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.
The 18th-century Villa Roccabruna is now home to the Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como, a waterfront property that brims with history and no shortage of creature comforts too. What’s more, being a part of the Mandarin Oriental Group means that five-star standards and grand designs are always the order of the day here. So, guestrooms and communal spaces flaunt tall ceilings, arched windows and anti...
- Iconic 5-star luxury hotel located on the edge of Lake Como
- Famed for its ‘Water on Water’ swimming pool that floats on top of the lake
- Take a lake tour in the hotel’s private boat to the picturesque village of Bellagio
- Relax on the private lakeside lido beach complete with a pizza bar
This palatial 16th-century villa, set beside tranquil Lake Como, was once the playground of the Italian aristocracy. Now Villa d’Este offers a wonderfully indulgent holiday experience in this exceptionally beautiful part of the world. An air of timeless grace remains in the stunning gardens, impeccable décor and the flawless hospitality that still welcomes distinguished clientele. The formal and e...
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