The Italian Lakes are, let’s face it, both picturesque and tranquil. These lakes have a lot to offer, including crystal blue water surrounded by mountains and vineyards, pleasant weather, charming villages, delicious food, and amazing shopping – something for all the family to enjoy. Spring through to fall are the busiest tourist seasons, and if you are planning a trip we recommend visiting in September, June, and May to find the best rates. Italy is still hot within these months, however, most of the attractions will be less busy and crowded, sounds like a win-win!
Lake Como is arguably one of the most famous lakes in the world, and it exudes an air of glamor. Anyone who enjoys movies would have witnessed Lake Como – from featuring in James Bond to Star wars it is regularly on our screens. Famous celebrities’ own properties around the shores, and if that isn’t enough to prove it is worth visiting then I don’t know what is! Why not book a guided tour, so you don’t miss out on any of the hidden gems that are situated around the lake?
The largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda, is a staggering 370 km2. It is surrounded by the mountains of Alpine Trentino Alto-Adige, the Lombard lowlands, and the undulating hills of the Veneto. Due to its distinctive environment, the lake offers an idyllic Mediterranean atmosphere with olive orchards, lemon groves, and vineyards. A few of the wineries on the shores of Lake Garda are household names like Valpolicella, Soave, and Bardolino. Lake Garda is also an iconic wedding destination, and many celebrities often choose this spot to get married in.
Lake Maggiore is the second-largest lake in Italy and is famed for its exquisite promenades dotted with palm trees and charming quiet communities, that offer a wealth of activities. Since Lake Maggiore is the only lake in Italy that crosses both Italy and Switzerland, you can freely explore either country to your heart’s content – it is a great way to tick off two countries at once!
If you are looking for a tranquil and romantic atmosphere, then look no further than Lake Orta. An ideal setting for romantic getaways or for people who just want to unwind and get away from their regular lives. This beautiful body of water, which is home to a variety of amazing and unique species, is bordered by woodlands, which are waiting for you to explore. However, this place’s uniqueness is not just due to the natural surroundings, the nearby tiny villages are equally fascinating and provide a great way to mix with the locals and learn about Italian culture.