Set amongst outstanding natural beauty and lined with idyllic towns, the Italian Lakes have been enchanting visitors for hundreds of years and continue to draw discerning travellers to their tranquil shores.
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, on a luxury Italian Lakes holiday you'll discover delightful sites.
From the bustling Lake Garda to the splendid Lake Maggiore and the scenic splendour of Lake Como and the characteristic Lake Orta, the Italian lakes are among the most idyllic in Europe.
Carved out by ancient glaciers centuries ago, each lake has its own unique character and charm. Most famous of all is Lake Como, surrounded by dramatically steep mountains, with picture-postcard perfect villages sprinkled along its shore. Meanwhile, the calmer waters of Lake Garda are an equally emotive sight; especially from the Roman ruins of the southern peninsula of Sirmione.
Lake Maggiore is Italy's longest lake, measuring 65km and neatly decorated with seasonal flowers and trees such as Cypress, Chestnut, Sycamore and Palm trees along its borders. At Lake Garda, Italy's biggest lake, striking mountains wrap themselves around the lake's edge. Opt to experience the dramatic scenes on a ferry or boat trip; it's a brilliant way to take in the magnificence of Italy.
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