Self-drive, from lakes to Dolomites

A 12-day trip in close contact with the natural beauty of northern Italy. From the lakes to the Dolomites, a journey, an immense pleasure for body and spirit.

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Lake Orta, Italy, 20 regions of Italy

Make your heart like a lake with a calm still surface and great depths of kindness.

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Twelve days of pleasure for body and soul discovering the Lakes of Northern Italy and then arrive to admire the inestimable beauty of the Dolomites, a Unesco World Heritage Site.


Welcome to the North of Italy
Discovering the natural and amazing lake area

Your enchanting tour to discover the lakes of northern italy will begin with Mergozzo. Lake Mergozzo is an ideal destination for a few days away from the city traffic, nestled in a spectacular setting between the waters of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola. Located a few kilometers from the largest and most famous Lake Maggiore, it is called for this reason “small lake”, where there are several “Blue Flag” beaches that attest to the quality of the waters (cleanest and most beautiful of the entire Italian Alpine arc) and the tourist offer.

Mergozzo has recently obtained the recognition of most beautiful village, by “Borghi d’Italia”, thanks to its great hospitality and the characteristic aspect of its historical center.

Lake d’Orta and San Giulio
Amazing landscape

Lago d’Orta (Lake Orta), is located between Valsesia and Lake Maggiore. Surrounded by a beautiful landscape, with its scattered old houses, Lago d’Orta is a peaceful resort, with the island of San Giulio being one of the favorite destinations for visitors. In contrast to the tourist hustle and bustle of the neighboring towns on the shores of Lake Maggiore, it is quiet here, except during the two annual flower festival events, which transform streets and squares into a veritable sea of flowers.

There will also be visits to the Gardens of Villa Taranto, one of the largest botanical gardens of Lake Maggiore,  and The Hermitage of Santa Caterina a place of great beauty where art and history, faith and spirituality meet.

Private tour
Discovering the Como lake area

A day will be dedicated to a guided walking and boat tour with a private guide English speaking to visit the lake and villages.

The cruise from Como to the centre of the lake is the best way to admire the villas, the hamlets and the stunning landscapes of the Lario.
After visiting Torno, which is one of the most charming villages of the lake, there will be a stop at the Ponte della Civera of Nesso. This is one of the not to be missed views of the lake, even by Alfred Hitchcok who included this stunning view in his first feature film : the roaming waterfall and the stone bridge really do portray the spirit of the lake.
The “ aperitivo” in Argegno, a lively and sparky village, will not only let our visitors enjoy the “ritual” of one of the most cherished habits of italians but also taste some local delicacies. Then the visit continues towards the centre of the lake. During the sailing there will be the chance to admire some of the most luxurious mansions of the lake, like Villa del Balbiano and Villa del Balbianello, or the suggestive Comacina Island. The lunch in Bellagio, the “pearl” of the Lario, with local specialties like the “risotto with perch” will be the highlight of the day ( not included). But there is still one last and unforgettable picture that will become cherished memory for all visitors : the walk in the ancient village of Varenna, a real gem of lake Como.
Your guide, with this tour, will give you an overview of the area that you can then explore at your own pace.
Another day you can go to Milan ( 50km for about 1h driving) and have a private tour of the city in abiut 3 hours.
The tour can be customized, some highlights, the Cathedral Duomo, The Castello Sforzesco, the Gallery Vittorio Emanuele and The Piazza della Scala.

The beautiful landscape of Dolomites
A relaxing week

Depart to Dolomites to Fié allo Sciliar (330 km for about 3h50m driving)
Your Hotel accommodation is situated in the heart of the South Tyrolean Alps, embedded in the Sciliar-Rosengarten Nature Park. Directly in front of the Völser Hof rises the impressive Sciliar massif in front of the Alpe di Siusi and King Laurin’s legendary Rosengarten.
In the whole house and its comfortable rooms, of this Adult Only Hotel in South Tyrol, near the Alpe di Siusi, you will find modern design in harmony with natural materials.
The wellness area offers a large rock bath (indoor pool), hot outdoor jacuzzi and open-air pool with a beautiful, quiet garden and our sauna area. The wellness team will indulge you with massages and beauty treatments.
An especial highlight is the redesigned, carefully maintained garden with its view of the Schlern, a place where you can relax and unwind.

Note: The tour can be customized based on your needs and all the services are subject to availability at the moment of booking. The estimated rates must be confirmed at the moment of booking

Tour: what is included or excluded

Included in the price

  • 20  nights in high quality accommodation 
  • 1  x Double room with breakfast
  • Rental car, automatic, with insurance with zero deductible
  • Private guided tour in Lake Maggiore ( 6 hours)
  • Private guided tour with private boat in Lake Como ( 6 hours)
  • Private guided tour in Milan
  • Itinerary planning
  • 24/7 Local Assistance


Excluded from the price

  • International flights 
  • Tourism taxes
  • Meals ( except breakfast) 
  • Tickets public ferry and island at Lake Maggiore (about 40 euro pp)
  • Extra and tips
  • Anything not expressly mentioned in the section “The price includes”.


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    Self-drive, from lakes to Dolomites
    Duration - 12 Days
    Advised period - All year
    The tour starts from - Mergozzo
    The tour ends in - Trentino
    Num. of travelers - Min. 2
    Estimated rate (per person) - € 4550
    The rate is based on 2 people
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