27 March 2021 to 31 December 2024

Where everything came to life: Virginia Island

Together with our Travel specialist, a true connoisseur of local places and experiences, we will begin to walk part of the cycle-pedestrian path that frames the wonderful lake of Varese, nestled between green hills, meadows, agricultural areas and at the foot of the spectacular Campo dei Fiori massif which, with its peaks, is part of the Varesine Prealps. On clear days we will admire Monte Rosa which stands out clearly, wrapped in a magical light. The shores of the lake are scattered with elegant stately villas and pleasant villages that harmonize well with the liveliness of the landscape.

A walk of about an hour (5km flat) to reach the town of Biandronno where a small boat, with a short and romantic navigation on the blue waters of the lake, will take us to Virginia Island the place where everything came to life: it is in fact the oldest pile-dwelling settlement in the Alpine Arch that has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List "Prehistoric pile-dwelling sites in the Alps".

Once landed, lunch “overlooking the lake” with a menu prepared with local products.
The entire island is an open-air museum, where every inch is history. One more souvenir photo and then we will return at starting point where we will enjoy a refreshing ice cream admiring the lakefront.
Comfortable clothing recommended.

Duration: full day
When: from APRIL to SEPTEMBER ONLY SATURDAY and SUNDAY (subject to availability)
Reservation required
What is included: walk with our travel specialist, navigation, lunch (drinks not included), ice cream.

Meeting point: at 10:00 A.M. GAVIRATE (Varese Lake - lakefront area) with parking area

Transfer is NOT included. Transfer from / to Varese - Gavirate, takes place by your own car or on board public transport whose ticket can be purchased on site.

On request it is possible to organize a private transfer service (car or minivan) from / to Varese city or other places of origin.

Price per person:

  • € 138,00 per person
  • Children 0/3 years FREE

For families with children, price on request.

For private tours, price on request.

For large GROUPS, price on request.

The availability is subject to confirmation. The tour operator will confirm you within 24/48 hours from booking. Therefore no charge will be made until you receive confirmation of the booking.


    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese
    Consorzio Qualità Miele Varesino