Itinerary

Tue 1 Sep

Early afternoon arrival and transfer (approx. 1.5 hours) to Stresa. Check in to garden-view rooms at the 4-star art nouveau Regina Palace Hotel, overlooking the shores of Lake Maggiore. Early welcome dinner at the hotel followed by a boat trip across the lake for the first concert at the Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso.

Wed 2 Sep

Free day to explore Stresa. Early dinner at the hotel followed by the boat trip across the lake for the second concert.

Thu 3 Sep

Depart this morning for a tour of the three Borromean Islands – Isola Madre, Isola Pescatore (where you will have lunch under your own arrangements in one of the many restaurants and cafés on the island) and Isola Bella. Return to Stresa for the afternoon at leisure before dinner in the hotel and the evening concert at the Stresa Convention Centre.

Fri 4 Sep

This morning we take the 20-minute cable car ride over the gentle, grassy slopes of Mottarone, which divides Lake Maggiore from Lake Orta and offers one of the most breathtaking views of the lakes and the distant Alps. Return to Stresa and the afternoon at leisure. Dinner will be served at the hotel, followed by the evening concert.

Sat 5 Sep

Free day in Stresa. Enjoy the hotel facilities which include the heated swimming pool, sauna and Turkish Bath, or explore further afield with an optional visit to the beautiful and almost ethereal Lake Orta, one of Italy’s best kept secrets!

Sun 6 Sep

Another day at leisure. A farewell dinner will be served at the hotel, followed by the final concert.

Mon 7 Sep

Early morning departure to Milan for the flight home.

Programme

1 Sep 20.30

RECITALInc

Cellist: Narek Hakhnazaryan

Programme: J S Bach - Suites for Cello, part one

Venue: Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso

2 Sep 20.30

RECITAL230

Cellist: Narek Hakhnazaryan

Programme: J S Bach - Suites for Cello, part two

Venue: Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso

3 Sep 20.30

CONCERT: I CORNI DELLA SCALAInc

Programme to be announced, but will feature repertoire for the horn players from the opera orchestra of La Scala, Milan

Venue: Stresa Convention Centre

4 Sep 20.30

CONCERT: SONAR IN OTTAVAInc

C: Riccardo Doni

Violin: Giuliano Carmignola

Cello piccolo: Mario Brunello

Accademia dell’Annunciata

Programme:

Vivaldi - Concerto in C major for Strings, RV 116

J S Bach - Concerto in C minor for violin and cello piccolo, BWV 1060

Vivaldi - Sinfonia in D for Strings, RV 125

Vivaldi - Concerto in E flat for violin and cello piccolo, RV 515

J S Bach - Concerto in D minor for violin and cello piccolo, BWV 1043

Goldberg - Sonata in D minor for Strings

Vivaldi - Concerto in C major for violin and cello piccolo, RV 508

Venue: Stresa Convention Centre

6 Sep 20.30

CONCERT: ADDA SIMFONICAInc

C: Josep Vicent

Pianist: Javier Perianes

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 1 in C

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat

Beethoven - Symphony No 7 in A

Venue: Stresa Convention Centre

Flights

British Airways

1 Sep London Heathrow - Milan Linate dep 10.25 arr 13.25

7 Sep Milan Linate - London City Airport dep 11.00 arr 11.55

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

SHOULD YOU WISH TO EXTEND YOUR STAY BEFORE OR AFTER THE GROUP TOUR, PLEASE CONTACT US.

Prices per person

Tour price £1995
Single room supplement £390
Lakeview room HB (5 nights) £180
Lakeview BB (1 night) £72
Club Europe flight upgrade from £350
Land-only tour price £1885
Deposit required £400
Tour code STRE

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one lunch, five dinners, sightseeing tours as described including entrance fees, best ticket for each included performance, concert programmes, the services of Stephen Carpenter as tour manager.