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Peggy Day Adventures


~ITALY: THE LAKE REGION
Off the beaten path above Lakes Orta, Maggiore and Como
June 18 - 24,2017 (and October 22 - 28, 2017)

When thinking of the Italian Lakes, one cannot help but envision great expanses of sparkling, deep-blue water, lush vegetation, enchanting villages and sumptuous villas harmoniously dotting their shores, and an overall serenity of the landscape. And, indeed, so it is! But, there is also another aspect of this spectacular region that is little known, an undiscovered world too often overlooked - secluded valleys with century-old traditions, artisans with their exquisite handicrafts, and wilderness areas and verdant summer pastures, where silence is broken only by the soothing sound of cowbells.

Our distinctive program encompasses all these diverse and unique aspects, incorporating into our days exclusive activities and exceptional hiking excursions off the beaten path. We soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of lakeside towns such as Orta San Giulio, Bellagio, and Varenna. Venturing into the foothills of the Alps, hike to perfect vantage points offering stunning balcony views over the lakes and their backdrop of mountains. We visit lovely islands, manicured gardens, and opulent palaces and villas.

Except for Day 6, when we overnight at a 4-star hotel in Como, we end our days with comfortable accommodations in three-star hotels by the lake. Our elaborate picnics will consist of exquisite delicacies of the area. Lunches on Day 4 and 5, will be at local restaurants.

Throughout the week, we'll dine on fine Piemontese and Lombard cuisine and sip world-famous regional wines. Like most guests, you might consider a few more days, enjoying the area around Lake Como on your own.

Activities: varying degrees of hiking to accommodate everybody's pace; swimming in lakes, eating and drinking fabulous local food and wine. 7 active days and 6 wonderful nights in lakeside hotels. With early planning, this is perfect itinerary for a private party!

 

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Peggy Day Adventures
1001 Bridgeway, #426 ~Sausalito, CA 94965
415/887-9328
peggy@peggydayadventures.com