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Stories that captivate, places that enchant: Milan and Lake Maggiore

A two-day itinerary in Lombardy, Italy – 310 km

Many people dream of travelling through time, of turning days into hours and hours into days, or– why not? –momentarily letting themselves slip into a fairy tale world.

Milan is a cityfull of unexpected encounters thatmake time expand. Craftsmanship and passion for traditional skillsblend seamlessly with incredibly forward-looking projects, making visitors to Milan feel like guests andfriends. Lake Maggiore enchants, capturing its visitors’ souls with its myths and legends, and revealing surreal new worldsin its cocoon-like domain.

This trip will be richly authentic, and brimming with stories of yesterday as well as today. A new journey through a well-known place, it will be anexpedition for both the body and the mind, with surprises at every step.

Milan – 30 km


Often, you end up visiting big cities only briefly – for a flight connection, a stopover enroute to another destination, or by choice. That’s what we did when we decided to spend 12 hours in Milan.

When you don’t have long in a city you have two options: pass your time wandering aimlessly, or make it unforgettable – and make the short hours you have feel like days.

Milan. Art, culture, food, fashion, finance, history. What’s the best way to expand the time we’ve got? The secret is in the intensity you give to the hours you have. The people you meet, the things you discover, and how you immerse yourself in the stories that surround you.

It’s the only way to change your perception of time, and feel thehours magically transforming themselves into days.

Milan Lake Maggiore Milan – 280 km


180 million years ago, in the Triassic era, Italy was submerged under the Tethys Ocean, and situated close to the equator.

This shallow and tropical sea had warm, crystal clear waters, with islands and coral reefs occasionally breaking its surface.

As time passed, the waters started to recede. Ice ages came one after the other, and the rising land was carved and shaped by glaciers.

So here we are, 180 million years later, looking at a place where there was once a tropical sea. We’re at Lake Maggiore.

Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, its waters reach depths of 370 metres, and it’s surrounded on all sides by ancient woodlands, scented vegetation, rocks, stony beaches, houses, castles and magnificent gardens.

We want to travel the entire length of its coast. At 170km long, it crosses the borders of Italy and Switzerland, and it’s full of myths, legends, hidden places and hints of its incredible past.



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