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How to divide 4 weeks of lakes and mountains with kids in Italy?

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I am working on a July 2017 plan for my family of 5 (3 kids who will be 6, 8 and 10). This past July we spent 3 weeks in Italy plus 1 week on a cruise out of Rome. Kids did great but our general consensus was that we should move around less and relax more. The kids' favorite part of our trip was the 6 days we spent in Positano (with Venice a close second). We loved our apartment terrace and the rocky beach and boating. Next year, we are considering a mountain stay in the US (Colorado or Tahoe), but are concerned that the outdoor summer pursuits there may be better for older kids. I'd love opinions on this as well! I'm thinking the hiking and lake time in Italy may be better at this stage for them. We all do love to hike (spend lots of time in NC mountains) and boat (we live in FL and the kids are like fish). So, I am hoping the Italy experts on fodors can help sort out a basic plan. We are thinking apartment stays in towns with restaurants. I would say ideally 2 places for lodging (3 tops) in 4 weeks. Would you split a stay between a lake (which one?) and a Dolomites base? Or is the Dolomites better as a sidetrip from a lake base? Is there good hiking from the lakes without staying in the mountains? DH and I have been to lake como but not the others. We love bellagio, but have had trouble finding apartment options there. Would Orta, Maggiore or Garda be easier to work with? Would they have the same sort of hiking options around them? I would also love to see the cinque terre on this trip. Doable as a daytrip? Thanks for any and all feedback!

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