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A Week on Lake Maggiore

Discover the islands, lakes and gardens of Lombardy staying at the delightful Villa e Palazzo Aminta

  • 23 September 2021
  • 27 April 2022
  • 4 May 2022
  • 23 September 2022
  • Garden
  • Isola Madre

Italy has more than its fair share of beautiful places, but few would argue that the lakes that nestle in the foothills of the Italian Alps are one of its finest assets. The Lakes of Lombardy and in particular Lake Maggiore are very special. The early mist rising off the lake, church bells resonating off the water, flower-filled gardens reflected in the still, deep waters and numerous craft going about their business, criss-crossing the lake. The images stay with you forever.

A little more sedate than some of the other Italian lakes, Lake Maggiore harbours a distinct belle-époque air with regal promenades and grand villas lining its shores. Its hinterland is intriguingly wild and the steep inclines of Piedmont's lower Alps and gentle Mediterranean climate make for lush vegetation, and are the reason why so many rare and exotic plants thrive here. Our elegant and comfortable hotel, the Villa e Palazzo Aminta is scenically positioned by the shores of the lake and when you can stir yourself from this idyllic setting there is a wealth of wonderful things to see and do and we have devised an itinerary which includes a perfect combination of included tours and ample time at leisure. Highlights of our stay will include visits to wonderful gardens such as Villa Taranto in Pallanza which features over 3,000 species of plant, a tour by boat to see the Borromean Islands with their wonderful palaces and botanic gardens and a full day exploring the lakes, towns and valleys by rail and boat including the Swiss town of Locarno.

We have also allowed for opportunities to dine independently so that you may join the local restaurant-goers in the wonderful waterfront restaurants nearby. If you enjoy touring at a gentle pace, sampling local foods and wines, walking amidst beautiful surroundings and appreciating the exotic plants and flowers on display in the company of just a few fellow travellers then this tour will surely appeal. 

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Villa e Palazzo Aminta

Dating back to the early 20th century, the grand Villa e Palazzo Aminta is one of Lake Maggiore’s finest hotels. Initially built as the personal residence of the Admiral of the Royal Navy Francesco Capece, the hotel still bears the name of his dear, beloved wife Aminta and is now owned by the Zanetta family. The property has very much retained the atmosphere of a private house and the owners take pride in the warm hospitality and service provided to their guests from the moment you step into the opulent lobby with its Murano glittering chandeliers, Venetian flooring and marble columns. With its superior position on the lakefront, this sumptuous five-star property provides the perfect base for our exploration of this magical region of Italy.

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Itinerary

  • Isola Madre

Day 1 London to Lake Maggiore, Italy.

Fly by scheduled flight to Milan. On arrival transfer to the Villa e Palazzo Aminta. After checking in enjoy free time before we meet for a welcome drink and dinner in the hotel this evening. (D)

Day 2 Borromean Islands.

This morning we will take a local boat from our hotel for a panoramic ride on the lake where we will view Isola Madre, the largest island on Lake Maggiore. The island is private, belonging to the Borromeo family and the mansion that was built at the end of the 16th century is considered the first of the villas ever built on the lake. The importance of the island comes from the botanical garden where, from the beginning of the 19th century, local and exotic plants have been cultivated. Continue to Isola Bella where we enjoy a guided visit of Palazzo Borromeo, the Baroque mansion built from the 17th century by the noble family feudatories of Lake Maggiore and surrounded by wonderful gardens. After the visit we have free time for a walk on the island before we make our way to the small, charming Isola dei Pescatori where the small boats and fishing nets denote the main activity of its inhabitants. Enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants before returning to our hotel by private boat. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is free to relax in the hotel or explore the local town independently. (B, L)

Day 3 Lago D’Orta.

