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Stresa: Day Pass 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Stresa: Day Pass 3 Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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Island-hop at Lake Maggiore, and discover the tiny Borromean Islands with a hop-on hop-off ferry ticket. Use the 1-day pass to venture out from Stresa, and spend your day sightseeing as you wish. Step onto the shores of Isola Bella, home to the Borromeo family ‘palazzo’; wander amid the houses of pocket-sized Isola dei Pescatori; and admire the greenery of Isola Madre where botanical gardens beckon.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.23
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$17.23

Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands

Private Guided Boat Tour of Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Islands

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Visit the Borromean Islands of Lake Maggiore with your own private guide, and enjoy transport by motorboat just for your group plus a tour of Isola Bella’s 17th-century palace. Perfect if you want to understand the lake’s history and avoid the tourist crowds, the experience offers everything you need to explore the islands with ease. The standard tour includes stops at Isola Pescatori and Isola Madre, but you can upgrade to visit the botanical gardens of Isola Madre, if you wish.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$518.58
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$518.58
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Private pasta-making class at a Cesarina's home with tasting at Lake Maggiore

Private pasta-making class at a Cesarina's home with tasting at Lake Maggiore

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at a local's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a selection of local wine. During the lesson, the local home cook will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.60
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$166.60

Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner at Lake Maggiore

Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner at Lake Maggiore

Enjoy the personalized attention of your chef guide, Cesarina, during this private cooking class focused on traditional Italian dishes. Each participant will get hands-on experience, with their own workstation and utensils, creating three authentic dishes. Then, sit down and enjoy the meal you’ve created, along with water, coffee, and wine. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions and get recipes to take home.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.60
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$166.60

Traditional Italian Dishes Cooking Class in Lake Maggiore

Traditional Italian Dishes Cooking Class in Lake Maggiore

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Learn to prepare several classic Italian dishes at a private home in Ticino Natural Park, located 36 miles (60km) from central Milan. Help to make a 3-course lunch with menu options that are tailored to the tastes of the participants. Have lunch accompanied by wine, dining at a table in the forest (weather permitting), and look for local wildlife such as fox, hare, and bird life.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.26
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$102.26

Private Tour of Borromean Islands from Stresa with Micaela

Private Tour of Borromean Islands from Stresa with Micaela

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If you want to discover the Borromean Islands on a tour that offers a personal touch, look no further than this private day trip from Stresa. With a guide just for you and your group of family or friends, you’ll travel to the three chic Lake Maggiore islands: Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Bella. Hear the history of the baroque Palazzo Borromeo on a tour, get restaurant recommendations for lunch on Isola dei Pescatori, and wander the gardens of beautiful Isola Madre.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$321.70
per group
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$321.70
per group

Share your Pasta Love: Small group Pasta and Tiramisu class in Lake Maggiore

Share your Pasta Love: Small group Pasta and Tiramisu class in Lake Maggiore

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You can't visit Italy without trying at least one pasta dish... So, we'll teach you two! Learn how to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand and how to prepare 2 simple different kinds of pasta (filled pasta + fresh pasta) from scratch with your Cesarina. As the icing on the cake you will learn to prepare also the iconic Tiramisu. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine as you make new friends in this hands-on cooking class. It's a great way to truly experience Italian culture. • Learn to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand • Learn to make 2 iconic pasta types • Learn to make the iconic tiramisu • Small-group cooking class with a maximum of 12 people. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine with other lovely guests • Enjoy an Italian Aperitivo to warm-up Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country. They are welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.74
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$113.74

Micaela's exclusive private sunset cruise on lake Maggiore

Micaela's exclusive private sunset cruise on lake Maggiore

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Savor the beauty of Lake Maggiore during the golden hour with this private sunset cruise. Set off from Stresa just as the sun begins to dip below the horizon and admire the picturesque towns, historic villas, and sumptuous gardens dotting the shore as you slowly cruise past. Sip prosecco and snap photos of the lush Borromean Islands and soaring Alpine peaks on the horizon before heading back to the harbor.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$380.40
per group
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$380.40
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Wine tasting in the Ossola Vineyards

