Northern Italian Lakes
Protected by the Alpine belt, which lays around Italy like a shell in the north, the upper Italian lakes of Lago Maggiore, Lago d’Orta, Lago di Como, Lago d’Iseo and Lake Garda are idyllically nestled between the mountains. While a lot of German is spoken around Lake Garda and all foreign visitors are searching for the house of George Clooney on Lake Como, the other lakes are still originally Italian.
South of the lakes opens up the vast landscape of the Po Plain, the Padana with its fertile fields. It is the largest plain in Europe.
Lake Orta (Lago d’Orta)
Lake Como (Lago di Como)
Lago d ’Iseo
Other small lakes in northern Italy
Whether alone or as a group outing, a boat trip over one of the pre-Alpine lakes is always a relaxing experience. The most beautiful destinations on the lakes:
- On Lake Maggiore to the Borromean Islands
- On Lake Como from Como to Bellagio
- On Lake Garda to private Garda Island
- On Lake Iseo to Monte Isola Island
- On Lake Orta to San Giulio Island
Hiking around Lake Garda
On the east bank of Lake Garda rises the mountain range of Monte Baldo with a height of about 2000 m. On the approximately 30 km long ridge along the Adige River you will find beautiful hiking trails with great views over the lake. From Malcesine, a cable car runs up to Monte Baldo.
Hiking at Lake Como
Above Lake Como you will find beautiful hiking trails in all levels of difficulty and with beautiful views. From Como to Bellagio, 2 day tours across Monte Bolletone and Monte San Primo near the center of the lake. The east bank of Lake Como has challenging hiking areas on the Resegone mountain. The north shore borders Via Spluga, which leads via the Splügen Pass into the Swiss Engadine.
Hiking at Lake Maggiore
From Stresa, the cable car runs to Monte Mottarone with its extensive hiking trails connecting Lake Maggiore with Lake Orta.
Hiking at Lake Iseo
Especially on the east bank and north of Lake Iseo, the long-distance hiking trails lead via the Presolana Pass to Klausen.
Hikes across the Alps
There are several Alpine crossings for hikers and mountain bikers, which lead from Munich to Venice.
How about a golfing holiday combined with wellness and the beautiful ambience of the Upper Italian lakes and the enjoyment of Mediterranean cuisine. There is certainly time for a trip to one of the cultural cities of the Padana (river Po plain) or to Milan, Turin or Verona.
Golf in Italy – Arrangements Hotel and Green Fee
Lake Maggiore has golf courses for beginners and professionals. Castelconturbia’s course is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Italy.
On Lake Como, the 18-hole Golf Course Pinetina offers optimal conditions for a relaxing golf holiday.
We have put together an exemplary few golf trips with a cultural accompanying program for you. These can be customized and designed according to your wishes. We are happy to combine golf with some sightseeing, wine tasting, day trip to a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a gourmet dinner.