After breakfast in the hotel we drive to Lago D’Orta. The small and picturesque lake is surrounded by mountains and we will take a boat to the island of San Giulio which lies in the centre. On our guided tour we will visit the ancient Basilica, which dates back to the 4th century and was rebuilt in the 11th century, then decorated with Renaissance and Baroque frescoes. The remains of Saint Julius, evangelizer of the region, are kept in the crypt. Walk along the only lane to see the Benedictine cloister before boarding the boat back to the enchanting village of Orta. The lack of cars together with the granite portals, the wrought iron gates, the little lanes and the inside yards gives it a timeless atmosphere. Later, transfer by boat to Bagnera and continue to a local agriturismo for a lunch of local specialities, sourced directly from the farm, accompanied by local wines. Return to the hotel this afternoon for some time at leisure. (B, L)

Day 4 Rocca d’Angera.

Drive this morning to the magnificent Rocca d’Angera located on a rocky spur on the southern shores of the lake. Owned by the Borromeo family since 1449 the Rocca consists of five different buildings, the Torre Castellana, Ala Scaligera, Ala Viscontea, Torre di Giovanni Visconti and the Ala dei Borromeo which were constructed at various times between the 11th and 15th century. Now merged to create one historic building, we can explore the historical halls and rooms including the beautiful ‘Hall of Justice’ with its 12th century frescoes and visit the museum of dolls and toys. Outside we see the restoration of the Medieval gardens which blends medicinal herbs with ornamental plants. Return to the hotel and enjoy a free afternoon before meeting for dinner. (B, D)

Day 5 Villa Taranto.

This morning we visit the famous Villa Taranto in Pallanza whose gardens were established between 1931 and 1940 by Scotsman Neil McEacharn. Today the gardens contain nearly 20,000 plant varieties representing more than 3,000 species, set among seven kilometres of paths. Walking along the avenues we will admire the most curious and important species, according to the season. Varieties include azalea, rhododendron, 300 types of dahlias as well as the greenhouses of Victoria amazonica, a small herbarium and the founder's mausoleum. We will take lunch in Pallanza and have some time to explore before returning to the hotel this afternoon. (B, L)

Day 6 Lago Maggiore Express.

After breakfast we will embark on a full day tour exploring the lake and the valleys and towns on its shores. A morning cruise will sail north from Stresa, passing the Borromean Islands, the castles of Cannero, the Brissago Islands and fascinating shorelines dotted with picturesque towns and villages. After a light lunch on board we arrive in the Swiss town of Locarno where we have some free time. From Locarno we take the Centovalli railway through wild and romantic scenery, punctuated by vertiginous bridges, streams of the purest water, vineyards, chestnut woodlands and villages perched on steep slopes. The railway crosses 83 bridges and travels through 31 tunnels before arriving in Domodossola where we board our coach and return to our hotel. After some time at leisure we meet in the hotel for dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Ricetto di Ghemme.

Leaving the lake behind we travel to the Rovellotti cellars in Ghemme. The town lies in a fertile plain of the Novara Province, at the foot of the hills that rise up towards the nearby Pre-Alps, between Piedmont and Lombardy. It boasts a wide variety of landscapes: rice fields, cultivated fields, castles and unspoilt natural beauty. We will explore the Ricetto, an impressive walled rectangular-shaped Medieval citadel, originally a stronghold used for the safe retreat for the local population in case of siege. Visit the cellars, situated in a centuries-old two storey structure made of bricks and river stone, grouped around lovely little courtyards. Here we will enjoy a tasting of their wines served with local delicacies. Return to the hotel this afternoon and enjoy free time before we take our farewell dinner in the hotel this evening. (B, D)

Day 8 Lake Maggiore to London.

