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The Swiss Face of Lake Maggiore

On February 27, 2015 By

As we drove further north, I began to fear for the beauty of the lake in whose company I had spent so much time. Had the Mediterranean spirit of its Italian meanderings been lost to the Alpine discipline of its Swiss shores?

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The Italian Lakes had existed as a romanticised location in our imaginations for many, many years. A destination that had been elevated to such a lofty position…

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Our Ten Favourite Hikes from 2014

On December 18, 2014 By

It’s been a year of outstanding meals thankfully the effects of which have been countered by some equally outstanding hikes, many of which have taken our breaths away…

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Walk through the doors and unassuming gives way to an unexpected and rather grandiose vestibule and dining room with chandeliers and scarlet tablecloths that…

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As a base for exploring Lake Iseo and especially Monte Isola, the Hotel Kinzica is in a beaut of a spot. A short walk leads to where the ferries regularly…

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Sitting quietly on the southern edge of Maccagno, an easy drive from Milan Airport, this is a good, value for money option for those seeking a quieter side to Lake Maggiore…

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Set on quaint and characterful Isola Dei Pescatori, one of the Borromeo Islands in the centre of Lake Maggiore, Hotel Belvedere is an elegant hotel and restaurant in a uniquely beautiful location and is the perfect romantic getaway…

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Hotel Simplon is within a stone’s throw of Lake Maggiore. A short distance away is the centre of Baveno, once a haunt for Europe’s richest and most powerful…

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