Gourmet Lake Maggiore break with car hire & foodie experiences galore

Albergo Colonne, Italy

Flights included Flights included

The perfect package with flights included

Lake Maggiore

Double room

Wine Tasting

Double room

Lake Maggiore

Double room

Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore

Wine Tasting

Exceptional dining and fine wine drinking near Lake Maggiore

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Gourmet gastronomy with a side of Campo dei Fiori views while you dine, at a hideaway near Lake Maggiore – includes flights, car hire, half board, a six-course tasting meal, optional sommelier experience and more

  • With an exceptional restaurant, spectacular views over the Italian countryside and an unbeatable location close to Lake Maggiore, the 17th-century Albergo Colonne doesn't do things by halves. Epitomising la dolce vita under one roof, this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-awarded hideaway makes quite the gourmet getaway.

  • Views aside, the pièce de résistance here is the Michelin-recommended restaurant, where Michelin-starred chef Silvio Battistoni serves up lip-smacking cuisine – perfected by a fine wine list. You'll be treated to a six-course tasting menu, and can opt to spend an afternoon with a professional sommelier learning about (and tasting) the region's wines.

  • Elsewhere, you'll find Bistrot for quick bites, coffees and traditional ice creams. Your room is individually designed, with a traditional style in keeping with the historic feel of the hotel. The space is decorated with antique furnishings, plush textiles and lovely florals, and you’ll also have your own balcony from which you can enjoy the crisp air.


- Restaurant
- Bistro restaurant
- Scenic terrace
- Wi-Fi
- Parking

How to get there

Albergo Colonne is nestled in the small town of Santa Maria Del Monte in the Campo dei Fiori Regional Park, near Lake Maggiore and not far from Italy's border with Switzerland. Milan Malpensa Airport is roughly an hour away by car.

Good to know

Please note that a city tax of €2.50 per person, per night is payable locally. For the car hire, a local tax of £1 per day is also to be paid locally. This is mandatory and payable directly to the car provider.

Please note that the restaurant is closed on Mondays; normal opening times are 7.30-10pm Tuesday to Saturday, and 12.30-2pm on Sundays.

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Albergo Colonne, Via Fincarà, 37, 21100 Varese VA, Italy

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We source flights from all major scheduled and low-cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

On the next page, you can select the flight options that best suit your plans. We check the prices and availability in real-time, so bear in mind that the price for the package you select might be different to what's shown on the calendar at the bottom of this page.

One piece of hand luggage allowance per person is included. Please note that hold luggage is not included, but for most airlines can be added when you select your flight.

Car hire Eco/Mini 2-5 Dr with SDEW, provided by Enterprise or Keddy, is included for the duration of your stay. Super damage excess waiver insurance is included and fuel policy varies - please check with the supplier after booking is confirmed. The driver must be the lead passenger when booking, and have a valid credit card in their name and valid driving license when collecting the car. The car hire company will require a minimum of £1,500 credit on their credit card. If you arrive outside the opening hours of the depot, additional charges may apply. Customers over the age of 70 will not be eligible for car hire. A young drivers fee may be applicable for drivers under 25. Please note that you will require the new photo card driving licence to be able to collect your car.

Your car hire voucher will be sent to you directly by Your Car Hire Ltd. This will include the actual name of the car hire supplier you should go to on arrival. Your car hire voucher will include full terms and conditions relating to your specific hire. Please read them carefully. If you have not received your voucher 72 hours prior to departure, please contact us.

Please note that a local tax of £1 per day is to be paid locally. This is mandatory and is payable directly to the car provider.

If you have not received your voucher seven days prior to departure, please contact us.

Please be aware that in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit, you'll require a permit to drive in some countries. For more information please click here. - https://www.gov.uk/driving-abroad/get-an-idp

When you buy a package with us, you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

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