• A Beginner’s Guide to the Italian Lakes

    A Beginner’s Guide to the Italian Lakes

    More than just a drop in the ocean

    Beach breaks and city escapes – we’ve all done them, we’ve all loved them, but now we’re looking for something different. We at loveholidays have the answer – discover the sheer natural beauty of one of Italy’s most famous lakes.

    Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore epitomise the very best of Italy. Breath-taking landscapes, sensational food and stunning architectural design are just the beginning of what awaits you in these holiday destinations. Now you’re convinced that an Italian lake should be the location of your next getaway, you’ve got the hard task of deciding which one. Let’s see if we can help you out a bit…

    Lake Garda

    A Beginner's Guide To The Italian Lakes

    The fresh citrus aromas of lemon groves and orange trees surround you the moment you reach Lake Garda – a far cry from salty beaches and bustling cities, I’m sure you’ll agree. Combine this with waters of the deepest blue , picturesque villages, medieval castles and tranquil promenades, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a pretty outstanding holiday in Italy. Make the most of the sandy stretches on the lake’s southern shores, before heading upstream and taking in the rocky cliffs surrounding the northern shores. As Italy’s largest lake, and with the Dolomite Mountains providing a rather impressive backdrop, you’ll find that the scene is already set for your unforgettable Italy holiday.

    If stunning architecture, castles and charming authentic villages tickle your fancy, book a Lake Garda holiday now.

    Lake Como

    A beginner's Guide To The Italian Lakes

    Located only an hour’s train journey from Italy’s fashion capital of Milan, Lake Como is the Italian hotspot for the rich and famous – and if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us! The likes of George Clooney, Madonna, Richard Branson and even Louis Walsh (all boasting equal stardom…) have elegant houses nestled around the ever beautiful clear waters and lush gardens. Traditional Italian restaurants and cafes line the promenade that circles the lake, serving the freshest of fresh pastas and pizzas. With cobbled alleyways, quaint piazzas and a charming atmosphere, Lake Como offers visitors an Italian-village charm with stunning surroundings. To get the best view, take a chairlift up the Grigna Mountains to the town of Pigna, where you can settle yourself with a drink or your favourite Italian dish and let the astounding views wash over you.

    If celebrities, lavish gardens and a luxurious style of living is your thing, jet off on a Lake Como holiday.

    Lake Maggiore

    A Beginner's Guide To The Italian Lakes

    Picture rippling blue waters, yellow stone buildings and vivid green forestry, and you’ve got yourself a pretty accurate picture of Lake Maggiore. Combine this with beautiful hiking trails, hot springs and a peaceful boat tour or two, and we’re almost certain you’re already packing your bags! Take in the ruins of Castelli di Cannero, visit the archaeological museum or simply stroll around the tranquil lake. For a day out to remember, head to the twins islands of Isola Bella and Isola Madre and witness the exotic carob trees, the largest Kashmir cypress in Europe and their own colony of parrots!

    If a slice of classic Italy appeals to you, complete with traditional buildings, a welcoming atmosphere and inviting natural springs, get away with a Lake Maggiore holiday today.

    Each lake offers quaint resorts, astounding landscapes and a truly get-away-from-it-all feel. Whether you want to spend your time here trying out a few water sports, indulging in endless mouth-watering Italian food or exploring the awe-inspiring scenery, a holiday to the Italian lakes has something for you. Book now with loveholidays.

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