Photography & travel: Brian Minkoff Photography
Flights: British Airways to Milan approx. £130pp
Stayed at: Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy.
Rooms £200+ a night per couple
Fine dined at: Hotel Verbano on the island of Isola dei Pescatori
For a great value meal on a nice terrace in the centre of town: Ristorante Pizzeria Mamma Mia, Stresa (no website)
A must….Trips to all the islands (none more than 15 minutes away by ferry boat)
The Botanical gardens on the Isola Madre are world famous and an essential visit.
Enjoy…taking the circular ferry ride about (1 hour) without getting off at the islands is a relaxing treat.
Eat..pasta, fresh fish from the lake ( pike, zander, perch, trout and black bass) and of course gelato. L’Angolo del Gelato was an almost daily post dinner ritual