The Palace Grand Hotel of Varese is located in one of
the most suggestive landscaped areas of the region.
Thanks to the proximity of the Alps and the presence of various water basins,
the spectacle from above is guaranteed.
A few kilometers from the Palace there is an aero club among the most lively in northern Italy: the Aero Club Adele Orsi, nestled between the shore of Lake Varese and the beautiful mountains of the Alps.
Precisely because of the uniqueness of the landscape in which it is located, the aero club is considered by the flight to sailors around the world one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Here, even for beginners, you can fly a glider, accompanied by an experienced instructor.
Making the most of the air currents, in the absolute silence in which you can only hear the breath of the wind, you can live an incredible experience.
For about half an hour you will admire the seven Lakes of Varese, basins of water of glacial origin that include Lake Maggiore, Lake Varese and Lake Ceresio, also known as Lake Lugano, and the Varese Prealps, which includes the Campo dei Fiori Massif.
In the background are the majestic Alps and the Monte Rosa mountain range.
Gliding as a sport was born at the beginning of the twentieth century and had a considerable development especially in Germany (where the construction of aircraft was banned by the Treaty of Peace that followed the First World War).
Today, the countries where it is most practiced are precisely Germany and Poland, but the Belpaese defends itself well with the presence of several aero clubs and an equally solid tradition.
In this corner of Italy, an extraordinary woman gave birth to the Aero Club: Adele Orsi.
Adele became passionate about gliding in the years when motor aircrafts were taking off and in 1961, supported by her husband, she founded in Calcinate del Pesce the club that this year celebrates 60 years.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Margherita Acquaderni, who holds the overall Italian gliding title in the 18 meter class, won in a competition held at the ACAO (Aero Club Adele Orsi), told us what she feels when she is in the air:
“The most beautiful aspect of this sport is that when you take the wheel off the ground, you are done with earthly thoughts. In gliding you have to be concentrated on the here and now, it’s a way to live in the present and detach yourself from problems and reality. The air is never the same, so you can’t get bored in any way.”
Thanks to the collaboration with the ACAO, the guests of the Palace Grand Hotel will be able to live a breathtaking experience and admire the beauty of nature in a privileged condition: flying without an engine.
When you say “putting wings on your dreams”.