Lakes

Blue geometries. Slices of water and the heavens intersect in the scattering of countless microcosms of architecture, gastronomy, art, and history

LARGE
5
SMALL
around 80
BATHING BEACHES
200
ISLANDS
11
NAVIGABLE COASTS
1,000
TOURISTIC PORTS
200

Experiences

Boat Trips at Lombard Lakes

Iseo, Garda, Como. Boat trips on the Lombardy lakes offer an alternative point of view. From the lakes to the villages that surround them.
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Boat trips at Lombard lakes, an original idea

Towns and Villages near Lake Iseo

The villages and towns on Lake Iseo are jewels of narrow streets and shops, between history and naturalism.
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Towns and Villages near Lake Iseo

Lago di Como: charmingly seductive

Described by Stendhal as ‘voluptuous’, the south-western branch of Lake Como charms with its gardens, villas and breath-taking views.
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Lago di Como: sedotti e affascinati

Lake Maggiore

The Doll Museum. The villages and the districts. Trekking, horse riding and water sports. Advice for experiencing Lake Maggiore
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Vivere il Lago Maggiore

Lago di Garda: castles and legacy

A land of pleasure and invasions, the lower Garda area has a wealth of historic sites, with roots dating back as far as the Bronze age
Lago di Garda Tra castelli e vestigia

Lago di Iseo: history, nature and…

From the recently rediscovered Roman spa in Predore to the Liberty architecture of Sarnico, via the enchanting town of Lovere and surprising natural phenomena
Lago di Iseo cultura, natura e...

Lago di Lugano The Little World of the Past

A place of cultural interest indeed with the landscapes of Fogazzaro’s novels, the fossils of Monte San Giorgio, the fortifications of World War land the secret places of Ceresio
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Lago di Lugano Piccolo mondo antico

Lago Maggiore Old stories

Finds from the Iron Age, evidence of the Ice Age, monuments of industrial archaeology, dolls from the eighteenth century to date: lower Lago Maggiore (the Verbano area)
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Lago Maggiore Storie antiche

Discover Alto Garda bresciano

Towns perched on cliffs over the water, with dizzy views. And roads dug out of the rock, as harsh as…
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Lago di Garda: il lato selvaggio

Lago di Varese a jewel in the Alps

Just six kilometres away, this natural city break offers unexpected views, from water to mountains.
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Lago di Varese Un gioiello tra le Alpi

Lago d'Idro Clear cool water

At the foot of the Piccole Dolomiti mountains, and surrounded by their wooded slopes, this is almost a mountain lagoon.
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Lago d'Idro Fresche e dolci acque

Lake Como Itinerary

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Lake Como Itinerary

Lago Maggiore Unspoilt landscapes

Monteviasco can only be reached on foot or by cableway from Ponte di Piero. This village is famous for its 18th century mills placed in a natural setting.
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Lago Maggiore Paesaggi incontaminati

Lago di Garda: the shadow of D’Annunzio

From the Vittoriale degli Italiani to the fifteenth-century Cathedral in Salò, via the Valle delle Cartiere valley in Toscolano Maderno: all the spectacular sights around Gardone Riviera
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Lago di Garda, lungolago Zanardelli

Lago di Como:Bellagio, the pearl

One of the world's best-loved places, Bellaggio lies on the tip of the central headland, offering convenient ferry access to both branches of the lake
Lago di Como: Bellagio, la perla

Lago di Iseo: prehistory and bubbles

The Valle Camonica rock engravings are as famous worldwide as the wine made in Franciacorta. On a journey of discover what else this area has to offer
Lago di Iseo Preistoria e bollicine

Kitesurf in Lombardy

Where to do kitesurfing in Lombardy
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Windsurf, Como lake

Lago Maggiore Artist’s brushstrokes

Trompe l’oeil frescos, five centuries of pictorial cycles, spontaneous and organised murals: colour is everywhere in and around Laveno Mombello
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Lago Maggiore Pennellate d'artista

Lago di Como: more than Manzoni

Together with Renzo and Lucia in the streets of Lecco. Then on to discover the eastern bank of the Como Lake. Start with Varenna
Lago di Como: Manzoni ma non solo

Lago di Iseo: the pleasant isle

Cars are not allowed on Monte Isola island, where visitors must walk or cycle as they explore the delightfully silent, narrow streets in its villages
Lago di Iseo: l'amena Monte Isola

Thermal Baths of Sirmione

  • Wellness
Terme di Sirmione, Lago di Garda, Brescia

Places

Caves of Catullo

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Grotte di Catullo Lago di Garda

Lago di Varese

Liberty villas, gardens on the lake, itineraries in the woods. And an islet with stilts from the Neolithic. Discover the Lake of Varese
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Lago di Varese

The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

  • Religious Tourism
The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

Lake Idro

At the foot of the Little Dolomites, Lake Idro is lapped by wooded slopes. Perfect for sports, it is the scene of an incredible carnival
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Idro lake

Rocca Scaligera of Sirmione

Rocca Scaligera in Sirmione was built in the 13th century and is one of the best-preserved castles in Italy, surrounded by the Lake Garda
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Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione Lago di Garda

Desenzano del Garda

Desenzano del Garda, a destination cherished by visitors alike in the Lake Garda. The old pier and the Castle with a panoramic view
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Desenzano del Garda

Villa del Balbianello

The Villa del Balbianello, in the province of Como, looks like a real jewel, known for the magnificence of the structure
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Villa del Balbianello

Monte Isola

Mountain, lake and island: the 12 villages of Monte Isola are each to be discovered - like a box of chocolates they are all different
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Monte Isola

The Villa Melzi d’Eril Gardens

In Bellagio, the gardens of Villa Melzi which stretch foralmost a kilometre along the Lake Como, attract thousands of visitors each year
  • Art & Culture
Villa Melzi D'Eril, Bellagio, Lago di Como

Centre and lakeside of Menaggio

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Centre and lakeside of Menaggio

Activities

Villas and Flavors of Lake Como

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Villas and Flavors of Lake Como

A day on Lake Como

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A day on Lake Como

Relaxation on Lake Garda with lake view massage

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Relaxation on Lake Garda with lake view massage

Cruise & Dinner from Varenna

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Cruise & Dinner from Varenna