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Cicerone Guides: Walking the Italian Lakes: Lakes Garda, Maggiore, Como and d'Iseo in Northern Italy

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone International Walking Guides

By: Gillian Price(Author)

272 pages, 13 colour photos, 53 colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Oct 2015 | Edition: 2 | #224827 | ISBN-13: 9781852848248
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NHBS Price: £14.95 $20/€17 approx

About this book

Walking the Italian Lakes describes 50 day walks in the picturesque Lakes region of Northern Italy. Routes around Lakes Como, Iseo, Garda and Maggiore are included on little-known but well waymarked paths. The routes range from 2 to 13 miles in length, so there is something for everyone, from easy leisurely strolls for first-time walkers to strenuous climbs for those with experience up panoramic peaks.

The routes can easily be fitted into the space of a day, and every one of them can be accessed by the excellent local public transport network – ferry, train, bus, cable car, chair lift or funicular. All routes are illustrated with clear maps and inspirational photographs with full information provided about accommodation and public transport options around each of the four lakes for easy planning.

Walking the Italian Lakes is an ideal companion to exploring the exceptional scenery, views and culture of the Italian Lakes.


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 Moltrasio to Laglio
Walk 14 Pigra to Colonno
Walk 15 Colonno to Cadenabbia on the Greenway
Walk 16 San Martino Circuit
Walk 17 The Bocchetta di Nava Traverse
Walk 18 Crocetta
Walk 19 Val Sanagra
Walk 20 Rifugio Menaggio and Monte Grona
Walk 21 San Domenico and the Santuario di Breglia
Walk 22 Gravedona to Domaso
Walk 23 Domaso to Gera Lario
Walk 24 Sentiero del Viandante 1: Varenna to Bellano
Walk 25 Sentiero del Viandante 2: Bellano to Dervio
Walk 26 Around Bellagio
Walk 27 Belvedere del Monte Nuvolone
Walk 28 Monte San Primo
Walk 29 The Strada Regia from Pognana Lario to Torno
Walk 30 Brunate to Torno Path
Walk 31 Monte Boletto

Lago d’Iseo
Walk 32 Punta Alta
Walk 33 Santuario di San Giovanni
Walk 34 Corna Trentapassi
Walk 35 Monteisola and the Santuario della Ceriola

Lago di Garda
Walk 36 Eremo di San Valentino
Walk 37 Campione to Pregasio Loop
Walk 38 Limone sul Garda and the Valle del Singol
Walk 39 Sentiero del Sole
Walk 40 Monte Nodice and Pregasina
Walk 41 Strada del Ponale to Pregasina
Walk 42 The Venetian Bastione
Walk 43 Monte Brione
Walk 44 Torbole to Tempesta
Walk 45 Monte Baldo: Ventrar to San Michele
Walk 46 Monte Baldo: Cima delle Pozzette
Walk 47 Monte Baldo: Eremo SS Benigno e Caro
Walk 48 Monte Baldo: Rifugio Telegrafo Circuit
Walk 49 Monte Baldo: Costabella to Prada Alta
Walk 50 Torri del Benaco and Graffiti
Appendix A    Route summary table
Appendix B    Glossary of Italian–English terms

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Gillian Price was born in England but has lived in Venice for many years. Gillian has steadily explored the mountain ranges of Italy, and now Corsica, and brought them to life for visitors in a series of outstanding guides for Cicerone. She is an active member of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and Mountain Wilderness.

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