Piedmonte and the Lakes Region

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Highlights of Piedmonte and the Lakes Region Trip

  • Walk amongst pristine glacial lakes.
  • Take in vistas of the Italian Alps.
  • Explore the lake-side towns of Stresa, Lugano and Bellagio.
  • Enjoy the fine local cuisine and the wines of Piemonte and Lombardia.

Departure dates

*Custom Collection
*Personalized Departures
*Personalized departures – this trip can begin on any day of the week. It is priced based on a minimum of 2 or more people travelling together.

Trip Length 6 days/5 nights
Start/Finish Milan/Milan
Walk Rating Moderate
Included Accommodations, all breakfasts, most dinners, some lunches, transfers, wine tasting.
Hotels Casual
Price starting at $2,900 USD
Single Supplement $750 USD



Your guide meets you in Milan. Transfer to the town of Orta San Guilio on Lago d’Orta. Walk through the charming village and let your guide introduce you to a simple northern Italian lunch. Continue to Stresa, your home for the next two nights.

The walk: 3.5 miles; about 6 kilometers
Accommodations: Hotel La Fontana or equivalent. www.lafontanahotel.com (L)


Today you walk to the top of Monte Morone, above Lago Maggiore. Enjoy in the breathtaking views of the Italian Alps and the lakes below. In the afternoon, visit the islands of Lago Maggiore, with their palaces, gardens and picturesque fishing villages.

The walk: miles; about 15 kilometers
Accommodations: Hotel La Fontana or equivalent. www.lafontanahotel.com (B,D)


Transfer to the Swiss city of Lugano for a tour of this cosmopotlitan city. Hike to the top of Mount Bre and walk along the bluffs overlooking Lugano. Continue to Lake Como and the village of Bellagio, your home for the next three nights.

The walk: 5.5. miles, about 9 kilometers

Accommodations: Hotel Centrale or equivalent. (B)


The morning begins with a walk along the ancient country lanes above Bellagio where you will discover outstanding vistas of the famed Lake Como and its ring of high mountains. Energy permitting, you can add a hike to Mounte San Primo, where on clear days, you can see as far as the Swiss Alsp.

The walk: 10 miles, about 16 kilometers

Accommodations: Hotel Centrale or equivalent. (B)


Start your day with a visit to Varenna. Walk to the Fiumelatte, a waterfall with remarkable milk-white waters. Upon your return to Bellagio in the afternoon, there is ample time for some shopping and exploration of Bellagio.

The walk: 9 kilometers, about 5.5 miles

Accommodations: Hotel Centrale or equivalent. (B, D)


Our guide takes you to the train station in Florence where you transfer to your next destination.

Accommodations: (B)

Class of accommodations: This trip is priced based on country comfort hotels and accomodations.Deluxe and luxury hotes available upon request and will be priced accordingly.

B= breakfast included, L=lunch included, PicL=picnic lunch included, D=Dinner included
All bookings through Garth Allen Marksted Travel, Quebec Lisencee.