Rugged mountains and calm waters
Italian Lakes holidays are the perfect choice for a fantastic family break or a truly romantic getaway. The breathtaking scenery of this beautiful region of northern Italy will provide memories that will last long after the sun tan has faded.
The rugged mountains contrast beautifully with the calm waters, affluent towns meet historic villages and the overall air of relaxation is overwhelming in this stunning part of Italy.
Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and the fabulous Lake Garda are the most popular destinations on late deals to the Italian Lakes, although there are many smaller ones to discover, these lakes offer similar features with great individual characteristics.
Lake Maggiore will suit anyone looking to bask in Italian culture; this elegant resort has breathtaking scenery being located at the foothills of the Italian Alps and close to the border of Switzerland. Elegant hotels provide affluent accommodation and fabulous amenities, with many being set in sumptuous landscaped countryside. Water sports enthusiasts will love the facilities on offer here with water skiing, canoeing and sailing all extremely popular. Keen hikers will be spoilt for choice with excellent mountain trails and picturesque lakeside walks to follow. Lake Como is the deepest lake in Europe, dating back to Roman times; it is conveniently located just 30 minutes away from the magnificent city of Milan. The pleasant climate and tranquil surroundings have been an inspiration to many artists and writers and as you relax by the lake, listening to the warm breeze whisper through the trees and calm waters gently lap the peaceful shore, you will easily understand why. Luxurious hotels mix with value for money guest houses making Italian Lakes holidays in Lake Como accessible to everyone.
Italian Lakes Tips
The currency used on holidays to the Italian Lakes is the Euro
Holders of a valid UK passport do not need a visa to visit the Italian Lakes
The language spoken on Italian Lakes holidays is Italian, however you will find many people speak English
The main two airports you can expect to fly into on Italian Lakes holidays are Verona (VRN) and Milan Malpensa (MXP), depending on which lake you are visiting.
Bellagio on Lake Como has been called the most beautiful town in Italy and in a country that oozes natural beauty, that is no mean feat, make sure you pop in if you are in the area
It is well advised to take a guided tour whilst on Italian Lakes holidays, that way you make sure you don't miss anything and also benefit from your guides historical expertise and local knowledge