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Walking Vacation Walking the Italian Lakes​

Activity Level: Easy  |  Daily Mileage: 2 – 5 mi  |  Daily Walking: 1 – 3 hr
Air package plus
10 days from only
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
7 days from only
Pre-trip Extension:
Lake Como · 2 nights  $245*

Post-trip Extension: 
Milan · 2 nights  $295*
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Albergo Le Due Corti

Albergo Le Due Corti Located in the city center near the high city walls of Como, this hotel is in an historic palace. You’re sure to mingle with locals here, because the oldest and most charming café in town belongs to the hotel, located on the ground floor under a portico. The hotel has two wings of quiet rooms – one modern, the other older and featuring ceiling beams – a small swimming pool, and a restaurant. Its location makes it easy to stroll into the city center, browse the cafés and shops, or visit the cathedral. The lake promenade is about a half mile away.

Hotel La Bussola

A modern and beautiful 3 star property with large comfortable bedrooms and common spaces built and run by the family Tassera. The large garden with plants, flowers and big swimming pool provided with terrace and sun chairs, open from June 1st to end of September/early October, on the sunny side of the lake, offer magnificent views of Lake Orta and the mountains around. The location is spectacular, not just for the lake view, but also for the vicinity to the medieval city center of Orta, the restaurants and all the facilities that are just a few steps away.

Hotel La Palma

Hotel La Palma Stresa is renowned in Italy for its long tradition of well appointed hotels and Italian hospitality. This elegant hotel is located in the city center, along the lake promenade. Guests are greeted by a perfectly kept meadow and flowerbeds. From the rooftop sun terrace and swimming pool, you’ll enjoy open panoramic views of Mt. Mottarone, the Borromean islands, and Lake Maggiore. The hotel is managed by the owners and its amenities and comforts will certainly make guests very happy after days of exploring. Rooms with a lake view can be requested and may be available with a supplement paid directly to the hotel.

Hotel Regina Palace

Hotel Regina Palace Stresa is renowned in Italy for its long tradition of well-appointed hotels and Italian hospitality. The four-star Regina Palace hotel that opened in 1908, still preserves its fin de siècle fascination, even though it has a renewed appearance as a result of a meticulous, albeit conservative refurbishment program. The century-old park contains the open-air pool, a tennis court and a five-a-side football pitch. The snack bar is the perfect place for a quick bite to eat or even a light lunch.

Hotel Royal Victoria

Hotel Royal Victoria It’s not overstating the case to say this historic hotel—located on the shores of Lake Como in the picturesque medieval village of Varenna—is fit for a queen: After a young Queen Victoria stayed here in 1838, the hotel was renamed in the English monarch’s honor. Today, the Hotel Royal Victoria retains its 19th-century ambiance, but boasts fully modern amenities, including an outdoor pool and an elegant restaurant with an outdoor terrace overlooking Lake Como. Each of its 43 air-conditioned rooms, which vary in size, features a telephone, satellite TV, minibar, in-room safe and private bath with hair dryer.

Hotel San Rocco

Hotel San Rocco Four hundred years ago, this property began as a convent on the shores of Lake Orta. It was transformed into a hotel and today the combination of modern and historic features lends a unique style and flair to the house. The spa and swimming pool and the bar with a huge terrace and sun deck are its major amenities. A gourmet restaurant adds to the quality of the house. And it’s just a short walk to Orta San Giulio’s pedestrian-only zone. Complimentary WiFi is available in the lobby.

Una Hotel Cusani

Una Hotel Cusani The Una Hotel is centrally located a half mile from the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Right outside the door, the car-free shopping and theatre street Via Dante begins. You can also stroll to the Brera district and St. Maria delle Grazie Convent, home to the Last Supper fresco by da Vinci. The Sforza Castle, which houses an art museum, is across the street. If you want to explore farther afield, Cairoli metro station is nearby. The Una hotel chain is well known for the comfort of its beds, the fine design of its modern decoration, and the care they put into every little detail.

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