Luxury Italian Lakes Holidays

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Italian Lakes

Italian Lakes holidays bring you the best of this wonderful country, including crystal clear waters, vibrant local towns, and spectacular landscapes. Italy is known for its beautiful architecture and nature, and a trip to the Italian Lakes is a fantastic way to discover everything the country has to offer. Couples will love spending days on the water or relaxing on the beach, immersing themselves in the history and culture of the towns, or trying famously delicious Italian fare. Families will find activities such as horse riding, watersports, and mountain biking, while explorers will find lots to be discovered as well.

When choosing the best of the Italian Lakes for your holiday, you won’t be short of options. Lake Garda is the largest and has a thriving town on the shores, as well as spa towns which are ideal for those wanting to fully unwind. Lake Maggiore is ideal for history lovers, with palaces and islands to explore, while Lake Como is a celebrity hotspot with opulent towns dotted along its shores. 

Luxury holidays in the Italian Lakes

Holidays in the Italian Lakes are becoming increasingly popular for the rich and famous. Spend days sailing on the lakes and soaking up the sun before heading to Michelin starred restaurants for an exquisite menu of freshwater fish and succulent local produce. Glamorous boutiques and designer shops are dotted throughout the towns, where you can pick up trinkets and fashionable Italian goods. And for the ultimate relaxing break, head to one of the many spas where you can choose from extensive treatments.

Choose Sovereign for your luxury holiday in the Italian Lakes and we’ll take care of everything, so you can simply unwind. Stay at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo for historic architecture and landscaped gardens leading down to Lake Como. The Villa e Palazzo Aminta Hotel Beauty & Spa offers beautiful views and spacious, elegant guest rooms.

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Destinations in Italian Lakes
Como lake in Italy. Spectacular view on coastal town - Bellagio, Lombardy. Famous Italian recreation zone and popular European travel destination. Summer scenery.
Lake Como
Chic Lake Como fills a glacial valley in northern Italy. The southern shores are home to medieval masterpieces like Como, while in the north, villages climb into the foothills of the Alps.
Limone Garda, Garda Lake, Lombardy, Italy
Lake Garda
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, serving up resort towns and mountain-backed villages along its sun-warmed shores. The southern tip is just an hour’s drive away from Verona.

Great evening cityscape of Stresa town. Picturesque summer susnset on Maggiore lake with Bella island on background, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy, Europe. Traveling concept background.
Lake Maggiore
Lake Maggiore, in northern Italy, went from a fishing lake to a royal retreat in the 1800s. Down-to-earth villages brush shoulders with lavish villas, plus there’s the stately Borromean Islands.

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Flight Information

Flights to the Italian Lakes take around 2 hours from the UK. For Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, Milan is the closest option; for Lake Garda, it's Verona.

When to go

The Italian Lakes are at their best between April and October. June, July and August see temperatures soar to the high 20s (perfect for swimming and sunbathing), while the slightly cooler temperatures in April, May, September and October are ideal for those who want to spend a bit more time walking, cycling or sightseeing. 

Visa Information

British citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Italy. 


When you dine out in Italy, you will generally be charged a coperto (cover charge), which is for the bread, tablecloth, cutlery, etc. Tipping in Italy is not customary, but is always appreciated. 

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy. 

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