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#Villa Claudia dal Pozzo: location of a #greenmovie

ISTITUZIONALE VILLA CLAUDIA ORIZZONTALEThe historic Villa Claudia, property of the Marquis Dal Pozzo, has joined the project Lago Maggiore Green Meeting, adopting best practices for reducing the environmental impact in the organization of events.

Through measures such as the reduction and recycling of waste, use of raw materials with low environmental impact and the reduction of energy consumption, the suggestive location of Belgirate is committed to respecting the environment.

The commitment of Villa Claudia and the destination Lake Maggiore has also been awarded by the Italian cinema: the famous trio “Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo” and the production house Agidi Srl, also engaged in the creation of movies at low environmental impact, have chosen Villa Claudia as the location for some filming of their new movie, “The rich, the poor and the butler“, directed by Morgan Bertacca and in cinemas from December 11.

The environmentally friendly choices of managers and directors of the beautiful estate of Belgirate have made it possible to bring on the big screens of Italy the beautiful reality of Villa Claudia and Lake Maggiore.

The latter reinforces its commitment to nature, creating vacation spots and working to offer the best services, but keeping an eye on the environment and its preservation.

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Cava Palissandro orizzontale lowIn Italy to learn about the latest developments in the stone materials industry, a group of professionals were able to experience a low environmental impact event called “Lago Maggiore Green Meeting”.

They came from England, Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Pakistan and Israel to learn about the latest developments in the marble and granite industry. Earlier this year from April 3-5 around twenty architects met together in Baveno for the incoming organized following as closely as possible the standards provided by Green Meeting of Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry, created thanks to a joint agreement between Swiss and Italian tourism promotion bodies (Chambers of Commerce, Provinces, Local Tourist Agencies, Convention Bureaus and Associations), which with the Lago Maggiore Green Meeting project is still the foremost “sustainable” conference destination on the Italian and Swiss market. The event – organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VCO) in cooperation with the Consorzio Marmisti Bresciani and the Centro Servizio Lapidei VCO – was focused on demonstrating the latest developments in the stone materials industry that includes marble, granite, travertine and other types of stone. In addition to classroom seminars there were also technical tours of some quarries with a specific focus on the local stone production of Serizzo, Beola, Palissandro Marble and Granite. In particular, they visited the Palissandro Marble quarry in Crevoladossola, a very ancient extraction site and the only one in the world containing this precious material, and the Favalle quarry.

ph_Archi_Incoming_DSCN4457lowParticipating in the mission were about 20 professionals including international architects, designers and planners working within a multitude of architectural disciplines; all of the participants expressed their strong appreciation of the initiative, from the choice of the Grand Hotel Dino for overnight stays (a structure in line to receive Emas registration) to coffee breaks, lunches and dinners based on local produce procured at km0, including the gala dinner at the Michelin two-star restaurant Piccolo Lago, a member of Lago Maggiore Conference, recently added to the select group of Green Meeting suppliers. The event was organized in collaboration with Lago Maggiore Green Meeting’s partners, following the best practices to reduce environmental impact by avoiding the use of disposable materials, paper (from invitations to presentations, all of the material was available online), taking care to avoid waste and reducing as much as possible the number of transfers, as in previous events held in compliance with the Green Meeting code of conduct. MICE operators can rely on a chain of suppliers who, by adhering to a code of conduct drawn up based on the best international experiences, guarantee the final customer an event carried out with respect for the environment on the basis of three principles: sustainable event management through an organizational process that reduces environmental impact; innovation and quality in researching new solutions that follow the “green meeting” model; partnership – a commitment to developing a network of professional products and services geared toward sustainability. The project proposes Lago Maggiore as a point of reference to encourage the coordinated promotion of the territory’s offer for conferences with the aim of strengthening the MICE sector by providing the market with unified communication and an integrated and accessible system for the organization of eco-friendly meetings.ph_Archi_Incoming_DSCN4458low


