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Ultimate Trips

From Milan to the Northern Lakes, Luxury and Romance

July 24, 2017 -

Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully customize according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover.

As a capital of fashion, Milan is a favorite destination for lovers of art and culture. Galleries and luxury stores exhibit their treasures in the shadow of the spires, turrets and statues of the Duomo, the magnificent cathedral. Milan, the city lighthouse that welcomed the Universal Expo 2015. Towards the north, silver-tinted lakes. With its camellia and oleander-filled gardens and its "floating" palaces, this Italy is timeless. Como, Lugano and Orta Lakes rival one another in romantic beauty. The shores of Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano are shared between Italy and Switzerland. Elegance knows no border.

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Routes du Bonheur

Milano — 2 Nights
Château Monfort
Milano - Italy


Hotel and restaurant in town. In the heart of Milan, discover the splendor of a very unique hotel housed in an Art Nouveau building from the early 20th century. Hotel Château Monfort is inspired by the world of fairy tales and the opera. It is an enchanting place where dream and reality blend together, which is reflected in the retro-chic style that permeates this "Urban Château". The pastel colors that adorn the walls of the guest rooms are enhanced by floral patterns and butterflies. Inside the hotel, you will be captivated by its romantic and refined atmosphere, which extends to our exceptional Rubacuori by Venissa restaurant, our Mezzanotte by Venissa lounge bar and our "Amore & Psiche" SPA.

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Lugano — 2 Nights
Villa Principe Leopoldo
Lugano - Switzerland


Hotel and restaurant in town. Ticino, Switzerland, is blessed with a balmy climate, stunning scenery and the infinite pleasures of “la dolce vita”. It is a land of lakes and mountains, fabulous food, fine wines and endless leisure pursuits. The elegant Villa Principe Leopoldo is situated on the “Collina d’Oro”, with stunning views over Lake Lugano Bay and the mountains. The villa is characterized by its strong Italian spirit and Mediterranean style, accommodating spacious rooms and suites. The gourmet temple Restaurant Principe Leopoldo offers a cuisine that reveals authenticity, passion and respect for its ingredients, not forgetting tradition and territory.

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Ascona — 2 Nights
Castello del Sole Beach Resort & Spa
Ascona - Switzerland


Hotel and restaurant on a lake. Castello del Sole, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, is one of the largest hotel estates in Ticino. It is an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of an expansive park and a bird reserve. The authentic architecture of a southern manor house, refined details like the seating in the park, the private beach on Lake Maggiore and the delightful inner courtyards all contribute to a sense of well-being. The two suite pavilions with the luxurious junior suites and suites are the stuff of which dreams are made. In the restaurant Locanda Barbarossa, the chef delights guests with his Italian-Mediterranean cuisine. Total relaxation is guaranteed in the exclusive Spa.

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Orta San Giulio — 2 Nights
Villa Crespi
Orta San Giulio - Italy


Restaurant and hotel on a lake. Just a few steps from Lake Orta, Villa Crespi is a spectacular property built in 1879. The villa’s arabesque architecture, stunning gardens and the hospitality of Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo and his wife Cinzia make a stay here magical. Antonino’s masterful cuisine is deeply influenced by the places and flavors experienced during his professional journey. His menu is an itinerary from southern to northern Italy, starting with a brochette of scallops and scampi and ending with pigeon and foie gras. From Villa Crespi you can contemplate a magnificent Italy, just 45 minutes away from Milan Malpensa: the medieval village of Orta and the Island of San Giulio, the famous site of Sacro Monte, and the Lake Maggiore.

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