Hotel Conca Azzurra ***
Located on Lombardy's shores of Lake Maggiore, in the town of Ranco in the province of Varese, Hotel Conca Azzura boasts a splendid view of both the lake and the Alps. Immersed in a park with an outdoor swimming pool, the hotel boasts a renowned on site restaurant, with a large terrace that is open during the summer, and a meeting room that is ideal for business meetings or other work events. The hotel's spa Centro Wellness & Spa Il Canneto offers well-being programmes, massages and relaxing and aesthetic treatments, whilst bike lovers can make use of the small bicycle workshop that carries out repairs and provides technical, tourism and health services.
The well-being programme at the Il Canneto spa, which is on site at Hotel Conca Azzura, involves using a 35-40° tepidarium first, then the Turkish or Finnish bath followed by a cold water shower. A dip in the cold and warm Kneipp baths, use of the tropical rain water and chromotherapy showers, then a walk through the cold aromatherapy fog and the waterfall jet all lead to the relaxation area with a tea corner. The massage programme includes holistic and Ayurvedic treatments, such as a lymph drainage, biodynamic energy, sporting and relaxing spinal massages, whilst guests can undergo cosmetic and aesthetic treatments for the face and body at the Beauty Centre.
Hotel Conca Azzura's 29 rooms are split into classic, comfort and superior categories and they all have a balcony or a terrace with a view of the hills or lake, air conditioning, a direct telephone, satellite television with Sky, a minibar, kettle and Wi-Fi (in the rooms and throughout the property).
Hotel Conca Azzura's restaurant La Veranda boasts a splendid view of the lake which, during the summer months, can be enjoyed from the large terrace. The dishes that truly stand out from the rich menu pay tribute to the lake traditions of the Lombardy countryside and they can enjoyed one of the wines from the wine cellar.
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Lake Maggiore boasts numerous beautiful landscapes thanks to its mountains, parks, botanical gardens, flowers and islands, as well as splendid villas with luxurious gardens that can be admired along the lake's shores. The Borromee islands must be visited, starting from Isola Bella and its baroque palace, built in 1670 by Count Vitalino Borromeo, and wonderful garden full of rare and exotic flowers.
Lake Maggiore and its surroundings offer many sporting activities including horse-riding, golf, windsurfing to sailing, mountain biking, skiing (at nearby Mottarone), windsurfing and even extreme sports like paragliding, hang-gliding and free climbing – the choice is endless. Excursions and walks are plentiful too, during which you can admire the area's local resources and ancient traditions. Once again, you will be spoilt for choice: the enchanting Alps that surround the lake's basin and the large valleys that open up - Formazza Valley, Vigezzo Valley, Anzasca Valley and Atrona Valley – all have their own story, colours, characteristics and flavours. Lastly, visits to the numerous villages here are certainly worth the time: each one is different from the next and the boasts many attractions, from castles and museums to churches and all kinds of cultural events.
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