About the trip: Hidden gems of the Italian lakes
Your walking holiday in the Italy lake region: with the Alps painting a dramatic backdrop, the Italian lakes offer a charming and romantic landscape to discover on foot. Over the years, this idyllic part of the country and wonderful climate have become home to many villas and magnificent botanical gardens.
During this Italy walking trip you will discover the hidden gems of the Lake Maggiore and Lake Como. No car needed on this trip.
You’ll enjoy the prettiest walking trails on both lakes, and through olive groves and vineyards, past hamlets and picture postcard villages. The trip begins in Stresa on Lake Maggiore, where you’ll stay on the magical island of « Isola Pescatori » a small fishing village right in the heart of the Borromoean islands. You will explore the beautiful Borromean islands and the unique gardens of Villa Taranto.
You continue onwards to the northern part of of Lake Maggiore to the elegant town of Cannobio / Cannero and its picturesque narrow streets. Then to Lake Como, the pearl of the Italian lakes, with the exquisite botanical gardens of Villa Carlotta, and Villa Melzi.
The cherry on the cake : you end your trip in the perched village of Brunate, high above the town of Como, at the summit of the historic cable car. A great experience, with spectacular views over the lake.
A paradise for any walker keen on lush nature, luxurious villas and botanical gardens, charming small mountain villages and great cuisine with the unique experience of sleeping in Brunate, and on the Borreamean Islands!