Explore Italian Lakes

Discover the beauty of Lake Como, Orta, Maggiore or Garda, the ideal place to spend a summer vacation at the lake.

June 9, 2016

Around Lake Como

The best lakes to visit when you are in the area of Lake Como, Northern Italy! Relaxing and beautiful, charming and exclusive.

Lake Como

Known around the world, Lake Como is a great favorite of Italians and tourists alike. International celebrities can be seen here. It is located within the Lombardy region. This is an April to end of summer destination due to its location in Northern Italy. There are five main towns along Lake Como, which are always worth a visit, Bellagio, Como, Varenna, Tremezzo, and Menaggio. Take the time to admire all the villas by boat, as you will have perfect views on them.

Lake Orta

In the region of Piedmont, Lake Orta sits close to Lake Maggiore, and although it is a small lake, no day trip to the area would be complete without a visit. Towns you may be interested in visiting include Armeno, Omegna, Orta San Giulio, and Ameno (no “r”). If you want to experience Lake Orta at its best, go when it is late summer to early fall and see the foliage change. Stop by Edera or Pizzeria La Campana to complete your journey.

Lake Maggiore

This is Italy’s second biggest lake. It is also very popular with tourists. It reaches all the way from Ticino canton in Switzerland, through Piedmont and Lombardy, and is around 65 km in length. The best towns to explore around this great lake are Cannobio, Stresa, Baveno, Arona and Verbania. This is definitely a summer destination!

Lake Garda

To see the largest lake in Italy, go to Lake Garda. It stretches between Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, and Lombardy. Its location between Venice and Milan makes it easy to access for a day trip. Not to miss towns include Riva del Garda, Malcesine, Desenzano del Garda, Sirmione, and Garda. It is beautiful in all seasons; however, spring is recommended for the new foliage.

Sheraton Lake Como Hotel

Discover Lake Como’s captivating beauty in an idyllic setting for working or relaxing amid a private park, a pool, and three restaurants.

Biennale Arte 2019

Discover the program, the news and the main themes of the 2019 Venice Biennale: a review of events that celebrates art, design, architecture, dance and cinema and that involves the whole city. "May You Live In Interesting Times": this is the title of the 58th International Art Exhibition which takes place from 11th May to 24th November 2019.

Exploring the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites

Established in 1990, the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites is part of the UNESCO world heritage and covers an area of 11,500 hectares north of the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo, toward the border between Veneto and Alto Adige.

The 19th Century Gran Ball Returns to Como

The 19th Century Grand Ball on Lake Como will honor the territory's customary tradition of inaugurating the new Opera season with an exquisite ball. Discover more of this event ang get ready to step into the past end experience the magical atmosphere of the nineteenth century