A place that made history and now looks to the future.
Fantastic sunsets contemplated from terraces overlooking the lake, where orchestral notes accompany soirées with an antique flavor, where graceful women dance in diaphanous silks that shimmer in the moonlight. The enchanting atmosphere of the early 20th century can return… A prestigious and wide-ranging project will involve the Lombard shore of Lake Maggiore in Luino with valuable luxury partnerships.
The conference “Luino, 350 years of tourist history. From the Petit Tour of the Three Lakes to the Locarno-Venice Waterway, between culture, management, and law”
On May 20th, the international conference “Luino, 350 years of tourist history. From the Petit Tour of the Three Lakes to the Locarno-Venice Waterway, between culture, management, and law” took place. The event, held in Luino on Lake Maggiore, at the prestigious venue of Palazzo Verbania, formerly Kursaal, was divided into sessions with a historical-cultural focus, an in-depth exploration of economics and management, and, finally, a legal section.
The enhancement of the territory develops through a thorough analysis of history, culture, management, and law. The Lombard shore of Lake Maggiore is strategically located and has represented a commercial and social crossroads over the centuries, fostering dialogue with other realities.
International tourist projects for Luino
Since June 12th, some of the major reference points on the blossoming coast have announced a preview of the second part of the conference scheduled for October. Luca Sartorio, entrepreneur and jurist, organizer of these events, aspires to redevelop this territory so that it can shine again as it did in that distant past that led to the wonders of the Belle Époque. In ancient times, the Petit Tour of the Three Lakes connected Milan to Lake Como, Lake Lugano, and Lake Maggiore. It led important figures, including princes, princesses, and internationally renowned painters such as William Turner and Jacob Philipp Hackert, to the hotels on the Lombard coast and to Isola Bella.
Considering the significant artistic and landscape heritage, Luca Sartorio, with Grandluino and his international partners, including Swiss partners, aims to create a wellness hub on the Lombard coast, with a five-star hotel structure, an important port reality, and one of the first “Clinic Wellness” business models in Italy.
The nautical sector
The meeting held at Palazzo Verbania fostered constructive work in progress with the University of Genoa regarding the nautical sector. During the conference, Professor Alessandro Bertirotti from the University of Genoa moderated the session dedicated to economics and management, where Bruno Censi described the Locarno-Venice Waterway.
Engineer Angela Peri from the University of Genoa addressed the “Scattered Nautical Hotel,” the theme of designing suitable passenger boats for (slow and green) navigation in these types of canals. Even in these aspects, research and advances in shipbuilding technology have made impressive strides, which would solve the seemingly insurmountable challenges of the past.
The second part of the conference is scheduled for October and is organized by Grandluino srl, the Cultural Association Festival del Teatro e della Comicità, the Cultural Association Le Sempiterne, with the patronage of the Gruppo Italiano Stampa Turistica.
By Simona Fontana Contini