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The town of Ghemme in Piedmont lies to the south of Lake Maggiore, just a 40 min drive from Varese, and has a long-standing tradition for wine production – in fact Ghemme wine is now considered as a close rival to the more well-known Barolo. We will start our wine trip at the 'Cantine di Rovellotti' situated in a medieval castle right in the centre of Ghemme.

Come along for a talk, a taste, a tour, and of course, a treat to take home
Visit to the famous cheese shop Luiggi Guffanti in Arona
Tuesday 11 October from 10 am onwards,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Luigi Guffanti Formaggi since 1876 selects and ages the best cheese from Italian and European dairy tradition.

Barry X Ball - 56 artworks
Friday October 26 from 10am,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The End of History exhibit by the prolific artist and sculptor Barry X Ball is a retrospective of his work from 1982 to today. The show at Villa Panza and Castello Sforzesco encompasses 56 of Ball’s works

Art Lectures Season 2018/2019: 
at Tennisclub Varese, from 10 to 12am,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This time on the theme of: Picasso Metamorfosi
It seems we must never be rid of him, never finish learning about his volcanic mind.

Dive into Asian Cooking!
Thursday 11 October from 9.00am - 1.30pm, at Via Piemonte 46,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Saskia de Waal organises this workshop with recipes from different regions. You will work in couples of 2 and each couple makes 2 dishes. During the cooking she will give you information about the spices used in the Asian kitchen.

Connect with friends – old and new – over coffee, and explore the exciting activities we have organized for the next few months. Our Coffee Morning will be holding in the Wintergarden. 
You are invited to join us at the General Assembly at 11.15am
From September 2018 we have a new venue at    Villa Cagnolain Gazzada Schianno, Via Guido Cagnola, 21

Take a walk through what's left of the last glacial era and relax in the hot springs!
4th of October from 9.00 am to 18.00    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The remarkable gorges, known as the Orridi di Uriezzo, are beautiful and easily accessible. The most spectacular is the Orrido Sud, around 10 minutes walk from the car. We’ll walk along the dry bed of the gorge, 200 meters long and thirty meters deep,

Invitation to a free trial lesson of Italian as a foreign language.
28 September from 10.00 - 11.30 am, at Via Piemonte 46,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Verena Bachmann will introduce you to a soft but still very effective way of learning Italian.
Through simple relaxation and concentration techniques, focusing on your personal needs, you can feel

Boating on Lake Varese
25th of September at 10.30am,  Gavirate Lido,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Special Activities proposes a cruise aboard an ecological boat to appreciate this pre-alpine lake in the middle of a nature reserve, dotted with coastal municipalities. Some of them still retaining the charm of the original medieval 

Scenic walk along the via d’amore & fornaci 
13th of September from 10.00 am to 12.30    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Discover the beautiful coastline around Ispra: we will meet at the Mausoleo Castelbarco. From there we’ll start to walk along the coastline: promenade, via d’Amore and the Sentiero delle Fornaci.