Italian Lakes Holidays
Italian Lakes holidays offer a bit of everything; pretty towns and villages perched on the water’s edge, a backdrop of mountains, fine buildings and, of course, stunning scenery.
From mountains to lakes and lazy days to city breaks, Italy offers every type of holiday imaginable – with a guarantee of fabulous food and amazing architecture.
The beauty of Italy can’t be overstated – crisp waters, pretty lakeside towns and ancient fishing villages. Whether you want to laze beside your favourite lake with an aperitivo, walk through stunning mountain scenery or ferry-hop to medieval towns, Italian lakes holidays the perfect Italian destination for you.
Lake Como, Lake Lugano, Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore make up Italy’s three major lakes and each offers lakeside walks and pavement bars where you can sip a glass of local wine while drinking in the spectacular views. Or if quiet and countryside is more your thing, try our agriturismo Il Talento Nella Quiete few km far from Lake Como, Lake Lugano and small Lake Piano.
Embraced by green wooded escarpments and backed by the snow-capped Alps, Lake Como is the most dramatic of the lakes and is popular with the Milanese (it’s under an hour from Milan). Como is a thriving town best known for its silk production; you can take a ferry from its pier to reach Bellagio, a jewel of a town sitting at the spot where Lake Como divides into three parts. Villa Carlotta is an elegant 17th-century mansion set in lush formal terraced gardens.
Not so far from our agriturismo, you can visit the westernmost lake, Lake Maggiore, has a special attraction: Isola Bella, the most romantic of the three Borromean Islands, famous for their palazzi and gardens. The main resort of Stresa has a delightful lakeside promenade known for its flowers and views of the lake’s islands. Take the cable car to the peak of Mottarone for an exhilarating view of the Lombardy lakes, the Alps and the Po Valley.