Check out after breakfast and transfer to Milan for our scheduled flight to London. (B)

  • Palazzo Borromeo
  • Isola Bella
  • Rocca di Angera

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
23 to 30 September 2021
Category Price
Superior Garden View £2795
Deluxe Lake Side View £3095
Deluxe Front Lake View £3395
Junior Suite Lake View Not Available
Superior Garden View Sole Occupancy £3895
Deluxe Lake Side View Sole Occupancy £4295
27 April to 4 May 2022 • 4 to 11 May 2022
Category Price
Superior Garden View £2895
Deluxe Lake Side View £3195
Deluxe Front Lake View £3495
Junior Suite Lake View £3795
Superior Garden View Sole Occupancy £3995
Deluxe Lake Side View Sole Occupancy £4395
23 to 30 September 2022
Category Price
Superior Garden View £2995
Deluxe Lake Side View £3295
Deluxe Front Lake View £3595
Junior Suite Lake View Not Available
Superior Garden View Sole Occupancy £4095
Deluxe Lake Side View Sole Occupancy £4495

Tour Reference Code: LAMAGGIORE

Price Includes: Economy class scheduled air travel  • Seven nights hotel accommodation at the Villa e Palazzo Aminta • Meals as indicated (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)  •  Drinks with lunch & dinner  •  Excursions as described  •  Noble Caledonia Tour Manager  •  Gratuities  •  Transfers.

Not Included: Travel insurance.

Group Size: We are restricting the group size to no more than 25 participants.

Villa e Palazzo Aminta

Dating back to the early 20th century, the grand Villa e Palazzo Aminta is one of Lake Maggiore’s finest hotels. Initially built as the personal residence of the Admiral of the Royal Navy Francesco Capece, the hotel still bears the name of his dear, beloved wife Aminta and is now owned by the Zanetta family. The property has very much retained the atmosphere of a private house and the owners take pride in the warm hospitality and service provided to their guests from the moment you step into the opulent lobby with its Murano glittering chandeliers, Venetian flooring and marble columns. With its superior position on the lakefront, this sumptuous five-star property provides the perfect base for our exploration of this magical region of Italy.

 
  • Your Accommodation

    Your Accommodation

    Villa e Palazzo Aminta has a total of 70 rooms and suites which are located across five different floors. All have private balconies or terraces with garden or lake views and each room and suite has been carefully designed with its own colour scheme and decorated with rich fabrics and Italian furnishings. All are all equipped with twin or double bed configuration, Jacuzzi bathtub, single or double sink, goose down quilts, safe, hairdryer, complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks, beer and mineral water (replaced daily), pillow menu, direct phone line, flat-screen satellite TV and 24-hour room service.

    Superior Garden View: The superior rooms measure approximately 22 square metres and feature a private balcony or terrace. They are located at the rear side of the hotel with beautiful views over the gardens.

    Deluxe Lake Side View: These rooms feature a private balcony and are located at the side of the hotel with a side view of the lake and the Borromean Islands.

    Deluxe Front Lake View: These rooms have a private balcony with magnificent views over the lake and the Borromean Islands. These spacious rooms measure approximately 26 square metres.

    Junior Suite Lake View: The Junior Suites are located on the 1st floor of the hotel with beautiful views over the lake and the Borromean Islands. They feature a raised seating area and a large private terrace and measure a very generous 38 square metres.  

    Please note that as the hotel is on a relatively busy lakefront road some traffic noise may be experienced in the lake view rooms and suites though the views are simply wonderful.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    Part of the Leading Hotels of the World group, Villa e Palazzo Aminta has a number of elegant and relaxing places from which to relax and enjoy the Italian hospitality, both inside and out. The bar is open all day and drinks and snacks are also served out on the sun terrace. With large glass windows offering panoramic lake views, I Mori restaurant serves classic Italian dishes and the main restaurant, Le Isole, offers regional and international cuisine in elegant surroundings as well as al fresco dining when the weather permits.

    The property’s spa is one of the most attractive on the lake and features a Turkish bath, hot tub and a number of rooms where treatments such as detox scrubs, wraps and Zen Shiatsu massages can be enjoyed. For those feeling active, there is a well-equipped fitness centre and the property offers complimentary bike hire. There is also a private beach on the shores of the lake with sun lounges, umbrellas and towels provided for guest use. When not on tour you can explore the local area with ease as the hotel is located just a 10 minute walk from Stresa and a free shuttle bus operates to the town several times a day.

