expo-2015 Lake Maggiore incentive programme
Lake Maggiore incentive programme
The landscapes and colors of Lake Maggiore meet the innovative Milan on this tour where there is much to discover: Shopping Experience, team building activities and the not to be missed visit to Milan’s World Fair meet the stunning panoramic views and natural sight of Stresa and Lake Maggiore.
1st DAY – MILAN
Upon their arrival in Milan, at the airport or the train station, the guests will be welcomed by a dedicated service staff and will be taken, either by Deluxe bus with guide or by a private car with driver, to a fashionable hotel located in the very heart of the city a few steps from Milan’s Cathedral. Upon arrival at the hotel, exclusive dedicated check-in and welcome cocktails.
Lunch at selected restaurant, a veritable paradise for gourmets, offering a breathtaking view of the Duomo’s rooftop with its countless spires.
Shopping Experience: an afternoon dedicated entirely to satisfying the guests’ shopping mania. They will be accompanied on a personalised, exclusive itinerary by an expert consultant who can guide them through the secretes of the celebrated “quadrilateral of fashion”: an irresistible attraction for those seeking to learn all there is to know about the latest novelties and trends in terms of clothing, jewels, bijoux, beauty products, as well as furnishings, books, CDs and DVDs.
This will be followed by the original and entertaining Team Building experience: Fashion Addicted. No longer mere spectators, but protagonists of the world of haute couture. The guests will form various teams, each of which will become a «Maison» where each participant plays a specific role: such as model designer, tailor, creative director, member of the technical staff. They will work with materials of all kinds, some of them very original, to create personalised collections leading to an exciting conclusion on the catwalk.
Dinner at selected restaurant that offer a full immersion in the cooking traditions of Italy, and those of Sicily in particular, enriched with an international touch, and served in a captivating “Dolce vita” atmosphere. At the end, return to the hotel and overnight stay.
2nd DAY – MILAN
After breakfast at the hotel in a reserved area, the morning will be dedicated to «Unusual MILAN». An original itinerary encompassing the most suggestive corners of the city and making use of a classical old-time Milan streetcar, with its unmistakable design, booked and reserved for exclusive use by the tour participants. The vehicles making up the streetcar may be personalised with a company logo, and the interior may be furnished with cushions, aisle carpets and curtains. It is also possible to arrange an onboard catering service, for an aperitif, or even for a dinner.
Lunch at selected restaurant a few steps from Piazza Duomo. This establishment is celebrated for the extreme care that goes into the selection of the raw materials, which are purchased from highly qualified suppliers, and the attention devoted by its chefs to the preparation of the dishes. Very rich is the wine list.
The afternoon begins with a top-notch cultural itinerary: accompanied by an art expert, the guests will visit two major museums: the New Museum of the Cathedral and the Museum of the 20th Century. The former makes it possible to admire the precious artwork stored in the Duomo of Milan; inaugurated in December 2010, the latter is a thrilling excursus through the history of 20th century Italian painting and sculpture.
This is followed by a more frivolous but equally exciting shopping tour. The destination is The Mall Excelsior, a stunning seven-story high shopping centre that rises in the historic Galleria del Corso building, which used to house the Excelsior movie theatre, one of Milan’s best known cinemas of yesteryear, where films were shown on first release. Restructured by Jean Nouvel, the building is an authentic kaleidoscope of dazzling visual effects, with escalators and elevators that seem to float in the air.
Yet another idea: a gourmet break to taste the famous panzerotti by Luini, one of Milan’s historic bakeries, or, as an alternative, another classic from the city’s convivial tradition: a Glamour Cocktail at the Martini Bar.
Happy Hour at historic hangout in Milan, celebrated for being one of the largest in the world and for its famous Cuban-made counter. This is followed by dinner at selected restaurant located in the suggestive setting of an ancient desecrated church in the centre of the city, this establishment stands out for its exclusive international atmosphere and is the ideal location for high-end parties and events. At the end, return to the hotel and overnight stay.
3rd DAY – MILAN
Breakfast at the hotel in a reserved area. The better part of the day will be dedicated to Expo MILAN 2015, the exhibition of which Alessandro Rosso Incentive is the authorised ticket seller.
Yet another idea: business meetings may be held on an exclusive basis at the Meeting Room in the Italia Pavilion.
Lunch at the Expo.
