Hosted Bridge Holiday 6th October 2019 for 7 Nights
HOSTED BRIDGE HOLIDAY. Hotel Giardinetto, a three-star Superior hotel, has always belonged to the Primatesta family when Luciano founded it as an Osteria. Since then the continuous evolution has meant that it became a reference point in hospitality on Lake Orta, and beyond. Directly nestled on the beautiful shores of the romantic lake in an oasis of nature, it is the ideal destination for moments of relaxation and leisure. It offers all the standards of a modern, charming hotel, a breathtaking view, the romance of the lake with its comfortable rooms, the swimming pool with a small private beach, a restaurant with unique terraces, become famous for its creative regional cuisine and cellar with 450 Italian, French and from the rest of the world. It is only 2 km from the beautiful village of Orta, from the fascinating island of San Giulio, considered the third most beautiful island in the world and from the Sacro Monte (Unesco heritage). It is also the ideal base for visits to Lake Maggiore, Stresa and its beautiful Borromean islands, Locarno and Switzerland, Milan with shopping, the outlets of great brands such as Alessi and Lagostina, the hills of Novara and Vercelli and its wines, the Mottarone with a splendid view of 7 lakes and the green Val D'Ossola with the Toce waterfall and its cheeses. Prices include Half Board accommodation, welcome drink, all bridge fees, EBU master points and high street gift vouchers and bridge pens as prizes. Please note that there are a few steps into the bridge room.
The hotel has a scheduled boat stop. Every day with two different departure times, from our private dock you can discover Orta San Giulio, the Island and even the little gems like Ronco, Pella and Omegna with the Thursday market.
TO BE SEEN:
The picturesque Piazza Motta , (where ferries leave for the Island of San Giulio). On the north side of the square is the Broletto or Palazzo della Comunità of the Riviera of San Giulio, dating back to 1582. In front of the broletto begins a wide uphill road called "Motta", at the top of which is the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta. Dominated by the building of the former seminary, built in 1844 on the ruins of the castle. Today the seminary hosts the convent of Benedictine cloistered nuns, Mater Ecclesiae Monastery.
On the island there is also the Basilica of San Giulio, the most important Romanesque monument in the Novara area. Behind the village, on a summit, rises the Sacro Monte (UNESCO World Heritage), a devotional route, consisting of twenty frescoed chapels, completed by life-size terracotta statuary groups that illustrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi .
Pettenasco: Museum of the art of wood turning, the Parish Church of Saints Audenzio and Caterina, a panoramic and relaxing walk along the lake.
Pella: Situated on the other side of the lake it is the ideal place to enjoy a good ice cream by the lake, to visit the Parish Church of San Filiberto.
Madonna del Sasso: it is possible to visit the sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso erected on a granite spur directly above the lake, the Stonemason's Museum, dedicated to work in the quarries of white granite.
Omegna: Parrocchiale di Sant'Ambrogio, the Forum managed by the Fondazione Museo Arti e Industria, hosts a permanent exhibition and is home to various cultural events, Alessi outlet.
Quarna sotto: A few kilometers from Omegna, in this small village you can visit the Museum of Music.
Vacciago: Antonio Calderara Museum of Contemporary Art.
Ameno: Tornielli Museum and exhibition space curated by the Asilo Bianco association. Monte Mesma Franciscan monastery and the Buccione tower.
BRIDGE HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
First Full Day 10.30am Welcome Meeting & Drinks reception. 6.15pm Dinner 7.30pm Evening Bridge. Following Days 10.15am Seminar/Workshop 10.45am Morning Bridge 6.15pm Dinner 7.30pm Evening Bridge.
EBU master points awarded for all applicable evening sessions with bridge pens & high street vouchers offered as prizes. Pre-Dealt boards and hand records available for the evening sessions. Morning bridge is subject to minimum numbers. Interesting seminars and or morning workshops available on request.
6th October 2019
4 STAR 7nts HALF BOARD
£629pp Twin/Double Shared
£779pp Double sole use
Lake View £10pppn
Lake View Superior £14pppn
Includes local tourist tax