MEETINGS, INCENTIVES and EVENTS at the ‪#‎ZaccheraHotels‬

At the Zacchera Hotels: Grand Hotel Dino, Grand Hotel Bristol, Hotel Simplon, Hotel Splendid, indoor and outdoor areas have been designed specifically for corporate ‪#‎meetings‬ or private ‪#‎events‬ and celebrations. Wheter you are planning a ‪#‎wedding‬, a top board meeting, an employe ‪#‎incentive‬, or just a ‪#‎conference‬, the Zacchera Hotels properties combine a truly original style with competence and cutting edge technology. At your disposal a dedicated Events Department with professional team trained to deal with individual requirements helping your plan the whole event from the conception to the implementation.
Our handsome spaces are fully equipped with extensive facilities creating the perfect enviroment for all types of events from celebrations to multimedia presentations.


To Giustina and the Borromean Gardens goes the Award of the Royal Horticultural Society 2014

The award will be vested in in London on 10 April

To Giustina and the Borromean Gardens goes the Award of the Royal Horticultural Society 2014

It will be held on April 10 in London the awards ceremony of the Royal Horticultural Society, which will award the RHS Veitch Memorial Medal 2014, the annual award for the greatest contribution to the progress of scientific knowledge in horticulture – the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for horticulture and gardening.

This year the prestigious award goes to Gianfranco Giustina, master gardener of House of Borromeo and technical director of the gardens of Isola Bella and Isola Madre…… continue reading



#LakeMaggiore presents a renewed proposal at #BTC


Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry kicks off with the new conference hall seating 650 people in Regina Palace in Stresa. On 14th November, this hall will host the third leg of the women’s Giro d’Italia, an event dedicated to tourism, tinged with a hint of green for the occasion. The area is becoming increasingly greener, thanks to awards won by Verbania and the Valgrande and Veglia Devero parks.

BTC’s first event in Florence on 12th and 13th November will focus on green meetings, crowdsourcing, new technology and much more. Among the most important participants that will be present in this events exhibition will beLago Maggiore Meeting Industry, established as a result of an Italian-Swiss agreement between the tourist promotion agencies in the area (Chambers of Commerce, Provincial Authorities, Local Tourism Agencies, Convention Bureaus and Associations). Its position as the first “sustainable” conference destination in the Italian and Swiss market has been confirmed once more thanks to the Lago Maggiore Green Meeting project launched at the previous edition of the event.

Designed to encourage the coordinated promotion of conference facilities available within the territory with the aim of strengthening the MICE sector, presenting itself in the market with a single voice and an integrated and accessible system, the project presents Lake Maggiore as a point of reference for the organisation of green meetings. MICE operators can therefore depend on a chain of operators that observe a code of conduct based on international best practices and can therefore provide end customers with an event created with respect for the environment based on three principles: sustainable event management through an organisation process that reduces the impact on the environment; innovation and quality in the search for new solutions for the “green meeting” model; partnership, that is to say commitment to the development of a network of products and professional services focused on sustainability.

Those wishing to organise a conference that combines an elegant location, beautiful landscapes and the Italian style and good life with facilities that are efficient and sensitive to the environment can choose from 410 three to five-star hotels with almost 16,700 rooms and seating for more than 50,000 people, distributed over 517 meeting rooms. Added to this is the new Conference Hall of over six hundred square metres in the Regina Palace Hotel in Stresa. A sumptuous hall, well furnished and fully equipped that can accommodate more than 650 people. On 14th November, the hotel, which is one of the destination’s flagships, will host the third leg of Giro d’Italia delle donne che fanno impresa“. For this sixth edition, this event, promoted by Unioncamere in cooperation with the Chambers of Commerce and Committees for the promotion of women’s entrepreneurship together with the Chamber of Commerce of VCO Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, focuses on tourism and sectors revolving around it. For this reason the event has been organised locally by the committees in cooperation with Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry, so in Stresa the women’s Giro d’Italia will also be tinged with green and its theme will be Women and Sustainability.

