middle Ages which is one of the few still entirely preserved. 

DAY 6

The Cultural Group will visit a city that lies at the feet of a sacred mountain. It is situated on seven hills in proximity of Lake Maggiore. It has many castles and a beautiful residential complex from the past; it also offers a magnificent park that can be explored on horseback or by bicycle. 

DAY 7

The Cultural Group will visit the well-known city and fashion capital: Milan. 

DAY 8

The Cultural Group will drive along the shores of Lake Como all the way to Switzerland, exploring beautiful “borghi” and small mountain villages. Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Roman times, offering their visitors many villas and palaces to visit. 

DAY 9

The Cultural Group will visit a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance which is on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites . We will visit the Villa and a museum dedicated to the study and composition of ancient books. 

THE LAKES
CULINARY EXPERIENCE
 

Lombardia and Piemonte are the two regions that host The Lake District.

In addition to fresh lake fish that will be served in a simple style, local chefs create different and original dishes like 'risotto with frogs', 'eel cooked with sage, rosemery and balsamic vinegar' or 'tinca stuffed with Italian herbs'. All very rich in flavors but light at the same time.

Bardolino, Valpollicella, Chiaretto del Garda, Francicorta, Lugana are examples of some the wines that this part of the country has to offer. White wine and Rose` are the perfect companions for a fish dish.

During your stay you will also have a chance to try 'risotto alla milanese' (rice with saffron) which is the most famous recipe from Milan.

WHERE WE WILL STAY

HOTEL Number 1

I have chosen this hotel because it offers the best view of the enchanting Borreomeo Gulf. It is a very stylish hotel surrounded by a luxuriant park and private beach. Stained Venetian pavements, marble columns, aubussons and walls decorated with fine fabrics create a rich and exclusive atmosphere which transmits a feeling of true elegance.

HOTEL Number 2

This hotel is located on the Lake Como shore. The charm of a great historic residence which faces the lake and matches the magic of a landscape unique in the world. The hotel offers a private beach and dock, where the boats are ready to take you to explore the other side of the lake.

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