The Lake District comprises six different beautiful lakes that are relatively close to one another. This includes Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lake Iseo and Lake Lugano. The different styles of the garden in this area emanate from the variation in land topography and climate. The lemon groves and exotic gardens flourishing on the shore of the lakes and also the sixteenth-century gardens which reflect the long reach and influence (agricultural) of Renaissance Rome is a reason to describe Italy’s Lake District as a garden paradise for its admirers.
Lake Como and BellagioLake Como is located between the massive snow-capped Alps that rise from its shores.
You can take a short panoramic sail on Lake Como after shopping and dining.
The lake is the third largest lake in Europe. It’s surrounded by dramatic Alpine surroundings and attractive villages that are known for high-quality silk production. The lakeside villages and the luxurious hotel in the tropical garden are some of the side attractions during this cruise.
The mild Mediterranean climate in this regions is a source of survival for the plants in this area. You can return to Milan after the afternoon cruise.
Verona and the Lake Garda (Sirmione)Verona is a prosperous medieval town and a popular tourist destination. You can take a step back into Shakespearean times and visit the well preserved ancient Roman Arena. During the long summer months, concerts and operas come into play. There will also be enough free time to explore the narrow medieval streets and discover the Renaissance palace that make up Verona’s historic center. The eye-catching lakeside towns around Lake Garda have mesmerized visitors for more than 100 years. The first set of people to fall in love with this area were the Romans, who made it a comfortable summer destination for themselves; and in Sirmione, you can visit ruins and mosaics that mark their presence. Sirmione lies between the blue waters of Lake Garda and beautiful green olive trees.
It is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places on earth, and Roman poet Catullus has praised its beauty since the early days. Visit the narrow medieval streets that burst with color, the moated castle, Rocca Scaligera or take a wander through the town’s most beautiful attraction, the grand Roman villa. Through the visitation, you can admire the ruined walls and archaeological delights, including an exquisite carving of rabbits in the small museum.
Lake MaggioreLake Maggiore, also known as Verano is the second largest Italian lake. It’s found on the borders of Piedmont, Lombardy, and Switzerland. Visitation to this region starts from Stresa. At Stresa, you will have adequate free time to explore this fascinating little town, you can try some typical food or indulge in some shopping before taking a lake cruise. While on board, you will enjoy the view of lovely lakeside villas and lush gardens surrounded by crystal blue waters set amidst the beauty of snow capped Alps. Exotic Isola Madre, a home of 20-acre park will be passed before going back to the simple life of IsoladeiPescatori where there will be a leisure time to explore, shop or enjoy a light lunch. Isola Madre is known as one of the most impressive places in Italy. Isola Bella is the next stopping point. This place is an elaborate garden of the Borromean Palace surrounded by trendy boutiques and cafes. You will finally rejoin the boat and cruise back to Stresa and return to Milan.
Visiting the fashionable Stresa and the amazing Islands on Lake Maggiore from Milan is a day trip.
Look out for the grand Baroque Borromean Palace and gardens on Isola Bella and for the splendid historical villa and gardens of Isola Madre.
The best way to see the lake is for sure from the lake! Private boats give the opportunity to admire the beauty of this enchanting lake for a privileged point of view. All the majestic and most famous Villas ( Villa Balbianello , Villa Carlotta ) have the main facades and gorgeous Italian gardens facing and overlooking the lake. If not seen from the lake. Small typical villages, pleasant spots, forests and the alp’s peaks are the natural setting for unforgettable moments.
4 Star – Baveno
Grand Hotel Dino is ideally located in the attractive lakeside town of Baveno. The hotel is surrounded by elegant Italian style gardens which offer unique views of Lake Maggiore.
The rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars and paid Wi-Fi. Some also have balconies.
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4 Star – Baveno
Hotel Splendid commands beautiful views across the water towards the Borromeo Islands and is one of few hotels with a private beach of fine sand.
Featuring glass-enclosed bathrooms, the upscale rooms provide free Wi-Fi,
flat-screen TVs and minibars, along with sitting areas and balconies.
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5 Star – Stresa
Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees is ideally situated on extensive grounds containing ancient trees and magnificent Japanese and Italian style gardens. The elegant rooms and suites, some with balconies offering lake views, have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and marble bathrooms. The charming views of the lake and the Borromeo Islands can’t be neglected in this area.