The Lakes

Celebrated by poets from Virgil to Wordsworth for their extraordinary beauty, the alpine lakes – Como, Maggiore and Garda – are the jewels of northern Italy. The region has been a popular retreat since the imperial Roman elite began building summer homes here.

Tours & Regions

Lake Tremezzo
The Lakes Places to Stay

We arrange tailored trips to the region, and can arrange for clients to stay in magnificent private villas.

The Lakes Tranquility

The Lakes are a haven for relaxation amid majestic scenery and a refreshing climate.

Lake Archway
The Lakes Arrival

The lavish villas and gardens that sprang up along the shores in the successive centuries are highlights.

Isola Bella
The Lakes Exploring

The most famous of these is Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore, transformed by the Borromeo family in the 17th century from a small fishing village into a vast baroque palazzo with elaborate terraced grounds.