  • Hotel Directory

    Hotel Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}

    Please find below further details pertaining to the hotel or click on the booklet to download. 

    The Villa e Palazzo Aminta is one of the finest hotels on the shores of Italy’s Lake Maggiore. Dating back to the early 20th century, the property has very much retained the atmosphere of a private house. The owners take pride in the warm hospitality and service provided from the moment you step into the opulent lobby with its Murano glittering chandeliers, Venetian flooring and marble columns.

    This elegant hotel has 70 rooms all of which offer a high level of comfort and have private balconies or terraces, with garden or lake views. Part of the Leading Hotels of the World group, Villa e Palazzo Aminta also has wonderful facilities including a bar, sun terrace and two restaurants. I Mori has lake views and serves classic Italian dishes and Le Isole is the elegant main restaurant which offers al fresco dining when the weather permits. There is also a private beach area, an attractive on-site spa and fitness centre.

    However, the hotel’s greatest asset is its position. Situated in the most beautiful lake area, it is ideally placed for day excursions to some of the loveliest islands, gardens and villas of Lombardy and, in your free time, the nearby town of Stresa with its old centre and promenade can easily be reached by foot, bike or shuttle bus.

    ADAPTORS

    A limited number of adaptors can be obtained from Reception, located on the ground floor of the hotel. These should be returned to Reception at the end of your stay.

    ADDRESS

    Via Sempione Nord, 123 28838 Stresa (VB) Italy

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    Air-conditioning is available in all rooms and public areas of the hotel.

    BEDDING, BLANKETS & PILLOWS

    The Housekeeper will be pleased to provide extra pillows, blankets, towels and sheets upon request. Please advise Noble Caledonia in advance if you require non-feathered bedding.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the hotel please call +39 0323 933818. This is an Italian number so calls are charged at an international rate. There is a phone in your room, which has access to an outside line. You can make room-to-room calls free of charge (see section on Telephone Calls). You can contact the hotel by email at info@villa-aminta.it . There is a Business Centre at Reception where a computer and printer may be used free of charge.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Your Tour Manager will confirm the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities the previous evening.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free or low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department at Noble Caledonia. We regret that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although the hotel will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once you have checked in to the hotel, please speak to the Chef to reconfirm your requirements.

    DINING & DRINKING

    Breakfast and dinner will be served in the Le Isole Restaurant. Mealtimes will be advised in the Daily Programme to fit in with the excursion arrangements each day. The bar will be open each evening before and after dinner, featuring a wide variety of local and international drinks.

    DOCTOR

    Please contact Reception should you require a doctor.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that an emergency should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the staff. We request that as soon as you enter your room, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of the room door. Guests with disabilities, including impaired sight or hearing should advise reception on arrival, so that special attention can be given in the event of an emergency.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    We are always looking for ways to improve our holidays and the services provided and in order to do this we welcome feedback from our guests. Your comments are important to us therefore we request that you complete the questionnaire that will be provided to you by your Tour Manager.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    A laundry and dry cleaning service is available in the hotel. Laundry bags and a price list can be found in the wardrobe in your hotel room. Please fill in the laundry list and leave it together with the bag of items to be laundered on your bed to be collected.

    LIFT

    There is a lift in the main Villa Aminta which services all floors.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your hotel room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia or Villa e Palazzo Aminta. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MINI-BAR

    For your convenience a mini-bar facility has been set up in your room with soft drinks and beers (replenished daily).

