From Cannobio: Day Trip to Milan
- Duration: 1 day
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Milan from Cannobio and experience the city's history, culture and fashion. Depart from Cannobio in the morning and reach Milan in just a couple of hours. First, enjoy a guided tour of the city. Start in the Isola District, where you will discover a mixture of street art, tradition and modernity. Pass by one of the largest cemeteries in Milan, where you can spot an array of artistic tombs and monuments, before heading to the Sforzesco Castle to admire its impressive facade. Finish your tour at the Duomo Cathedral and marvel at the architecture of this grand cathedral. After your guided tour, break for lunch before enjoying some free time in the afternoon to explore the city at your own pace. Do some shopping, take some photos or simply relax and enjoy an Italian aperitivo. Arrive back to Cannobio in the evening, just in time for dinner.
Leaving Cannobio, you will head towards a path which leads to the castle-like village of Carmine Superiore. The village is unique, being cut out of the rocks and containing a Romanesque church and frescoes. A walk half way up the hill offers breathtaking views over the lake, which is surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation. Whilst at the village, visit the cozy church to discover its frescoes. You will then stop for a nice packed lunch before heading further on towards the Cannero Riviera, with glances of the legendary castles which emerge from the lake. You will finally walk along the center of Cannero, where you will meet your boat to return to Cannobio.
After meeting with your guide, you will begin "Domodossola day", which will begin with a walk through the weekly market to learn about the history of this beautiful gem in the mountains. Following your market experience, you will walk up to the Sacred Mountain Calvario, which has been listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site since 2003. Up at this mountain you will enjoy a guided visit while admiring the beautiful chapels, which will be followed by some time for lunch (included). Following lunch you will be able to enjoy the gardens above Domodossola, taking in the sights over this beautiful city in the mountains which is surrounded by seven valleys. At the conclusion of your scenic day out, you will return to Cannobio in the late the afternoon.
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