Food & Music on Lake Lugano

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7 Nights: 20 - 27 September 2020
Thanks to all of you who have registered in advance. Full details and costs are being mailed (week of April 28th). Any remaining spaces will be published here on May 5th.
Includes: return flights from the UK to Lugano or Milan, seven nights bed & breakfast at the Hotel Stella d'Italia, 3 concerts, 3 dinners, 2 pre-concert suppers and a full programme of sightseeing.

We return to beautiful lakeside setting of the Stella d'Italia, Valsolda in September for the 4th year of Maestro! Music on Lake Lugano. As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation across the world and in Italy in particular, we are asking that you Register Now to receive Priority Booking as soon as we are able to provide you with full details.

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. This year the hotel has added a 'wellness' suite with massage and spa facilities. 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 and the city of Lugano itself as well as three dinners, two suppers and two lunches (all with wines included).

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

Wonderful Maestro week in Chicago. Perfect planning and organization as always. Ideal location for our hotel enabling us to walk easily to our outstanding Chicago Symphony Concerts and the Art Museum. Thank you Ken. What a pleasure!
EP, Cambridge, MA

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