Wine tasting in the Ossola Vineyards

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Valli Ossolane gained its DOC title in 2009, in the period of 2009–2010 when several DOC titles were added to the already impressive wine portfolio of Piedmont, north-western Italy. It covers red and white wines from the Verbano–Cusio–Ossola province in the far northern reaches of Piedmont. Meet the winemaker, a passionate wine lover who traveled around the world to study and learn the most famous wine regions. You will spend time walking in the vineyard and he will tell you about the wine culture in Ossola valley with a 700-year history. You will taste 3 different type of wine from the winery and he will explain to you more about the process from grapes to wines. He will give the answer to every question about Ossola wine or Italian wines. Coming to his winery, you will have a chance to enjoy the wine with the wonderful view of the Alps and see Domodossola from above.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.19
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$22.19

Private Tour to Bellagio and Lake Como from Stresa

Private Tour to Bellagio and Lake Como from Stresa

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Experience Bellagio, a setting known as the most beautiful of Lake Como’s clutch of shoreline towns, on a day trip from a neighboring lake. With pickups from hotels in Stresa and Baveno on Lake Maggiore or Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta included, the day trip offers ultimate convenience for a lazy day out on the glamorous Italian lake. You’ll have free time to wander the narrow streets of Bellagio, followed by a visit to Como town where shops, cafes, and impressive architecture await.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$558.95
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$558.95
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The three Borromean Islands with a private tour guide

The three Borromean Islands with a private tour guide

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The Borromean Islands are one of the highlights of Lake Maggiore, but the logistics of visiting all three in one day can be complicated. On this private tour, visit Isola Bella, Isola Madre, and Isola dei Pescatori with a boat and guide to admire their historic villas, lush gardens, and charming lanes. Stop for lunch (at your own expense) on Fisherman's Island before the boat trip back to Stresa.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$298.72
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$298.72
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Lake Maggiore:Borromean Islands tour and Hermitage cruise Boat Trip from Stresa

Lake Maggiore:Borromean Islands tour and Hermitage cruise Boat Trip from Stresa

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There’s no better way to see Lake Maggiore’s Borromean Islands than by private boat. This 1-hour tour allows you to travel in true Italian style around Isola Bella, Isola Madre and more. As you bask in the sun, your captain navigates the boat on a route that takes in sights of the islands’ lakeside gardens, palazzos and private villas. If you want to learn about the area as you cruise, upgrade to include a guide.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.56
Price varies by group size
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$145.56
Price varies by group size

Malpensa to Stresa or Stresa to Malpensa Private Taxi Transfer with David

Malpensa to Stresa or Stresa to Malpensa Private Taxi Transfer with David

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When your plane lands at Milan Malpensa airport, enjoy an easy and comfortable journey to Stresa and vice versa with this private, taxi transfer. A driver will be waiting for you at the airport arrivals to chauffeur you in a private vehicle directly to your lake-area destination. The flat rate price can accommodate up to eight adults per vehicle.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.20
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$153.20
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Boat Tour to Borromean Island

Boat Tour to Borromean Island

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Book ahead to see the three Borromean Islands by boat, and save yourself the hassle of working out boat cruise tickets at the lakeside. A hop-on hop-off ferry cruise, the experience starts from Stresa and stops at Isola dei Pescatori, Isola Bella, and Isola Madre: Lake Maggiore’s famous trio of islands. Ferries depart every 30 minutes through the day, leaving you with ample time to explore each island at leisure.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.23
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$58.23

Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting: Lake Maggiore

Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting: Lake Maggiore

Don't lose the opportunity to become a "pizzaiolo" (pizza-maker) and a great tiramisu maker! Enter a local home, connect with an expert home cook and discover how Italian mamma and nonnas used to prepare awesome pizza at home. With this private hands-on cooking class, you will learn how to make pizza and tiramisù from scratch from a real Italian family. To complete your feast, enjoy what you have prepared for lunch or dinner with a selection of local wine included. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family with a pizza party once you come back home! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages. Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.60
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$166.60

Half day tour: Isola Bella and Fishermen's Island with a tour guide

Half day tour: Isola Bella and Fishermen's Island with a tour guide

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Experience the beauty of Italy’s Lake Maggiore during this half-day tour to Isola Bella and Fisherman’s Island. This private excursion leaves from the villages of Stresa where you board a boat to Isola Bella. Explore the island’s Italian-style garden before heading to Fisherman’s Island for a walking tour of the quaint village. This tour is inclusive of a private tour guide, all entrance fees are to be paid on site.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.81
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$206.81
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Dining experience at a local's home at Lake Maggiore with show cooking

