Italy – the Dolce vita!

Find your perfect holiday in Italy. An ideal destination for a romantic getaway as a couple or fun for all the family, either way you are guaranteed some great photos to frame and adorn the mantlepiece back home!  Come and admire the glistening waters of Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda, take a boat out to the islands on the lakes and meander through the beautiful narrow streets and explore the small fishing villages. The lakes offer exceptional swimming opportunities and nautical sports such as kite surfing and diving. Head off on a treasure hunt with your little ones or savour a delicious ice cream on the lake shore, all this is just a snippet of what to do on your Italy walking holiday!  

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Dolce vita on lake como: walking from Lenno
      • Italy - Lake region
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
      • 5 days
      • From March to November
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Confort
      • Charming
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • Panoramic walking paths between the lake and the mountains
  • 4 nights in Lenno, a pretty & peaceful little village
  • Flexible lake boat pass allowing you to plan your walking days as you wish  
  • 1 dinner included
  • The famous must see villas & gardens : Villa Carlotta, Balbianello, Melzi ....
  • La dolce vita including swimming in the lake 


    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

Dolce vita on Lake Como: walking from Bellagio
      • Italy - Lake region
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
      • 5 days
      • From April to October
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Confort
      • Charming
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • Panoramic walking trails between lake and mountains
  • 4 nights in Bellagio, "the pearl of the Lario"
  • Flexible lake boat pass allowing you to plan your walking days as you wish
  • The famous must see villas & gardens : Villa Carlotta, Balbianello, Melzi ....
  • La dolce vita and swimming in the lake: a real Italian way of life !


    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

Walking from Lake Maggiore to Lake Orta
      • Italy - Lake region
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
      • 6 days
      • From March to October
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming

Highlights of the trip

  • The best panoramic walking trails, the stunning scenery of Lake Maggiore & Lake Orta
  • Discover the beautiful gardens and villas after sailing to the Borromean Islands
  • 1 night & dinner in a mountain refuge at the top of the Mottarone at an altitide of 1489m
  • The charming village of Orta and its Sacro Monte, UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Walk on lake and mountain trails and visit traditional medieval villages


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      • 7 days
      • From March to October
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming

Highlights of the trip

  • A family discovery of the 3 lakes of Orta, Maggiore and Como
  • The famous Borromean Islands and the beautiful botanical gardens of Villa Carlotta & Villa Balbianello
  •  Swimming opportunities in the summer season
  • Panoramic hikes with beautiful views of the lakes & the Alps
  • 1 overnight stay & 1 dinner in a refuge inn on the summit of Mottarone 1480m


    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

      • 8 days
      • From March to October
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming

Highlights of the trip

  • A complete discovery of the lakes region
  • A condensed natural and cultural wealth: mountains, medieval villages, churches and palaces...
  • The famous Borromean Islands
  • Panoramic hikes on Orta, Como and Maggiore offering magnificent panoramas


    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

Our walking holidays in Italy can be broken down into 4 main categories;

  • Botanical
    Lake Como is famous for the exquisite villas that dot the shoreline, Villa Carlotta, Balbianello and Melzi to name a few. The botanical gardens are simply stunning and offer a variety of flora for you to admire.
  •  Sport
    We suggest many walking itineraries ranging in difficulty from easy panoramic trails above the lakes to the more moderate trails up in the mountains. You can also enjoy a diving session in the lake and kite surfing on Lake Como or Lake Garda.
  • Religion
    There are numerous religious monuments and symbols throughout Italy and if you want, you can incorporate a few on a walking tour of Italy: The Santa Caterina del Sasso Monastery in Stresa with remarkable frescoes dating back to the 14th century. Benedictine convent or the Sacro Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage site, telling the story of the life of St Francois of Assisi through 20 chapels decorated with colourful frescoes and life-size statues
  • Cultural
    As the saying goes ‘When in Rome…’ and there is nothing more enjoyable than blending in with the locals at the colourful markets, browsing through the shops and sipping a Spritz on a café terrace! The Dole Vita on your holiday in Italy!