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to Reception on arrival. This allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Euros. Your room account can be paid by: • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) • Cash (Euros)

    ROOMS

    Villa e Palazzo Aminta has a total of 70 rooms and suites which are located across five different floors. All have private balconies or terraces with garden or lake views and each room and suite has been carefully designed with its own colour scheme and decorated with rich fabrics and Italian furnishings. All are equipped with Jacuzzi bathtub, single or double sink, goose down quilts, safe, hairdryer, complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks, beer and mineral water (replaced daily), pillow menu, direct phone line, flat-screen satellite TV and 24-hour room service. As the hotel is on a relatively busy lakefront road some traffic noise may be experienced in the lake view rooms and suites though the views are simply wonderful.

    Superior Garden View: The superior rooms measure approximately 22 square metres and feature a private balcony or terrace. They are located at the rear side of the hotel with beautiful views over the gardens. Deluxe Lake Side View: These rooms feature a private balcony and are located at the side of the hotel with a side view of the lake and the Borromeo Islands.

    Deluxe Front Lake View: These rooms have a private balcony with magnificent views over the lake and the Borromeo Islands. These spacious rooms measure approximately 26 square metres.

    Junior Suite Lake View: The Junior Suites are located on the 1st floor of the hotel with beautiful views over the lake and the Borromeo Islands. They feature a double bed, raised seating area and a large private terrace and measure a very generous 38 square metres. SAFES

    All rooms have an electronic safe which can be programmed with a personal code. Should you require any assistance please contact Reception.

    SMOKING POLICY

    Villa e Palazzo Aminta offers a smoke-free environment. Smoking is only permitted outside of the hotel and the hotel kindly requests that smokers take the comfort of other guests into consideration.

    SPA & FITNESS

    The property’s Spa features a Turkish bath, hot tub and a number of rooms where treatments such as detox scrubs, wraps and Zen Shiatsu massages can be enjoyed. There is also a well-equipped fitness centre on-site. Complimentary bike hire is also available.

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

    Calls to other rooms can be made free of charge by dialling the room number. You can make an external telephone call from your room. Lift the handset and press 0 to obtain the line. Enter 00 for international calls then the country code and the city code without zero (0) followed by the telephone number. Example for UK: 0 00 44 (0) + phone number. Costs are available from Reception and charges are billed to your room account.

    TELEVISION

    All hotel rooms are equipped with a flat-screen television that has access to satellite TV.

    TOILETRIES

    A range of complimentary toiletries can be found in your en-suite bathroom.

    WATER

    All of the rooms and suites have mineral water provided which is refilled daily. In an effort to reduce plastic usage we recommend bringing a separate refillable bottle to take with you on excursions.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

     

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  • Your Accommodation

    Your Accommodation

    Villa e Palazzo Aminta has a total of 70 rooms and suites which are located across five different floors. All have private balconies or terraces with garden or lake views and each room and suite has been carefully designed with its own colour scheme and decorated with rich fabrics and Italian furnishings. All are all equipped with twin or double bed configuration, Jacuzzi bathtub, single or double sink, goose down quilts, safe, hairdryer, complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks, beer and mineral water (replaced daily), pillow menu, direct phone line, flat-screen satellite TV and 24-hour room service.

    Superior Garden View: The superior rooms measure approximately 22 square metres and feature a private balcony or terrace. They are located at the rear side of the hotel with beautiful views over the gardens.

    Deluxe Lake Side View: These rooms feature a private balcony and are located at the side of the hotel with a side view of the lake and the Borromean Islands.

    Deluxe Front Lake View: These rooms have a private balcony with magnificent views over the lake and the Borromean Islands. These spacious rooms measure approximately 26 square metres.

    Junior Suite Lake View: The Junior Suites are located on the 1st floor of the hotel with beautiful views over the lake and the Borromean Islands. They feature a raised seating area and a large private terrace and measure a very generous 38 square metres.  