Dining experience at a local's home at Lake Maggiore with show cooking

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This is a great choice for travelers looking for an authentic dining experience at Lake Maggiore. Rather than going to a restaurant, enjoy the special experience of eating at a Cesarina’s home. It’s a great way to try a variety of different dishes, as you’ll enjoy a 4-course meal, including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert. As an added bonus, you’ll also be able to assist your Cesarina with preparation stages, and learn the secrets of the regional recipes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.66
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$97.66

Ticket for the three Borromean Islands from Stresa

Ticket for the three Borromean Islands from Stresa

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Book a flexible ticket for the three Borromean Islands in advance, and have peace of mind for easy voucher changes should your plans change. With a boat ticket booked in advance, you’ll visit the three famous Lake Maggiore islands at your own pace. Walk amid the botanical plants of Isola Madre, browse the craft shops and restaurants of Isola dei Pescatori, and gaze in awe at the Palazzo Borromeo of Isola Bella.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.23
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$17.23

Boat tour of the 3 Borromean islands (Isola Bella, Pescatori and Madre)

Boat tour of the 3 Borromean islands (Isola Bella, Pescatori and Madre)

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Secure your Borromean Islands boat ticket in advance to cut out the queues at the busy Stresa port. With your logistics organized in advance, you’ll visit the three Lake Maggiore islands at your own pace and schedule. Hop between Stresa and the islands of Madre, Bella, and Pescatori by motorboat, and discover their botanical gardens, palaces, and craft shops without the stress. Note that palace entry is extra.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.23
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$17.23

Lake Orta Day Trip from Stresa with Optional Island Cruise

Lake Orta Day Trip from Stresa with Optional Island Cruise

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Leave Stresa to discover Lake Orta, a small yet stunning lake just west of Lake Maggiore. During this day trip by bus, you'll travel to Orta San Giulio, the lake's main village to enjoy free time. Explore the narrow streets and admire the lake's island, Isola San Giulio, which you can visit along with the basilica if you upgrade when you book. The return journey takes in sights of the giant statue of San Carlo Borromeo (Sancarlone) and the Rocca d'Angera fortress. Note that the trip takes place in a group of up to 50 people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.45
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$48.45

Sunset private cruise with a tour guide

Sunset private cruise with a tour guide

Admire the beaches, islands, and alpine peaks of Lake Maggiore on a romantic sunset cruise. Set sail on-board a private charter boat, cruise around the Stresa Gulf, and soak up the scenery as you pass the Borromean islands. While on-board, sip included drinks and snacks, or upgrade to enjoy a light buffet dinner with wine.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.34
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$172.34
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Stresa: Day Pass Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

Stresa: Day Pass Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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Explore the ‘Beautiful Island’ of Isola Bella at your leisure with a hop-on hop-off ferry ticket departing from Stresa. Glide across Lake Maggiore to this most renowned of the Borromean Islands, where you can visit the Palace Museum and Gardens, grab a bite to eat or simply stroll around the palazzos and villas that decorate the port. Ferries run every 30 minutes, so you can customize your day.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.19
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$9.19

Visit and tasting of 4 D.O.C.wines Fontechiara

Visit and tasting of 4 D.O.C.wines Fontechiara

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If you are looking for a suggestive and welcoming place to savor excellent wines and food and enjoy peace and tranquility surrounded by greenery, the Fontechiara Winery is what you are looking for. Come and visit us, you can visit the cellar and savor the magic and charm of the process of transforming grapes into wine. We will tell you the story of our company, illustrating the techniques of cultivation of the vineyards and the methods of vinification and aging. In an evocative and familiar setting, you will then taste our wines, Nebbiolo DOC, Vespolina DOC, Rosato DOC and Rosso DOC served in combination with typical local, fresh, artisanal and zero kilometer products such as local cured meats and cheeses, specially selected to enhance the best aromas, tastes and organoleptic characteristics of each individual wine.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.21
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$40.21

Ticket for Isola Madre & Bella from Stresa

Ticket for Isola Madre & Bella from Stresa

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We know that flexibility in this moment is necessary to organize a trip out of town; for this reason we want to make the Flex service available. We guarantee flexibility on all available dates, you can book your next tour in complete freedom. Should your plans change, you can change the date of your Flex-Ticket by easily requesting a voucher for the new date. No cost for changing the reservation of the chosen date. Book the Flex-Ticket service made available by the Consorzio Motoscafisti Associati C.M.A. by Stresatours with its fleet of 11 motor ships with variable capacity from 30 up to 60 seats, we will guarantee flexibility on the booking dates of transport to the Borromean Islands, you can plan your next trip to Lake Maggiore in total freedom.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.23
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$17.23

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