I and my wife are travelling to Italy for 3 weeks end of July. We are 30. We are starting our trip from Bergamo, a recommendation from a friend who lived there for few months. From Bergamo, we would like to go somewhere and stay there for 2 days. We want to make this place our base. During these 2 days we want to
1. Experience the scenic beauty of the "lakes and alps".
2. Want to do 3-4 hours of hiking. So, we would prefer nicely maintained trails.
Any recommendations for where to go? I don't want to go anywhere around Lake Como to avoid tourists and for cost reasons.
From reading the forums, I narrowed it down to Lovere on Lake Iseo (heard its the most picturesque village in Italy) or "some place" on Lake Maggiore. Which of the two (or anything else) would be a better recommendation for what I am trying to do?