The enchanting Italian Lakes region of northern Italy is located on the border with Switzerland in the beautiful pre-alpine foothills of Lombardy. Set between the Alps and the Dolomites, the Lakes are just half an hour from bustling Milan.
The most popular lakes are Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. Together their rich, blue glacial waters, ornamental gardens, ancient villas and backdrop of snow-capped mountains have entranced and inspired visitors for centuries.
The Lakes have attracted artists, poets and musicians, from Verdi to Byron, as well as numerous celebrities, including George Clooney and Madonna, who have made the Italian Lakes their homes.
The best Lake hotels can be found along the scenic shoreline, or inland in one of the many elegant towns.
Areas to visit 
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Lake Como holidays
Lake Como, enclosed by rugged peaks, the sloping foothills of the Alps and cosmopolitan lakeside towns of Varenna, Como, Belaggio and Menaggio, is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy.
Lake Garda holidays
Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian Lakes and stretches sinuously from the Italian Plains towards the Dolomites.
Lake Maggiore holidays
Lake Maggiore, named ‘Verbana' after the flowers that bloom in the region by the locals, is regarded as the most scenic of the Italian Lakes; the Lake's translucent quality is attributed to the tears of unrequited lovers and romantic poets.
Itinerary ideas 
The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in Italian Lakes. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0618.
Northern Italy and the Lakes
Calm blue lakes, snow-crested mountains, grandiose villas and some of Italy's finest Belle Époque hotels provide the backdrop to this 12-day tailor-made …
Milan & Lake Como
Milan, Italy's fashion capital has some fascinating historical treasures as well as a vibrant restaurant scene and, of course, some world-class shopping.
Italian Two Centre Breaks
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Places to stay 
The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in Italian Lakes. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in Italian Lakes, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0618.
Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort, Lake Garda
This large, smart hotel looks out over mature trees, lawns and ornamental lakes to Lake Garda and offers excellent dining and activities.
Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera
Grand Hotel Gardone was Lake Garda's first hotel. This elegant four-star property has been welcoming guests through its doors since 1884. Classically styled …
Grand Hotel Imperiale, Lake Como
Charm and sophistication are the hallmarks of this historic four-star hotel, built in a traditional Art Nouveau style and located just seven kilometres from the …
CastaDiva Resort & Spa, Lake Como, Italy
Exuding elegance and glamour, CastaDiva Resort & Spa, in the pretty village of Blevio on Lake Como's eastern shore, is a treasure trove of Italian opulence, …
Astoria Hotel, Lake Maggiore, Italy
The Hotel Astoria is a modern, comfortable hotel with spacious lounges and a rooftop terrace with a wonderful panorama over the Borromean islands. Enjoy dining …