Boat Tours among the Prestigious Villas of Lake Maggiore
A journey through the genius loci; that is what architects
define as the identity or spirit of a place.
We are in a region where the genius loci seems to have been particularly generous, counting the inventor of the steam engine, the creator of a world-famous spirit, the entrepreneur behind the first transoceanic submarine cable between Europe and America, the inventor of the Forlanini seaplane, the creator of the Caproni airplanes, the inventor of coated printing paper, publishers Treves, Mondadori and Hoepli, music producer Ricordi, the inventor of asphalt, the architect of the Moka coffee machine, the founder of the Regio Verbano Yacht Club and of the first regattas in Italy, not to mention it being a retreat for many renowned personalities such as Hemingway and composers Giordano, Toscanini and Wagner…as well as many more surprises, creativity and entrepreneurial genius.
“Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Architecture is a thing of art, a phenomenon of the emotions. The purpose of construction is to make things hold together; the architecture to move us.”
Architect Le Corbusier