Food & Music on Lake Lugano

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6 Nights: 16 - 22 September, 2019
to be confirmed early January 2019
Includes: return flights from the UK to Milan, six nights bed & breakfast at the Hotel Stella d'Italia, concerts, 3 dinners, 2 lunches and a full programme of excursions.

We return to beautiful lakeside setting of Valsolda in September for the 3rd year of Maestro! Music on Lake Lugano. Full details of artists and included concerts will be available early in January but you can Register Now to receive priority booking. 

Lake Lugano is 70% in Switzerland and 30% in Italy. We stay on the Italian shore of the lake at a hotel that has become a firm favourite with Maestro clients over the past ten years, the enchanting Albergo Stella d'Italia situated on the lakeside in San Mamete, one of the seven little villages that make up ‘Valsolda’.

“Piccolo Mondo Antico” (“Little old-fashioned world”) is how Italian author Antonio Fogazzaro described Valsolda in his novel of 1895 and little has changed since! The ‘Stella’ opened in 1910 and remains owned and managed by the Ortelli family. It is unique in our experience of Italian lakeside hotels in that ALL rooms face the lake and the only difference between 'standard', 'superior' and ‘deluxe’ is really the decor and size of the room. It has an idyllic setting besides the lake just 2km from the Swiss border and 7km from the centre of Lugano. San Mamete is a small lakeside hamlet with just one square but has a bank, baker, general store, pharmacy and hair-dresser as well as a few bars & cafes.

The hotel and its beautiful garden invite you to relax and enjoy the lake. You can even use the hotel's own rowing boat for an excursion on the lake! If you want to explore independently a bus runs several times a day between Lugano and Menaggio on Lake Como, stopping outside the hotel in each direction. The hotel also has a once a day visit from the traditional lake steamer as it traverses the lake from Lugano to Porlezza.

The holiday includes three days of organised sightseeing visits to the beautiful Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, Villa Fogazzaro on Lake Lugano and the lakeside towns of Bellagio & Menaggio on Lake Como and the city of Lugano itself as well as three dinners and two lunches.

To reserve your place, please call our office on 0800-678-5747, then fill out the Booking Form (above) and send your deposit to:

Maestro! Tour Management
11 Seymour Terrace
Seymour Street
Liverpool L3 5PE
United Kingdom

Fax: +44 8700 717 747 in UK
Fax: 212-208-6840 in N. America

Many thanks, once again, to Ken and the Maestro Team for a fabulous holiday in Venice. We saw and learned so much about that magical city in just 6 days - both on and away from the Grand Canal - and enjoyed 4 wonderful evenings of music too. Rob says that now his dream of seeing Venice has been realised, Turner's paintings make a lot more sense!
Mr & Mrs F, Lytham St Annes

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