The area has recently received two important awards related to protection of the environment:

Verbania has once again received recognition from Legambiente: it has always ranked highly for the quality of the environment in small cities, it came second in the twentieth edition of «Ecosistema urbano», a report published by Legambiente, Ambiente Italia and Il Sole 24 Ore presented last October 29th. For separate waste collection Verbania scored more than 70% (72.8%, it was 72.1% the previous year), coming second only to Pordenone. There has been an improvement in the number of people using public transport and it has recorded a constant increase in the amount of urban areas reserved for pedestrians and bicycles.

– the Parco Nazionale Valgrande and Parco Veglia Devero parks have obtained the highly regarded “European Charter for Sustainable Tourism” (CETS) certification, awarded to the two parks last November 6th at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels.

The territory’s best showcased at a “green” educational for european buyers interested in #LAGOMAGGIORE #MEETING #INDUSTRY


From October 10-13, a special educational aimed at European MICE operators was organized by the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Chamber of Commerce, in close collaboration with Lago Maggiore Conference and linked to the Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry. This event allowed attendees to savor the beauty of the area and above all to experience first hand the opportunities this destination offers to the international meeting industry. In addition they enjoyed a ‘sample’ of the Green Meeting, which Lago Maggiore is able to offer as a conference destination.

The initiative is promoted as part of a cross-border cooperative project between Italy and Switzerland called “Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry: Green Meeting by the blue-waters’ lake” involving the tourism promotion associations of the area overlooking Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Novara and the territories of Varese and Locarno. The goal of the project is to form a chain of operators, adhering to a code of conduct based on international best practices, in order to ensure the end customer an environmentally friendly event. Three principles are held by all parties involved: sustainable event management; innovation and seeking new, quality solutions that adhere to the “green meeting” model; partnership or a commitment to develop a network of professional products and services geared to sustainability. Suppliers of the various services for the educational event – from hotels to restaurants to transportation – were asked to use local products procured at 0 km, avoid the use of disposable materials, and take care to avoid waste. Even the paper material used for the educational program was FSC-certified paper.

The sixteen buyers coming from France, Italy, Great Britain, Germany and Switzerland were welcomed at the Grand Hotel des Isles Borromèes at Stresa on Thursday evening, while the presentation of the educational was held at the Hotel La Palma’s Sky Bar where dinner was also served. Over the following days the guests were able to discover how much the destination had to offer in terms of hospitality structures, many of which were 4 and 5 stars, as well as the multitude of services. In particular, Friday afternoon, after the workshop organized at Stresa’s Grand Hotel Bristol which included fifteen local operators (three convention bureaus, hotels, conference centers and DMC/agencies), it was they who offered the guests an utterly Italian experience: Marco Sacco, the star chef of Piccolo Lago restaurant – a eatery with 2 Michelin stars located on the enchanting Mergozzo Lake – held a cooking lesson focused on the preparation of a complete dinner that the guests were then able to taste.

The visit continued Saturday at Stresa’s Regina Palace Hotel, the Grand Hotel Dino, Baveno’s Hotel Splendid, Verbania-Pallanza’s Grand Hotel Majestic, and with a boat tour of the Palace and Gardens of Isola Bella. The day ended with a tasting of local wines from the Novara area accompanied by lake and pre-alpine specialties in a dinner at Isola dei Pescatori’s Belvedere restaurant. Sunday was spent on Lake Orta with a visit to the medieval village of San Giulio and concluded with a lunch at the Conca Azzurra restaurant, which features a panoramic view of the Rocca (or Castle) of Angera. Guests departing from Malpensa Airport also enjoyed an opportunity to visit the Volandia flight museum.

#Lagomaggiore – latest tweets

tmf #Eventscout in the #LagoMaggiore region


In the coming days our tmf eventscout programme for the Lago Maggiore region will start! In total three selected German event organisers will travel together with a friend or partner to northern Italy and discover the area around Lago Maggiore for events and meetings. They will take pictures on-site and will give us a short summary after their trip.

