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Lake Maggiore with helicopter flight

Get ready to flight over Lake Maggiore with our unique scenic helicopter ride, taking in islands, valleys and mountains. One of the most incredible experiences in Italy, without a doubt!


Start Your breath taking adventure from Stresa. You will fist stop to admire the Colossus of San Carlo Borromeo, which is built on a hill overlooking Maggiore Lake. You can climb inside the statue and take a dizzying hike up a set of metal stairs which lead into the saint’s head. Here people can peer out of the saint’s eyes and ears and admire the enchanting panorama.


Take a stroll through the elegant town of Stresa considered the queen of Lake Maggiore thanks to its panoramic position at the foot of Mount Mottarone and to its elegant villas, gardens and flowered lakeside promenade with enchanting views of the Borromean Islands.


Take the scenic helicopter ride to have a bird’s eye view over the sumptuous mansions and palaces lining the shores of Lake Maggiore, as well as the Borromean Islandsthe world-known Gardens of Villa Taranto, “jewels” of botany, the peaceful village of Cannero with its ancient castles and Cannobio, an enchanting town close to the border between Italy and Switzerland.


Enjoy a cruise excursion to reach the wonderful Sanctuary of Santa Caterina, which is a monastic complex of three buildings dating back to the XIII-XIV, set on a rocky cliff overlooking the lake. The stunning position of the Hermitage makes the trip worthwhile!


Then continue towards the most important and characteristic places on Maggiore Lake, the Borromean Islands. You will first enjoy a short crossing to the breathtaking Isola Bella, which is one of the world’s beautiful island. Explore its 17th-Century Baroque Palazzo Borromeo, surrounded by scenographic gardens. Then stroll along the charming promenade of the tiny Isola dei Pescatori, and admire the lush vegetation on Isola Madre, noted for its botanical garden.
Have yourself a Shopping Spree and stroll through the boutiques of Stresa city centre or of the near town of Arona.

The rate includes

  • 4 Overnights in 4 star hotel in standard room on bed & breakfast basis;
  • Welcome rich aperitif at the Sky Bar of the La Palma Hotel;
  • Entrance ticket to the Colossus of San Carlo;
  • Helicopter flight (15 minutes);
  • Visit of the gardens of Villa Taranto;
  • Private boat excursion to Santa Caterina del Sasso and Borromean Islands;
  • Entrance tickets to palaces and gardens of Bella and Madre Islands;
  • Assistant on 2nd and 3rd days;
  • Private transfers as in the program.

The rate does not include

  • City tax to be paid on spot;
  • Single supplement (€ 230);
  • Tips to driver and guides;
  • Lunches and dinners;
  • Porterage;
  • All items not specified in the chapter “the rate include”.
5 Days
7 Age
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This scenic helicopter tour provides not only tailor made flights by helicopter in Italy, but also a vast set of eno-gastronomy, sightseeing and luxury shopping experiences.

Day 1: Stresa

Arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport and transfer to Stresa. Stop to visit the San Carlo Borromeo statue overlooking the Lake Maggiore. You can climb inside the statue and admire the enchanting panorama. Check in and accommodation in Your 4* selected hotel in Stresa. Have an aperitif at Your hotel’a Sky Bar, exclusive location with picturesque view of the lake.

Day 2: Stresa - Helicopter Experience - Cannero - Cannobio

After breakfast visit the elegant town of Stresa. Then take the scenic helicopter flight to have a bird’s eye view over the sumptuous mansions and palaces lining the shores of Lake Maggiore, as well as the Borromean Islands, the Gardens of Villa Taranto, the village of Cannero and Cannobio, an enchanting town close to the border between Italy and Switzerland. Return back to the hotel.


Day 3: Santa Caterina Sanctuary - Borromean Islands

After breakfast a private boat excursion leads You to visit Santa Caterina Sanctuary and the Borromean Islands, wonderful locations and symbols of the lake. Return back to the hotel.

Day 4: Stresa

After breakfast full day at leisure. You can relax, go for individual visits or go for shopping in the boutiques of Stresa city centre or of the near town of Arona. Return back to the hotel.

Day 5: Departure

After breakfast check out and transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport.

Tour Location


The Colossus of San Carlo Borromeo is a statue high 35m, built after the canonization of St Charles in Arona, the hometown of the Borromeo family. It was the highest statue in the world for about two centuries and its structure was studied by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, the designer of the Statue of Liberty in New York. At the foot of the New York statue, a plaque commemorates that it was built on the model of the Colossus of Arona. You can climb inside the statue and reach the summit via steep staircases; the terrace and the windows corresponding to eyes, earls, nostrils, shoulders allow to enjoy the wonderful view of Lake Maggiore.    


Stresa is considered the queen of Lake Maggiore thanks to its panoramic position at the foot of Mount Mottarone and to its elegant villas, gardens, flowered lakeside promenade. Stroll through the small city centre and along the flowered promenade with enchanting views of the Borromean Islands.    


Admire the Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands from the sky flying over the coast and beautiful spots such as Santa Caterina Sanctuary, Angera Castle, Cannero Castles. Try this incredible and unique experience with 15 minutes flight by a soundproofed, comfortable helicopter.    


In 1931 the Scottish Captain Neil Boyd Mc Eacharn bought the Villa Taranto to turn it into an exemplary English garden to remind his native Scotland. He imported many thousands of plants, also rare,  from all over the world, so that today the botanical heritage of the gardens of Villa Taranto includes about 1.000 non-native plants and about 20.000 varieties and species. Visit of the beautiful gardens.    


Cannero Riviera lies on a promontory in a natural inlet, so that this small peaceful village enjoys an enviable mild climate allowing the growth of a lush Mediterranean flora. Walk through its narrow medieval streets and appreciate picturesque views of the ruins of ancient castles in the lake, one of the symbols of Lake Maggiore.    


Cannobio is an enchanting town close to the border between Italy and Switzerland. This village of farmer origins shows traces of Roman, medieval times and of the 19th century. Walk through its streets to admire the natural and architectural heritage, such as the Palazzo della Ragione, the 15th century Casa dei Pironi and the 16th century Sanctuary.    


Santa Caterina del Sasso is a hermitage on a rocky cliff overlooking the lake and is considered one of the most picturesque places of Lake Maggiore. The actual sanctuary is a unique structure, result of the fusion of three chapels built at different times. Arriving from the lake you have to climb 80 steps to reach Santa Caterina Hermitage; here you can admire the landscape and the panoramic staircase of 268 steps.    


The three Borromean Islands lie in a wide gulf surrounded by mountains. They take their name from the aristocratic Borromean family, who took ownership of the land in the 16th and 17th centuries. Only the best architects and gardeners were called on by the famous members of the family—themselves art lovers and botanists—to breathe life into their ambitious projects. The islands of Bella and Madre were transformed into grand, luxurious residences, while the third island, named “dei Pescatori” after its age-old fishing community, was left to continue its traditional way of life. Visit these islands including the entrances to gardens and palaces on Bella and Madre islands.

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