Italian Lakes Family Walking & Hiking Tour - 20s & Beyond
Italy's Lake District: Como to Bellagio
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Experience the pleasures and surprises of the famous Italian Lake region. Hike on historic routes, forested trails and lakeside paths to old-world villages and seaside towns. Fly through the air on cable cars and chairlifts to access hidden hamlets in the Alps and pre-Alps. Savor hearty cuisine and exceptional wines and kick back after adventure-filled days at charming hotels. Lake life is the good life, or as the Italians say, la dolce vita.
- Boat across Italy's legendary Lake Como passing colorful villas as you journey from one picturesque waterfront to the next
- Walk wooded trails, cobblestone paths and ancient hillside footpaths before settling in for a classic aperitivo by the lake
- Wander Bellagio's charming mazelike streets, brightly painted houses, elegant shops and lively lakefront piazzas
- Fly above an exquisite landscape as you ride the funicular to traditional mountain towns with sensational views
Days 1-2 Begin your lakeside adventure in the peaceful village of Rovenna | Hike on the wooded shoreline of dazzling Lake Como | Take in amazing views of the lake, mountains and colorful villas that dot the shoreline | Wander through Moltrasio's ancient piazzas | Ferry to Bellagio, whose cobblestone streets and brightly colored houses inspire its nickname: Pearl of the Lake | Walk to Villa Melzi, one of Lake Como's grand estates and home to magnificent English-style botanical gardens | Learn how local cheese is made and enjoy lunch at a mountain hut | Ferry to the lovely town of Cadenabbia di Griante.
Days 3-4 Travel by boat past George Clooney's sprawling estate to the exquisite Villa Carlotta | Wander the gardens and admire this 17th-century palace's incredible art collection | Follow a winding trail past castle ruins to the curious Fiumelatte—this "River of Milk" flows only six months a year | Hike to Varenna, considered by some to be Italy's most romantic town | An inspiring panorama of Lake Como unfolds before you as you walk | In medieval Argegno, board a funicular and set out to Pigra, a tiny hamlet 2,600 feet above Lake Como | Dramatic vistas of the lake unfold and the Swiss Alps rise up majestically in the distance | Wooded trails lead through open alpine meadows and picturesque mountain villages | Our charming lakefront hotel is the perfect place to sip a sunset aperitivo.
Days 5-6 Gear up for a hike to 5,590-foot Monte Generoso, a former island that rose up from an extensive frozen sea during the last ice age | From the summit, a 360-degree panorama of the entire Italian Lake region awaits | Enjoy a post-hike waterfront dinner of classic Italian cuisine | Walk through the forest to Lanzo d'Intelvi, along the border of Switzerland | Complete your journey in Como, an elegant resort town dating back to Roman times.
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