The lakes of North Italy have few equals anywhere in the world. Lakes Como, Maggiore and Garda offer a piece of sheer beauty, with 18th and 19th century numerous villas lying on their shores, exotic gardens and small, calm and intimate villages or elegant towns. The lakes of the North, at the foot of the majestically mountain chain of the Alps, are mainly of glacial origin.
(Lake of Como) is for sure the most spectacular one. Its shape is the form of the Y letter, reason for which it is called “the star with three points” and along its shore you will see the impressive elegant villas and astonishing gardens.
Don’t miss the chance to visit also the exquisite Bellagio, a small village with cobbled streets and wonderful views on the lake. Since the Renaissance this area has been a famous holidays destination, especially for poets, writers and philosophers.
Lago Maggiore is situated between Lombardy, Piedmont and Switzerland. Its western shore is in Piedmont, its eastern shore in Lombardy and in the north it enters the Swiss canton of Ticino. The lake has a mild climate that favors the Mediterranean and exotic plants.
The western shore is undoubtedly livelier, with more activities. It is the second largest lake in Italy, after the Garda Lake and a relict of the wealthy patrimony that was lead by the Borromeo family.
Lago di Garda is the largest Italian lake and the views change completely from the south to the north, where is entirely closed in by mountains.
It is famous for its Mediterranean climate, its blue waters, its attractive villas and gardens, the variety of the colorful landscape. The lake is surrounded by small towns and is a favorite tourist destination for the sport activities it offers.