Setting out into the great outdoors of the famous ‘Beautiful Country’, we explore the spectacular scenery around the famous lake and into the memorable north, dominated by the world-famous Dolomites.
‘Bellissimo’ Bolzano tucked away in South Tyrol stretches along a valley nestled amongst mountains and vineyards.
Resting at the foot of the famous Dolomites mountain range, the city has a long history and is famously the home of Otzi the Iceman – a mummified man who is thought to have passed away nearly 5000 years ago!
Letting technology briefly take the strain, the stunning heights of the Dolomites are best reached by boarding a scenic cable car that rises to incredible heights of around 1,000 metres above sea level.
3. Lake Garda
The incredible Italian jewel, Lake Garda is one of the greatest experiences in all of Italy.
Attracting tourist from all over the world, the shores of Garda are home to a number of popular resorts including Riva del Garda, Sirmione, Torbole and Malcesine.
Each presenting their own intriguing points of interest, sights to look out for range from the imposing Scaliger Castle (serving up incredible views) to beautiful beaches of Riva del Garda.
Adding a refreshing active element to your holiday, a bike ride around the banks of Lake Garda is the perfect way to take in as much of the sights as possible.
Travelling along in a group, your tour guide will be on hand to point out local points of interest as you venture along Garda’s northern shore passing some of the most famous resorts including Riva, Torbole and Arca.
4. Lake Ledro
Close to Lake Garda, Lake Ledro is with easy walking distance of Riva.
Setting off from the resort, the journey covers a distance close to 7 miles taking you onto the iconic Ponale Trail route.
At times hugging the shoreline, parts of the trail take you through tunnels and onto paths carved into rock.
Reaching the lake, you will be able to admire beautiful blue and clean waters.
5. Lake Molveno
Famed for its beauty, Lake Molveno is one of the country’s popular resort destinations.
Another beautiful stretch of water resting at the foot of the Dolomites, the scenery here is simply spectacular.
During an exploration of the area, key places of interest to experience include the Rio Ceda waterfall and the historic ruins of Napoleonic fortresses, originally constructed in the early 18th century with further structures built in the surrounding area to counter different invading forces.