    Please note that as the hotel is on a relatively busy lakefront road some traffic noise may be experienced in the lake view rooms and suites though the views are simply wonderful.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    Part of the Leading Hotels of the World group, Villa e Palazzo Aminta has a number of elegant and relaxing places from which to relax and enjoy the Italian hospitality, both inside and out. The bar is open all day and drinks and snacks are also served out on the sun terrace. With large glass windows offering panoramic lake views, I Mori restaurant serves classic Italian dishes and the main restaurant, Le Isole, offers regional and international cuisine in elegant surroundings as well as al fresco dining when the weather permits.

    The property’s spa is one of the most attractive on the lake and features a Turkish bath, hot tub and a number of rooms where treatments such as detox scrubs, wraps and Zen Shiatsu massages can be enjoyed. For those feeling active, there is a well-equipped fitness centre and the property offers complimentary bike hire. There is also a private beach on the shores of the lake with sun lounges, umbrellas and towels provided for guest use. When not on tour you can explore the local area with ease as the hotel is located just a 10 minute walk from Stresa and a free shuttle bus operates to the town several times a day.

  • Hotel Directory

    Hotel Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}

    Please find below further details pertaining to the hotel or click on the booklet to download. 

    The Villa e Palazzo Aminta is one of the finest hotels on the shores of Italy’s Lake Maggiore. Dating back to the early 20th century, the property has very much retained the atmosphere of a private house. The owners take pride in the warm hospitality and service provided from the moment you step into the opulent lobby with its Murano glittering chandeliers, Venetian flooring and marble columns.

    This elegant hotel has 70 rooms all of which offer a high level of comfort and have private balconies or terraces, with garden or lake views. Part of the Leading Hotels of the World group, Villa e Palazzo Aminta also has wonderful facilities including a bar, sun terrace and two restaurants. I Mori has lake views and serves classic Italian dishes and Le Isole is the elegant main restaurant which offers al fresco dining when the weather permits. There is also a private beach area, an attractive on-site spa and fitness centre.

    However, the hotel’s greatest asset is its position. Situated in the most beautiful lake area, it is ideally placed for day excursions to some of the loveliest islands, gardens and villas of Lombardy and, in your free time, the nearby town of Stresa with its old centre and promenade can easily be reached by foot, bike or shuttle bus.

    ADAPTORS

    A limited number of adaptors can be obtained from Reception, located on the ground floor of the hotel. These should be returned to Reception at the end of your stay.

    ADDRESS

    Via Sempione Nord, 123 28838 Stresa (VB) Italy

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    Air-conditioning is available in all rooms and public areas of the hotel.

    BEDDING, BLANKETS & PILLOWS

    The Housekeeper will be pleased to provide extra pillows, blankets, towels and sheets upon request. Please advise Noble Caledonia in advance if you require non-feathered bedding.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the hotel please call +39 0323 933818. This is an Italian number so calls are charged at an international rate. There is a phone in your room, which has access to an outside line. You can make room-to-room calls free of charge (see section on Telephone Calls). You can contact the hotel by email at info@villa-aminta.it . There is a Business Centre at Reception where a computer and printer may be used free of charge.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Your Tour Manager will confirm the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities the previous evening.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free or low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department at Noble Caledonia. We regret that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although the hotel will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once you have checked in to the hotel, please speak to the Chef to reconfirm your requirements.

    DINING & DRINKING

    Breakfast and dinner will be served in the Le Isole Restaurant. Mealtimes will be advised in the Daily Programme to fit in with the excursion arrangements each day. The bar will be open each evening before and after dinner, featuring a wide variety of local and international drinks.

    DOCTOR

    Please contact Reception should you require a doctor.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that an emergency should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the staff. We request that as soon as you enter your room, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of the room door. Guests with disabilities, including impaired sight or hearing should advise reception on arrival, so that special attention can be given in the event of an emergency.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    We are always looking for ways to improve our holidays and the services provided and in order to do this we welcome feedback from our guests. Your comments are important to us therefore we request that you complete the questionnaire that will be provided to you by your Tour Manager.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    A laundry and dry cleaning service is available in the hotel. Laundry bags and a price list can be found in the wardrobe in your hotel room. Please fill in the laundry list and leave it together with the bag of items to be laundered on your bed to be collected.

