Nature and culture

A stroll through gardens and historic city centres

A stroll through botanical gardens and historic city centres in the Lake Maggiore region.


Lake Maggiore

Free your mind, discover new horizons and recharge your batteries by walking among the beautiful jewels of the lake. Begin the itinerary with a day on Lake Maggiore, the lowest point of Switzerland, and …


  • From 7:00 a.m. Transfer to Ticino
  • 09:00 Meeting at the pier in Locarno
  • 09:30 Boat trip to the Brissago Islands
  • 10:00 Arrival at the Brissago Islands and meeting with the guide for a tour of the Botanical Gardens
  • 12:00 Lunch at a Brissago Islands restaurant
  • 14:00 Boat trip to Ascona and a walk through the village
  • 16:15 Departure by boat
  • 16:40 Arrival at the Locarno pier
  • 17:00 Transfer to the hotel, check-in and free time
  • 19:00 Dinner at Ristorante Sensi, Locarno

Locarno from the mountain tops

... and finish by reaching Cardada-Cimetta, the panoramic viewpoint from which you can admire the highest point of Switzerland: the Dufour peak on the massif of Monte Rosa.


  • From 7:00 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel
  • 09:00 Funicular railway trip from Locarno to Orselina, then by cable car from Orselina to Cardada
  • 10:15 Ascent by cable car to Cimetta
  • 11:30 Descent on foot to Lo Stallone hut (approx. 50 min)
  • 13:00 A traditional Ticinese lunch
  • 15:00 Descent on foot to Cardada
  • 16:00 Cable car to Orselina and funicular railway back to Locarno
  • 17:00 Transfer to the hotel, check-in and free time
  • 19:00 Dinner at the Restaurant La Fontana, in the Hotel Belvedere Locarno