|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
• Living room with pull-out couch-bed for 2 persons, SAT-TV and fantastic view of the lake, the Borromean Islands and the Alps
• Well-equipped kitchen unit with oven and dishwasher
• Bedroom with 2 single beds which may be placed together
• Attractive bathroom with bath tub with integrated shower, bidet, washing machine and window
• Sunny balcony with seating accomodation for 2 persons and fantastic view of the lake, the Borromean Islandsand the Alps
The apartments “Appartamenti Lungolago” which are tastefully furnished, with careful attention to detail, are in a 17th century Palazzo which is located directly on the approx. 8 km long lakeside promenade. The sun shines on this location throughout the entire day. Each of the attractive apartments is well-equipped, with a dishwasher and a washing machine and is easily accessible by elevator. WiFi is available gratis. Shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and the romantic historic town-centre of Pallanza are all within easy walking distance. The ferry landing-pier is just 200 m from the apartments. This means that you can easily explore the lake by boat and take many interesting excursions, including visits to the nearby Borromean Islands. Visitors interested in sporting activities may avail of the local tennis court, the public swimming-pool with strand and the public beach with recreation area, which are all only 500 - 900 m from the apartments. For those who enjoy hiking, the nearby Val Grande National Park provides many opportunities to discover this unique rugged and unspoiled region. The lakeside promenade is ideal for long walks – in approx. 30 minutes you can walk to the worldfamous botanical gardens in the Villa Taranto, with over 20,000 different plants from all over the World. To pack and un-pack your car, you may park directly in front of the house. A free public car park is in the immediate vicinity. Apartments no. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8 provide a gratis parking sticker which also entitles you to park free of charge in the public car parks in Pallanza. As this Palazzo attracts many regular visitors, it is advisable to book early!
- Bettwäsche und Handtücher für € 15,- pro Person
- Kinderbett für € 10,- pro Aufenthalt
- Nur wohlerzogene Haustiere sind erlaubt
Pallanza (approx. 10.000 inhabitants) has Roman origins and was first officially mentioned in the 11th century. Because of its important strategic location it was, like the neighbouring towns Intra and Suna, repeatedly under the control of various ruling families. Since 1939 these three towns form the provincial capital Verbania. At the beginning of the 19th century, tourism in this region developed and gained considerable impetus through the construction of the railway and the Simplon Pass. Many famous personalities came here to enjoy the splendid location in the Borromean Gulf, the mild climate and the resulting Mediterranean vegetation. The world-famous music conductor, Arturo Toscanini, spent many years living opposite Pallanza, on the small island San Giovanni, which is still privately owned by the Borromeo family. Here he found a refuge which afforded him the strength, peace and inspiration which he needed for his future projects. There is much to discover while walking through the charming historic town-centre with its mediaeval streets, churches, chapels, villas, gardens, arbour pathways, restaurants, bars, and numerous shops, as well as the wonderful lakeside promenade. The beautiful Art Nouveau villas are witnesses to a rich and unique era which no longer exists. One of these villas has become world-famous due to its park – the Villa Taranto – on the “Punta della Castagnola”. Here you can find a park of approx. 20 hectares with more than 20,000 different plants from all over the world. Not only is the botanical variety throughout the year impressive, but also the splendid location between the lake and the mountains. Incidentally, one of the most famous sons of the town, Giovanni Maria Farina, attained world-wide fame in Cologne in 1714. Thanks to his fine instinct and good sense of smell, the famous „Eau de Cologne“ was invented, and he described it thus: „My perfume is like a Spring morning in Italy, after a shower of rain: oranges, grapefruit, bergamot, lemons, cedar, lime and the blossoms and herbs of my homeland.“ Napoleon wished to buy the formula for himself and only some devious deception tactics prevented it from falling into his hands! After the French Revolution at the end of the 18th century, many attempts were made by rivals to copy the perfume and the name and because there was still no Trademark Protection Law at the time, „Eau de Cologne“ became synonymous with an entire range of perfumes.