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Francis Brennans Grand Tour

Programme 4

Francis Brennans Grand Tour

Stresa - The Italian Lakes

There's a long journey ahead for the tour as they say au revoir to Cannes and France as travel to Italy. Their destination is the small scenic town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore in the Italian Lakes.

En route, the coach stops off at one of the glitziest states in the world, Monaco, famous for its Grand Prix circuit, the Monte Carlo Casino and Royal Palace, home of the glamorous Grimaldi dynasty.

Once they reach the Italian lakes the tourists take a break from the coach for another form of transport - a boat. They take a ride around the properly scenic Lake Maggiore, where, scenery aside, one of the highlights is a stop off at Villa Taranto, famous for it's fabulously manicured gardens. They manage to lose their boat captain at one point but, of course, Francis saves the day!

 

Useful Information

RELATED LINKS
www.thetraveldepartment.ie
www.aerlingus.com
info@hlapalma.it
info@grandhotelbristol.com
www.verbanoevents.com

GETTING THERE
THE TRAVEL DEPARTMENT
Harmony Court
Harmony Row
Dublin 2, Ireland
Telephone: + 353 1 637 1600
www.thetraveldepartment.ie

AER LINGUS
www.aerlingus.com

ACCOMMODATION
Hotel La Palma
Lungolago Umberto I, 33
28838 Stresa VB
Tel: 00 39 0323 32401
info@hlapalma.it

Grand Hotel Bristol
Corso so Umberto I, 73
28838 Stresa VB
Tel: 00 39 0323 32601
info@grandhotelbristol.com

TOURIST INFO
www.stresaturismo.it
www.visitstresa.com

www.verbanoevents.com

THINGS TO DO
Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto
Via V Veneto 111
Opens - April to end October, 9am to 6pm
An admission fee is charged.
Tel: 00 39 0323 556667 / 404555 www.villataranto.it

Mottarone Cable Car and the Alpine Gardens
Tel: 00 39 0323 30295 www.stresa-mottarone.it

Lido Blue Beach

Mergozzo village

Boat excursions to the Borromean Islands -Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori

Stresa Market - Friday morning

Piazza Cadorna - square with shops, cafes and restaurants

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