Ispra and the “Love Trail” (8,5 km)

Ispra has a beautiful lakeside promenade that has recently widened southwards, in the direction of Ranco, towards the Parco della Quassa. But from the centre heading north, you walk along the better known and more popular “Passeggiata dell’Amore” (Love Trail), which skirts a sandy beach, a 19th-century dock, and retro-style furnaces, along stretches of flattened rock alternating with gravel, asphalt, and wooden footbridges. A rather uneven but all-level route, not suitable for buggies and bicycles, but perfect to do in company, on foot, face to face with a nature that has been tamed but still reveals its wild origins in places.