About the trip: Walking from Lake Como to Lake Maggiore
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 prettiest walking trails and admire the ‘must see’s’ of the 2 beautiful lakes in northern Italy. No car needed on this trip. The best parts to see are accessible on foot and your luggage is taken care of and transported hotel to hotel.
The first stop is Lake Como, the pearl of the Italian lakes, with the sumptuous botanical gardens of Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello and Villa Melzi. Then comes Lake Maggiore with its fairy tale setting and Borromeans islands, the majestic hotels of Stresa, the elegance of Cannobio and its picturesque narrow streets.
The shores of the 2 lakes are dotted with elegant and luxurious villas where azaleas, camellias and hydrangeas are reflected in the waters. Through the hills below the snow-capped mountain peaks you walk through olive groves and vineyards, past hamlets and picture postcard villages. Old stone streets lead you to the lake shore from where you can hop on a boat and visit a beautiful villa or a small, quiet port. A paradise for any walker keen on lush nature, charming small mountain villages, luxurious villas and great cuisine: the real Italian way of life.