    LIFT

    There is a lift in the main Villa Aminta which services all floors.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your hotel room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia or Villa e Palazzo Aminta. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MINI-BAR

    For your convenience a mini-bar facility has been set up in your room with soft drinks and beers (replenished daily).

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to Reception on arrival. This allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Euros. Your room account can be paid by: • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) • Cash (Euros)

    ROOMS

    Villa e Palazzo Aminta has a total of 70 rooms and suites which are located across five different floors. All have private balconies or terraces with garden or lake views and each room and suite has been carefully designed with its own colour scheme and decorated with rich fabrics and Italian furnishings. All are equipped with Jacuzzi bathtub, single or double sink, goose down quilts, safe, hairdryer, complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks, beer and mineral water (replaced daily), pillow menu, direct phone line, flat-screen satellite TV and 24-hour room service. As the hotel is on a relatively busy lakefront road some traffic noise may be experienced in the lake view rooms and suites though the views are simply wonderful.

    Superior Garden View: The superior rooms measure approximately 22 square metres and feature a private balcony or terrace. They are located at the rear side of the hotel with beautiful views over the gardens. Deluxe Lake Side View: These rooms feature a private balcony and are located at the side of the hotel with a side view of the lake and the Borromeo Islands.

    Deluxe Front Lake View: These rooms have a private balcony with magnificent views over the lake and the Borromeo Islands. These spacious rooms measure approximately 26 square metres.

    Junior Suite Lake View: The Junior Suites are located on the 1st floor of the hotel with beautiful views over the lake and the Borromeo Islands. They feature a double bed, raised seating area and a large private terrace and measure a very generous 38 square metres. SAFES

    All rooms have an electronic safe which can be programmed with a personal code. Should you require any assistance please contact Reception.

    SMOKING POLICY

    Villa e Palazzo Aminta offers a smoke-free environment. Smoking is only permitted outside of the hotel and the hotel kindly requests that smokers take the comfort of other guests into consideration.

    SPA & FITNESS

    The property’s Spa features a Turkish bath, hot tub and a number of rooms where treatments such as detox scrubs, wraps and Zen Shiatsu massages can be enjoyed. There is also a well-equipped fitness centre on-site. Complimentary bike hire is also available.

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

    Calls to other rooms can be made free of charge by dialling the room number. You can make an external telephone call from your room. Lift the handset and press 0 to obtain the line. Enter 00 for international calls then the country code and the city code without zero (0) followed by the telephone number. Example for UK: 0 00 44 (0) + phone number. Costs are available from Reception and charges are billed to your room account.

    TELEVISION

    All hotel rooms are equipped with a flat-screen television that has access to satellite TV.

    TOILETRIES

    A range of complimentary toiletries can be found in your en-suite bathroom.

    WATER

    All of the rooms and suites have mineral water provided which is refilled daily. In an effort to reduce plastic usage we recommend bringing a separate refillable bottle to take with you on excursions.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

     

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Madeira, Portugal
  • Quinta do Palheiro
  • Quinta das Cruzes
  • Santana
  • Eira do Serrado
  • Madeira
7 nights from £2795
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Next Departure 14 April 2021
Gardens of Madeira

Italian Lakes, Music & Gardens

A seven night stay at the Grand Hotel Menaggio on the shores of Lake Como with Caroline Holmes & performances by London Festival Opera


Grand Hotel Menaggio
Grand Hotel Menaggio

Itinerary at a glance

  • Menaggio / Bellagio / Villa Melzi / Villa Balbianello / Villa Carlotta/ Como/ Villa Medici / Villa Bagatti / Lugano / Villa Cicogna Mozzoni / Lake Maggiore
7 nights from £2495
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Next Departure 27 April 2021
Italian Lakes, Music & Gardens

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A Week on Lake Maggiore

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