With its sumptuous Roman architecture, rolling vineyards and spectacular shorelines, the Italian Lakes are amongst the country’s most idyllic destinations. An endless array of water sports, walking trails and culinary treats await at each of the famed lakes, spanning across four of Italy’s northern regions. From the romance of Lake Como to the outdoor activity hub of Lake Garda, Northern Italy is a varied destination and is the perfect place for a family road trip or a romantic getaway.
The Italian Lakes span across Northern Italy, straddling the Swiss border. They are well connected and easily accessible from nearby Milan. Sheltered by the Alps, the Italian Lakes’ balmy climate makes it an ideal destination to enjoy a summer escape and even later into the autumn. Restaurants spill out onto charming lakeside squares, cobbled streets are overlooked by fin-de-siècle hotels and ornate balconies adorn elegant facades. Whether it's windsurfing on Lake Garda, relaxing on a cruise of Lake Como or stepping back in time in the towns of Lake Maggiore, the whole family can enjoy doing absolutely everything or simply nothing at all on the quintessential Italian vacation.