Italian Lakes District
Villages lost in time, near ancient castles and lakes that will make you feel poetic
Northern Italy and the Lakes District is where architecture and culture work with the natural environment in perfect harmony. Rising sharply out of some of the most stunning lakes in the world, the green slopes of the Italian Alps are dotted with century old villages that have to be seen to be believed. After a day sea kayaking on Lake Orta, find yourself in a quaint piazza sampling the local wine and cheese. Following a hike in the remote Valsesia region, ease back on the balcony of your room with the sound of the crystal clear Sesia river in the background and distant ring of village church bells that have sounded at the same time for over 500 years. An Active Adventures trip in the Italian Lakes District is more than a hiking & sea kayaking trip in Italy's northern jewel – it's a step back in time, an opportunity to take in the finer things of life and a lesson that life need not be so stressful.