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What we love

The Italian Lakes have a reputation of being exclusively for the Hollywood A-list. Yet, if you scratch beneath the surface there is a lot more to discover in this charming and beautiful part of Italy. 

The destination

From west to east there are five major lakes in the Italian Lake district. Lakes Como and Garda are the most iconic and both attract a huge following of Hollywood A lister's, as well as sophisticated and well heeled European's. 

The lesser well know Lakes of Maggiore, Lugano and Iseo are equal in beauty but where you will find a slighter more relaxed pace of life and less crowds in the peak summer. 

All five resorts boast pretty towns and villages perched on the water's edge, a backdrop of mountains, fine buildings and, of course, stunning scenery. You will find the waters edges brimming with a fantastic choice of cafes, restaurants and chic bars.

This is the perfect destination for some serious relaxation. In fact for us this is 'the' place to enjoy the morning sun with a cappuccino, and tuck into a good book! 

For the more adventurous; water sports such as water skiing and sailing are a must, or for an authentic Italian experience why not hire a classic Italian car and cruise around with the roof down enjoying the fresh air and stunning views. 

Location

Top tips

  • Take a boat trip to a secluded spot for an afternoon picnic
  • On Lake Como be sure to visit the weekly market in the town of Como to buy delicious local produce
  • Lake Como boasts some of Italy’s most spectacular gardens 
  • Lake Garda is best for those who want to enjoy water sports
  • Ask us about some thrilling driving routes through the lakes and mountains 

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