WEEK OF THE FLOWERS
A) From 01-04 until 08-04-2006
From 22-04 until 29-04-2006
From 29-04 until 06-05-2006
From 06-05 until 13-05-2006
B) From 08-04 until 15-04-2006
From 15-04 until 22-04-2006
Saturday: arrival in afternoon
Sunday: visit the manifestation “spring flowers and colors” at the Minoprio Foundation in Vertemate con Minoprio.In the morning guided visit to the Foundation’s park (camellias, tulips 35.000, violets 10.000).
The afternoon is dedicated to children with school laboratories and a gardening lesson, painting and decoupage for adults.
Monday: The guided tour takes you to Tremezzo, Visit of Villa Carlotta in neoclassical style
with the botanic garden (over 500 species and varieties beside the annuals plants; orange-tree pergolas, camellias, southern tree-ferns, palms, tropical plants, cactus, the bamboo collection and the famous rhododendrons and azaleas flowering). Late morning we reach by boat Bellagio.Free time for lunch. In the early afternoon guided tour to the gardens of Villa Melzi with the elegant terrace . Giant rhododendrons and azaleas cover the green slopes.
we reach by boat Varenna , Villa Monastero. The park is therefore interesting for its historical importance and for its wealth of plant species; rows of cypresses, cedars and evergreen hedges.Particularly interesting are the exotic arboreal species; african palms, agaves, oleanders and the collection of citrus trees.
Thursday: free day.
Wednesday: half day in a guided visit to the remains of the original botanical garden called “The blackbird’s garden in Musso. I was one of the most striking and characteristic gardens in Europe, between 1858 and 1883. Nowadays, the garden is neglected but it keeps the original structure about the old paths, the steps, the cave.
Thursday: arrival to Lenno and transfer in boat to “punta Balbianello”. Guided visit of “Villa Balbianello” and its garden and terraces overlooking the lake. Return to Menaggio. Break for lunch, in the early afternoon guided visit to “Villa Vigoni” and its romantic garden at Loveno.
Friday: free day.
Saturday morning: departure.
Options of accommodation and prices per person:
1) Half board in double room Euro 480( Sterl Pounds 330), 3°bed/child euro 300 ( season A
2) Only overnight stay in a two-room apartment with kitchenette ( shared in 2 people):
season A Euro 360 ( Sterl. Pounds 250), season B Euro 410,( sterl. Pounds 285)
3°/4° bed- child Euro 130 ( Sterl. pounds 185) (season A and B)
3) Only overnight stay in a studio with kitchenette ( shared in 2 people) :
season A Euro 270 ( Sterl. Pounds 190), season B Euro 310 ( sterl Pounds 215)
The package includes:
7 nights accommodation as option chosen (1,2,3 )
Boat, guide and entrance to various manifestations and villas as in the program
Escort during the main transfers
The package doesn’t include:
the transport during the planned visits, the clients must travel with their own car
following the escort
with option 1: the meals during the planned visits and the drinks during meals
with options 2 and 3: all meals
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