Italian Lakes Road Trips - The Graceful Italian Lakes Trip (PDF Chapter)

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This is The Graceful Italian Lakes chapter from Lonely Planet’s Italian Lakes Road Trips guidebook.

Dramatically ringed by snow-powdered mountains and garlanded by grand villas and exotic, tropical flora, the Italian Lakes have been a popular holiday spot since Roman times, and more recently lauded by writers from Goethe to Hemingway.

  • catch the scents of Bellagio, bounded by classic gardens brimming with camellias
  • pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights
  • shop for silken souvenirs in elegant Como
  • get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages
  • escape the car and get active canyoning, climbing or mountain biking
  • discover even more with detours and ways to link your trips

Coverage includes: Stresa, Verbania, Cannobio, Varese, Como, Bellagio, Tremezzo, Varenna, Bergamo, Milan, Lago Maggiore, Lago d’Orta, Lago di Como, Lago di Garda, Brescia, Mantua and Cremona.

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