Since ever, Il Viaggiatore has brought forward a conscious and respectful travel mindset while shaping outdoor tours on Lake Maggiore: it lies at the heart of our mission and vision. But during these unprecedented times, more than ever, we have placed ever-increasing value on this way of travelling. Now it’s high time, and we would like to lead you through a journey of our world with new eyes and spirit, sharing a renewed consciousness. After a long period within four walls we want to restart dreaming again thereby safely experiencing travel, caring for nature and travelling actively with a purpose, enriching our soul and spirit. So embark on this adventure with Il Viaggiatore and glance behind the scenes of our tours on Lake Maggiore! Why choose our small group tours on Lake Maggiore? 1# “Slow” and environmentally-friendly discovery Our entrepreneurial path aims at enhancing our territory rich in history, art and culture. As conscious travelers as well, sustainability comes first in our tours on Lake Maggiore. Wild and pristine landscapes can be wandered through a slow discovery. Slow tourism allow you to “walk” into the past and the history of one place in order to look ahead, fostering a respectful vision of the environment. Being conscious means appreciating the history, the people that with their craftsmanship and initiatives have turned the places as we admire them today. So we need to preserve these places for a long time, especially in a period where everything seems standard. Every territory needs to be understood for its unique features, preserving its atmosphere and raison d'être. 2# Unprecedented and unique perspective Relax and explore Lake Maggiore with us is our motto - we would like to give you a local glimpse of this territory, away from hurriedly holidays and rushed sightseeing. We are addressing
Since ever, Il Viaggiatore has brought forward a conscious and respectful travel mindset while shaping outdoor tours on Lake Maggiore: it lies at the heart
Are you eager to discover Lake Maggiore from a unique and environmentally-conscious perspective? Il Viaggiatore in Cannobio designs sustainable tours on Lake Maggiore to give you an unprecedented glimpse into the hidden treasures of this breathtaking land. We have met the founder, Simona, who has been passionately leading Il Viaggiatore Lake & Mountain Tours since 2015. From this interview you’ll be amazed at the power of travelling and sharing, as a force for good and constant inspiration. Il Viaggiatore, in Italian, means “The Traveler”: definitely a name you can trust, conscious and curious travelers are indeed at the heart of every experience. Hi Simona, thank you for being with us! Why did you decide to found Il Viaggiatore, and which values you’d like to share through your activities? Il Viaggiatore was born out of my love towards my place, the place I call home, on Lake Maggiore, combined with my great passion: travelling. I’m a curious traveler and I felt the urge to share the knowledge and the beauty of my roots. I have always worked in the tourism field, and I have felt so proud of giving birth to Il Viaggiatore, which designs tours on Lake Maggiore: for the first time in my life I could address foreign travelers, enhance our destination and promote it through a sustainable, conscious and slow tourism. Consciousness and enrichment have paved the way to our main value and ambitious goal: travelling as a way to preserve our cultural and natural landscape on the long term, thereby supporting the local economy and community for future generations to come. So, in a nutshell, could you describe your business using 3 adjectives? I would say: conscious, respectful and curious. Why, you’d ask me? Il Viaggiatore aims at raising awareness on sustainable issues while traveling, minimizing the
Are you eager to discover Lake Maggiore from a unique and environmentally-conscious perspective? Il Viaggiatore in Cannobio designs sustainable tours on Lake Maggiore to give
Every year in Cannobio we celebrate a miracle that happened a long time ago. The memory of that emotion though, is always present and relives just like the thousands of lights which are exposed throughout the old town of Cannobio and on the boats that follow the slow procession from the lake. This celebration is called the "Lumineri" of Cannobio. This is a very important event for the community but also for those who have learned to know and love Cannobio. At 7 pm on January 7th, immediately after the church celebration, the procession that accompanies the Sacra Costa along the streets shows up and the liturgical chants begin. The Sacra Costa is therefore brought back to the place from which everything originated, in the past the house of Tommaso Zacchei and now the Sanctuary of the Santissima Pietà. After the celebration both restaurants and homes cook a traditional meal: pasta with beans and luganighe with boiled vegetables. In conclusion Cannobio recalls, year after year, the miracle that took place between its narrow streets so long ago and approaches the celebration of the fifth centenary (1522).
Every year in Cannobio we celebrate a miracle that happened a long time ago. The memory of that emotion though, is always present and relives