March 2013 – Stresa, La Maggiore, Venice Cooking Lessons

cover-march2013Cooking Up A Storm in Venice
The former Venetian Republic has a cuisine unto itself, very focused on seafood. Dive into local Venice life by taking a cooking class. Plus we will tell you where to eat Sarde in Saor, a local sardine dish.

Venice Hotel News
A new luxury hotel opens on Venice’s Grand Canal on June 1. Plus a big Marriott will be opening in 2014 on a private Venetian island.

De-Stressing in Stresa
With humble beginnings as tiny Lake Maggiore fishing village accessed by a dirt Roman road, Stresa’s attraction as a holiday town with newly constructed elegant villas, hotels and gardens, soared after the 1906 construction of the Simplon Tunnel Railway. Stresa is small and very beautiful.

More Excursions from Stresa
When you’re visiting Lake Maggiore, there’s so much to see. We recommend Rocca Borromeo, Villa Taranto, the Alpine Gardens and more…

A Day Into Switzerland
The Lago Maggiore Express is an intriguing combination train and boat trip between Stresa and Locarno, Switzerland. Scenery along the route ranges from pastoral and beautiful to rugged and spectacular.

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