Get Inspired / Italy Italian Self Drive Itineraries - Italian Lakes Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Italy Italian Self Drive Itineraries - Italian Lakes story by: Inspire France & Italy Italian Lakes Self Drive 7 Days/6 Nights People have been holidaying on the Italian lakes since Roman times and it certainly hasn't’t got any less popular. There is a very good reason for this of course - the sights are magical. Mountains descending to meet the lake shore, flower filled islands,, stately villas, baroque palaces and gardens dominating pretty picture-perfect lakeside towns. Day 1: Venice - Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda. Stop in Romeo and Juliet’s Verona to check out the Roman arena before reaching Italy’s biggest lake. Day 2: Lake Garda. Spend the day exploring around the lake, you can easily circumnavigate it in a day. Day 3: Lake Garda - Como, Lake Como. Como is a lively town with a lovely old town centre sitting on the shores at the southern end of the lake, Day 4: Lake Como. Explore the shores of Lake Como and if you fancy, cross the boarder into Switersland. Lugano is only a 30 minute drive. Day 5: Como - Stresa, Lake Maggiore. Next is the lovely town of Stresa with beautiful villas and gardens - some of which are open to the public. Day 6: Lake Maggiore. Take a cruise to the Borromean Islands, they have beautiful gardens and tiny settlements. Day 7: Stresa - Milan. Highlights worth seeing along the way: Views - head up the cable car in Stresa for fabulous views of the alps and the lake. Sirmione - A pretty town with a moated castle. Bellagio - A beautiful little town in a picture perfect location. > Check out our HOT deals to Italy now! > Other HOT deals to the UK and Europe Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Milan day trips for the budget-conscious Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.