Explore the Italian Lake District
26 February 2019
If you’re looking for a holiday full of relaxation, beauty and culture, amid a stunning natural backdrop, then the Italian Lake District is the place for you! From the picturesque scenery to the delicious Italian food and charming town squares, you’ll never be bored on a trip to this stunning region of Italy. Our lakeside getaways include return flights, hotel accommodation, guided transfers and excursions. Your experienced local guide will also be available to assist you throughout the tour with recommendations for what to see and do in your leisure time. With over 20 years’ experience, Travel Department has become a specialist for Italian Lake District holidays, offering a range of guided tours to regions such as Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. All you have to do is decide which lake you'd like to visit first!
Lake Garda is surrounded by luscious green hills to the south and imposing mountains to the north and the landscape is dotted with beautiful lemon groves, vineyards and olive plantations...the perfect setting for a picturesque getaway! One of the highlights of Lake Garda is the unique opportunity to unwind and recuperate by the lake. There are so many charming little towns dotted along the waterfront that to take full advantage of the sightseeing opportunities, we would suggest indulging in a boat tour. You can take in the quaint towns of Limone, Malcesine and Riva del Garda easily, giving you a real taste of life by the lakeside.
Similarly, you’ll be bowled over by the natural beauty, ornamental gardens and tranquil atmosphere of Lake Como on a lakeside escape. Lake Como is the perfect location for a laid-back, relaxing retreat. Whether it be enjoying a day along a lakeside beach, exploring some of the region’s stunning gardens or sitting back with a coffee in one of the area’s beautiful cafés, you’ll enjoy a therapeutic atmosphere with mesmerising views.
The lesser well-known Lake Maggiore is a haven of alpine landscapes embellished with lush gardens and sheltered villages, overlooking the shimmering blue waters of the lake. From beautiful scenery to impressive architecture and botanical gardens, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in this Italian gem. Lake Maggiore is also considered to be a playground for the rich and famous, so you can even keep an eye out for your favourite celebrity while enjoying an ice-cream by the waterfront. While you will undoubtedly be distracted by the magnificent landscape on our lakeside holidays, try to make some time to enjoy the rich culture and intriguing history of the Italian Lake District. History enthusiasts will enjoy exploring quaint medieval villages and the region boasts many attractions of both historical and cultural significance. If you need a break from sightseeing, then why not explore the quaint local shops that line the streets of the charming lakeside towns. The region is also renowned for its glorious food. Authentic Italian pasta, glossy home-grown olives, the freshest Alpine fish and mouth-watering desserts are just some of the dishes on offer.
Lake Orta is considered a hidden gem and some of the locals believe it is more beautiful than Lake Maggiore and Lake Como, they even refer to it as “La Cenerentola” or Cinderella. Enjoy the scenic and enchanting town of Orta San Giulio, situated on the shores of Lake Orta. Take a stroll around the cobblestoned streets and relax with a gelato or coffee in the main square of Piazza Motta. If you're feeling inspired to visit the beautiful Italian Lake District, check out our fantastic range of holidays to find your perfect lakeside getaway.
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