Savour a taste of La Dolce Vita… enjoy life as it should be lived!

Back in 2007 we launched our ‘Beauty of Lakes Como and Maggiore’ tour, which combined splendid lakeland scenery with fantastic excursions to Milan, St. Moritz and Lugano. It proved to be very popular with our customers so our Senior Customer Services Executive, Rita Lamb decided to see it for herself, below she shares he thoughts of the trip with us.

What made you choose this holiday?

I love Italy and have previously visited Lake Garda so wanted to see some of the other lakes. I also wanted to visit one of the shopping capitals of the world, Milan. Plus the excursions on this tour all sounded so lovely.

Rita Lamb and her husband
Rita Lamb and her husband

Was there a favourite place that you visited?

I think it would have to be the lake cruise including the villas Carlotta and Balbianello. This was a very relaxing day and after the Villa Balbianello we returned to Tremezzo and had lunch together before taking a short stroll up the road to the Villa Carlotta. Both villas have the most amazing gardens and you can go inside the Villa Carlotta which has beautiful interiors.

If our guests could only go on one optional excursion which should it be?

I really enjoyed the trip to Lake Maggiore & the Borromean Islands, again because of the beautiful gardens at the villa. The trip to Milan was exciting to see all the fashion houses and the ride on the Bernina Express gave us some of the most spectacular sights of the holiday.

Can you recommend any restaurants or cafes?

There is a nice little restaurant directly outside the Hotel Bazzoni in Tremezzo which does lovely salads and lunches. A little further along try the Bar Red & White where the staff are really friendly and again they do nice lunches, snacks and drinks.

Do you have any tips for people visiting the area?

In Milan, if you want to go inside the cathedral don’t forget to cover your shoulders and gents must not wear shorts. Comfy shoes are needed for the villas as there are steps plus you will be getting on and off the boats. When you go to the restaurant in the evening in Tremezzo ask the waiters if you can sit on the terrace and then you can enjoy the unrivalled views across the lake whilst having your evening meal.

If you like the sound of our Lakes Como & Maggiore tour you can find out more about it on our main site.

Cover image courtesy of flickr user Riccardo T

One Reply to “Savour a taste of La Dolce Vita… enjoy life as it should be lived!”

  1. Having just returned from the lake como and maggiore tour with Silver service, Simon and Dave
    our drivers were great,we were well informed about our destinations and timetables i.e.
    Departure times.
    Was a bit disappointed with Hotel Ibis Tinqueux in Rheims,breakfast was adequate but the two ladies trying to keep up with 80 plus guests,was a bit Fawlty towers. Rooms were clean and tidy,.
    Hotel Britannia Excelsior was very up market,we had a room on the 3rd floor,small and neat,it was at the rear over looking a garden landscape and a small chapel,we spoke to a couple of our fellow travellers and said they asked reception about upgrading to front rooms with views over lake como,and were said they could because some parties had checked out.
    On hearing this we did the same. We was put at the top with balcony with the most magnificent views you could ever imagine,so if we book again we would definitely pay the extra.
    As for the reviews for Breakfast and Evening meals some people commented negative results,we couldn’t fault the food at all,plenty off variety,on all inclusive you get your money’s worth .
    Highlight of the trip was the Berninna express rail trip through the snow covered mountains from St moritz, with our second Leger coach timely driving alongside our train almost within touching distance.
    Thanks again Leger Holidays can’t wait for our June trip to the Baltic’s and Scandinavia
    Yours gratefully Pete and Jean.

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