Yet another idea:
Lunch in the Sky, the extraordinary emotion of having lunch amid the clouds, literally in mid air, at an altitude of 50 m above the ground, on a platform suspended from a crane that can accommodate up to 22 people. The ideal solution to add an original and unusual touch to a get-together, an event, a business meeting.
Back to the hotel by Deluxe bus or private car with driver, and free time to relax.
Dinner at selected restaurant featuring a splendid summer garden, the ideal place to have dinner or to sip a cocktail, with music galore for people wishing to take a spin on the dance floor. After dinner, disco dancing galore. At the end, return to the hotel and overnight stay.
4th DAY – MILAN / LAKE MAGGIORE
Transfer from Milano to Lake Maggiore by Deluxe bus with guide. After a journey of about 1 hour and 10 minutes, arrival at the Hotel Regina Palace in Stresa, where the guests will be treated to a welcome cocktail and an exclusive dedicated check-in. Located in the centre of Stresa and looking onto the lake banks straight across from the Borromean Islands, this historic hotel, inaugurated in 1908, has retained its alluring fin de siècle atmosphere, with its stylish rooms and suites furnished with period furniture and offering every comfort. The vast park that surrounds the hotel houses an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and ad a five-a-side soccer field.
Boat transfer to the small and romantic Fishermen’s island, where the participants will discover the unmistakable taste of the typical lake cuisine: superb fish dishes prepared according to ancient household recipes, cheese from the nearby valleys, exquisite risottos and excellent wines.
A thrilling afternoon will be spent discovering the delightful secrets of this splendid lake, amidst luxuriant gardens and ancient monasteries, magnificent buildings and charming villages. The participants will form different teams, each of which must choose a name and elect a captain who will be given information materials on the area, bandannas or caps for team member recognisability, and the route to be followed with the relative instructions. During the next two hours, each team will be provided with a motorboat which they can use until the game is over. All the routes will be different and all of them will include 2 stops, one on Isola Bella and one for a cooking activity: making a nice pizza before the aperitif.
Looking onto the banks of the small Lake Mergozzo, a few kilometres from Lake Maggiore, the selected restaurant is a magical place where past and present are intertwined everywhere: in the huge glazed openings looking out onto the peaceful waters of the lake and a landscape that has remained unaltered over time, the original etched glass furniture, the open kitchen where chef Marco Sacco and his assistants let the guests experience first-hand the creation of the dishes. Almost an alchemic rite that is performed day after day, as the ingredients offered by the land take life and are transformed into a veritable feast of flavours. At the end, return to the hotel and overnight stay.
5th DAY – LAKE MAGGIORE / MILAN (for guests who choose the 2 day option)
After breakfast at the hotel in a reserved area, the morning is fully dedicated to relaxation in the comfortable facilities of the recently inaugurated prestigious spa, to which the guests have free access. Among other things, the spa has a gym, a heated indoor pool, emotional showers, sauna and Turkish baths. For an extra dose of wellness, massages, relaxation and beauty treatments can be had for a fee.
Lunch at the hotel restaurant
(for guests who choose the 2 day option)
Return to Milan
(For guests who choose the extra day option)
Free time for relaxation in the resort.
Historic mansion in Lesa that looks out onto the river banks, is the enchanting location selected for dinner. Enveloped in an atmosphere that takes you back in time, the restaurant is housed in an imposing three-storey crenelated villa built in the late 18th century in the centre of a majestic centuries-old park extending over an area of 20,000 m2. Large, stylish lunch rooms and a splendid natural setting add to the flavour of the delicious local cuisine specialties proposed by the restaurant. At the end, return to the hotel and overnight stay.
6th DAY – LAKE MAGGIORE / MOTTARONE / MILAN
Breakfast at the hotel in a reserved area. Transfer to the Stresa cablecar or bus to reach, the peak of the Mottarone at an elevation of nearly 1,500m. Here the participants will meet the mountain bike riders and guides who are thoroughly familiar with the nature of the place. Two groups will be formed and the one composed of more adventurous members will receive a mountain-bike each, with the relative protective equipment, to ride down the mountain side and profit from superb panoramic views along the way. The others will make their way back by taking a leisurely walk through an enchanting landscape of chestnut and beech woods, down to the Alpinia Garden, also known as the Balcony of the Lake, which affords a unique vista over the Gulf and the Borromean Islands.
Lunch on the mountain side during the excursion.
Return to Milan
We can arrange, private evening transfer, accommodation in a luxury hotel, fine dining on Lake Maggiore or on Lake Orta.
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