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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 Hotel Caesius Thermae & SPA Resort is perfect for those wanting to fully relax in tranquil surroundings, while Villa e Palazzo Aminta Hotel Beauty & Spa offers beautiful views and spacious, elegant guest rooms.

Destinations in Italian Lakes
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.
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.

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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Typical Costs
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Bottle of beer
€5
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Cup of coffee
€3
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Glass of wine
€5-8
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Main course
€12-18
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Small souvenir
€10
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. 

Tipping

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Our pick of the top hotels in Italian Lakes
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort

Italian Lakes, Lake Garda
  • Located on the stunning shores of Lake Garda
  • Multiple entertainment options to keep the kids amused 
  • Choose from three gourmet restaurants onsite

Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

Italian Lakes, Lake Maggiore
  • The best in luxury on Lake Maggiore, offering Belle Époque design throughout
  • Just minutes from Stresa, this hotel is ideal for those wanting to explore
  • Enjoy hiking and tennis or lounge by the pool in this historic lakefront property

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Italian Lakes, Lake Como
  • Breathtaking views of the lake throughout the hotel
  • Multiple upscale dining venues to choose from
  • A historic building offering modern conveniences

Hotel Caesius Thermae & SPA Resort

Italian Lakes, Lake Garda
  • Set in gorgeous gardens right on the shores of Lake Garda
  • An impressive list of specialist treatment are available at the spa
  • Five pristine pools include indoor, outdoor and child friendly options

Hotel Villa del Sogno

Italian Lakes, Lake Garda
  • A neoclassic building surrounded by a large centuries-old park
  • The hilltop location offers spectacular views over Lake Garda’s azure waters
  • 10 romantic room and suite categories to choose from

Villa d'Este

Italian Lakes, Lake Como
  • Perched on the blissful shores of the beautiful Lake Como
  • Ultimate luxury at every turn, from the rooms to the food
  • One of the finest, award-winning, five star hotels in Italy 
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