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Cicerone Guides: Walking the Italian Lakes: Garda, Maggiore, Como and Iseo

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Cicerone Guides: Walking the Italian Lakes

Walking the Italian Lakes describes 50 day walks in the picturesque Lakes...

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Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Gillian Price (Author)

261 pages, 120+ colour photos, 50 colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Jul 2012 | Edition: 1 | #198358 | ISBN-13: 9781852846572
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About this book

Northern Italy boasts a wealth of spectacular scenery and the glittering expanses of Lakes Maggiore, Como, Iseo and Garda do not disappoint. They lie at the foot of the gigantic Alpine chain on the border of Switzerland and are hemmed in by awesome cliffs. The magnificent lakes are becoming ever more popular due to their exquisite villas and lush gardens where camellias and rhododendrons spill over terraces.

The 48 walks in this guidebook are suitable for a wide range of holidaymakers and range from 2 to 13 miles in length. There is something for everyone, from easy leisurely strolls for first-time walkers to strenuous climbs for those with experience up panoramic peaks. Every route has been designed to fit into a single day.

The four lakes are quite distinct in flavour and atmosphere – and all strikingly beautiful. Lake Maggiore boasts a bevy of picturesque islands-cum-villages that vie with the quintessentially romantic Lake Como for elegance in terms of villas and gardens. Garda is somewhat more dramatic and alpine in flavour with awesome cliffs around the upper lake, whereas, Lake Iseo is petite and more remote than the other three.

Each walk has been classified by grade, although adverse weather conditions will make any route more arduous.


Map Key
Overview Map

Plants and flowers
Getting there
Local transport
When to go
Food and drink
What to take
Dos and don'ts
Using this guide

Lago Maggiore
Walk 1 Stresa to Belgirate
Walk 2 From the Mottarone to Baveno
Walk 3 Monte Orfano and Lago di Mergozzo
Walk 4 Cavandone on Monterosso
Walk 5 Ghiffa Sanctuary Loop
Walk 6 Villages above Cannero
Walk 7 The Cannero-Cannobio Traverse
Walk 8 Monte Carza
Walk 9 Val Cannobina
Walk 10 Cannobio-San Bartolomeo in Montibus Circuit
Walk 11 Monteviasco
Walk 12 Sasso del Ferro

Lago di Como
Walk 13 Colonno to Cadenabbia on the Greenway
Walk 14 San Martino Circuit
Walk 15 The Bocchetta di Nava Traverse
Walk 16 Crocetta
Walk 17 Val Sanagra
Walk 18 Rifugio Menaggio and Monte Grona
Walk 19 San Domenico and the Santuario di Breglia
Walk 20 Gravedona to Domaso
Walk 21 Domaso to Gera Lario
Walk 22 Sentiero del Viandante 1: Varenna to Bellano
Walk 23 Sentiero del Viandante 2: Bellano to Dervio
Walk 24 Around Bellagio
Walk 25 Belvedere del Monte Nuvolone
Walk 26 Monte San Primo
Walk 27 The Strada Regia from Pognana Lario to Torno
Walk 28 Brunate to Torno Path
Walk 29 Monte Boletto

Lago d'Iseo
Walk 30 Punta Alta
Walk 31 Santuario di San Giovanni
Walk 32 Corna Trentapassi
Walk 33 Monteisola and the Santuario della Ceriola

Lago di Garda
Walk 34 Eremo di San Valentino
Walk 35 Campione to Pregasio Loop
Walk 36 Limone sul Garda and the Valle del Singol
Walk 37 Sentiero del Sole
Walk 38 Monte Nodice and Pregasina
Walk 39 Strada del Ponale to Pregasina
Walk 40 The Venetian Bastione
Walk 41 Monte Brione
Walk 42 Torbole to Tempesta
Walk 43 Monte Baldo: Ventrar to San Michele
Walk 44 Monte Baldo: Cima delle Pozzette
Walk 45 Monte Baldo: Eremo SS Benigno e Caro
Walk 46 Monte Baldo: Rifugio Telegrafo Circuit
Walk 47 Monte Baldo: Costabella to Prada Alta
Walk 48 Torri del Benaco and Graffiti

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Glossary of Italian-English terms

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Gillian Price is a leading English-language authority on exploring Italy. She has trekked throughout Asia and the Himalayas but now lives in Venice, only two hours from the Dolomite mountains. She is an active member of both the Italian Alpine Club and the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.

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