Italian Lakes Holidays

Say you’re travelling to the Italian Lakes, many people might ask which one – there are quite a few of them, after all – and each one has its own unique characteristics and distinctive personality.

The lakes are spread throughout the region of Lombardy, with the Swiss border to the north, and in the south you’ll find the cities of Milan and Venice to the west and east, respectively.

Lake Garda


This is the largest of all the Italian lakes and is set in truly stunning scenery whichever part of the shore line you pitch up. Major communities are the Gardone Riviera, Desenzano del Garda, Sirmione, Limone, Campione and Bogliaco.

The variety of places around the lake ensures that you are likely to be able to follow practically any pursuit – from family theme parks and natural reserves to walking trails and sailing opportunities.

Lake Maggiore


This is Italy’s second largest lake and it, too, is set among majestic mountains, rolling hills, villas and forts.

The lake is popular for windsurfing, its selection of golf courses and the wilds of the Val Grande national park.

Lake Como


You’ll spot Lake Como on the map, thanks to its distinctive upside-down Y shape.

Dotted around the long shoreline of this unusual shape are countless attractive villages, set in a green and peaceful panorama. The lake is perhaps less dramatic than Lake Garda, but all the more tranquil for that.

Lake Iseo

This is the smallest of the so called “great lakes” of Italy but is perhaps most notable for having Europe’s largest island within a lake – the magical Montisola, which you can visit on a day trip.

Which is best?

Picking the best of the lakes to visit is one of those impossible questions. Some might choose the majesty of Lake Garda, for example, whilst others prefer the quieter serenity of Lake Como. Each lake has its own distinctive character and appeal, so it might be difficult selecting just one that suits you and your holiday travel plans.

At Bellarome, we are able to help you out of that quandary by offering twin centre packages, allowing you to spend part of your holiday on the shores of Lake Garda and the rest of your time at Lake Como – you’ll be saved a difficult choice and get to enjoy the different delights of both Garda and Como.

Italy multi centre holidays, such as this, give you an opportunity to make the very best of any trip to Italy. With a two centre holiday there is naturally less travelling from one place to another, whilst a multi centre package might be ideal for touring a whole region of Italy or perhaps two or three.

The great attraction is that the choice is yours! Just tell us when and where you want to go, whether you want two or multiple bases from which to explore the country, and we will draw on our expertise and experience to tailor a holiday you will remember – for all the best reasons!

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