The first eventscout, an event manager from a well-known international chocolate manufacturer, is going to fly from Frankfurt am Main to Milano Malpensa on Saturday September 28th and back on September 30th. During three days the lady will explore the wonderful area around the town of Verbania. She will be staying at Grand Hotel Majestic, located in the district Pallanza. It is a historic four star hotel facing the lake and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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#Lagomaggiore #Educational 10th-13th October 2013

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About 15 participants are invited from all over the world (Italy, France, UK, Germany, Switzerland),
The event aims to give the partecipants (operators of the meeting industry, MICE sector, agency and events’planner )  an “overview” of the territory  and its structures, for the possible planning of events and meetings. Here is the full programme:

Autumn Educational 10th-13th October 2013 – PROGRAMME

Thursday 10th October 2013
Arrival and check-in of participants at Grand Hotel des Isles Borromées – 5*L, Stresa
20:00 Welcome cocktail and Event Presentation at Sky Bar, Hotel La Palma – 4*Stresa (walking distance)
20:30 Welcome dinner at Hotel La Palma – 4*, Stresa
Friday 11th October 2013
08:15 Meet in the lobby and transfer to Grand Hotel Bristol – 4*Stresa (walking distance)
09:00 Workshop at Grand Hotel Bristol – B2B meetings
12:30 Buffet Lunch
14:00 Workshop – meetings
15:30 Back to Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées
16:45 Bus transfer to Restaurant Piccolo Lago – 2*Michelin, Lake Mergozzo
17:15 Cooking Lesson with the Chef – Gnocchi making
19:30 Aperitif and dinner at Restaurant Piccolo Lago – 2* Michelin
22:15 Transfer back to Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées
Saturday 12th October 2013
08:45 Meet in the lobby and transfer to Regina Palace Hotel, 4* Stresa (walking distance)
09:15 Site inspection at Regina Palace Hotel – 4* Stresa
10:00 Morning coffee offered by Regina Palace Hotel
10:20 Bus transfer to Grand Hotel Dino – 4* Baveno
10:30 Site inspection Grand Hotel Dino – 4* Conference Centre, Baveno
11:45 Bus transfer to Hotel Splendid and Site Inspection – 4* Baveno
12:45 Light Lunch at Hotel Splendid – 4* Baveno
14:00 Bus transfer to Grand Hotel Majestic – 4*S Verbania-Pallanza
14:30 Site Inspection at Grand Hotel Majestic – 4*S Verbania-Pallanza
15:15 Boat transfer to the magnificent Isola Bella – guided tour to Palace and Gardens
17:00 Boat transfer back to Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées
17:15 Free time
19:30 Boat transfer to picturesque Fishermen’s Island
20:00 Wine Tasting from the Novara Hills Vineyards at Restaurant Belvedere
20:30 Dinner at panoramic Restaurant Belvedere
23:00 Boat transfer back to Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées
Sunday 13th October 2013
07:45 / 08:15 Check-out
08:30 Meet in the lobby
08:45 Bus transfer with luggage to Lake Orta
09:30 Guided tour of the stunning medieval village of Orta San Giulio and cruise around the island
11:15 Bus transfer to Ranco
12:30 Light Lunch at panoramic Restaurant Conca Azzurra
13:45 Bus transfer to Rocca Borromeo, Castle in Angera
14:00 Site inspection of the Rocca as a meeting venue
15:30 Departures to Milan Malpensa International Airport
The Guests who will have a late flight from Malpensa Airport will be offered a tour of the Airplane Museum of

Lago Maggiore Conference has a new Restaurant Member

Ristorante Belvedere, Copyright: Lago Maggiore Conference

Ristorante Belvedere, Copyright: Lago Maggiore Conference

Five are now the restaurants Lago Maggiore Conference proposes to its clients. Restaurant Belvedere on the picturesque Fishermen´s Island, has 120 indoor seats and 150 on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Borromeo Gulf of Lake Maggiore.  The menu is completely based on local dishes from the lake and the surrounding mountains and valleys, accompanied by Piedmontese and other Italian DOC wines. Restaurant Belvedere is definitively one of the best choices for an informal meal out of the conference facilities as well as an unforgettable gala night.

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