Itinerary Highlights

  • Tour the pretty town of Orta San Giulio
  • Make an excursion to the Borromean Islands
  • Relax at Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli
  • Explore Lake Garda and its surroundings
  • Visit the André Heller botanical gardens in Gardone Riviera
  • Enjoy world-class wine regions
  • Take a ferry to the car-free Monte Isola
  • Spend a day cruising Lake Como

Follow in Our Footsteps

Editor’s Itinerary

Italian Lakes
Duration: 13 Days
Many travelers explore the Italian Lakes for three or four days on a driving tour from Milan to Venice ­— which might include stops in Bergamo, Brescia, Verona, Vicenza and Padua — and then continue south on an Adriatic cruise. But it can be highly rewarding to concentrate solely on the lakes, as I did on my latest trip. Each of the lakes has its own character and set of attractions. This itinerary roughly follows that of my recent trip.