Sweet and rough, fearful and fascinating. That deep glacial basin, marked by a particular shape, appears like this. You can notice those differences at a few kilometers' distance, while you are driving along a coastal road or sailing on the water surface, rippled by a gentle breeze. Green hills alternate with steep mountains, busy fashionable towns are ousted by characteristic villages, sumptuous palaces take the place of simple stone-roofed houses and of pretty Romanesque churches. The Lake of Como is well-known all over the world for the beauty of its landscape, which was chosen, over the centuries, as an ideal place where you can take up your own luxury residence. Don't miss the opportunity of a lake cruise to discover some romantic villas, surrounded by their gardens where art, history and nature live together perfectly and harmoniously.


 

1 lake, 2 countries, 3 regions: Maggiore Lake is, at the same time, the union and division of the Piedmont and Lombard territories as well as the boundary line with Switzerland. It is the second lake in Italy for its size and, thanks to its mild climate and its rich property of art and nature, it is a tourist worldwide appealing destination. Famous for its luxuriant parks and gardens, it reaches the top for the Borromean Isles and its architectonical jewels, perched on rocks: strongholds of power and faith, from the height of which your gaze sweeps to embrace the grandeur of its unforgettable view. A great variety of destinations and services, caused also by the different history of the countries overlooking its shores, enables to satisfy the most demanding tourist's wishes, too.


 

A small lake! And yet studded with pearls you can admire quietly and serenely. Encircled by gentle hills and not far from impressive mountainous tops, it is surrounded by a luxuriant greenery. Ancient villages follow one another along its shores and in their picturesque simplicity, they tell the history of the place, written by the noble families who were bound to their own land and who produced great works of art, thanks to their unshakeable faith.

A sheet of water you can live during its four seasons: the bright reflections of the spring and summer sun are as fascinating as the varied autumn colors and as the edges of a landscape shaded by winter fogs.


 

It is "luxury water"! Beautiful landscapes are non-stop mirrored on the surface of Lake Ceresio: the city of Lugano as well as small coastal villages; this lake talks about elegance, beauty in everyday life, an international luxury that integrates well in a landscape that seems chiseled by a skillful artist of the past. A lake with no real political, territorial and social borders, on the shores of which the old and true Italian culture perfectly integrates in together with the Swiss careful organization: hotels, restaurants and top-level facilities, breathtaking views and first-class cultural and social events give the visitor a complete, unique and inimitable experience.

 

It is the town lake, though its location is not in the town center but at a short distance! Thanks to its odd shoe-shape, from its shores, you can admire the beauty of Varese and of the surrounding area and seize its contrasts. Small and busy villages, where you can discover interesting monuments to reconstruct the past human settlement, alternate with a silent, unspoilt and luxuriant greenery, in which thick woods are ousted by striking marshlands. Sport is its favorite fellow: a 28 kms' track gives you the opportunity to practice open-air activities and to cover the surrounding area, which sees the near Lake of Comabbio "handcuffed" by another tract of cycle-pedestrian track.

An area that offers hospitality made for relaxation, wellness, culture, art, sports, food, wine and entertainments. You are given the possibility to spend an unforgettable holiday and to feel unique endless emotions. Sirmione, beloved by artists and poets of all times has a long history and its thermal baths are renowned all over Europe; Gardone Riviera, made by villages located between the lake itself and the hills, is famous for its botanical gardens and Gabriele D'Annunzio's House-Museum, Desenzano del Garda, a city with an amazing view, is famous for its wine Lugana doc. Gardaland and Canevaworld are the two popular attractions beloved by children and adults. Moreover the artistic beauty of Verona and Venice, both Unesco Heritage Sites, are waiting for you.

Lake Iseo, known also as Sebino, is the fourth largest lake in Lombardy. The area is almost equally divided into the Provinces of Bergamo and Brescia; it’s nestled in the foothills of the Alps; it offers the visitors quite a lot of attractions, ranging from sports activities to culture, tasteful food and history; and if you are looking for relax and tranquillity, that's the best destination. One of the main attractions of Lake Iseo is its natural landscape surrounding towns and small villages. Its most special attraction is Monte Isola, a large island, well-known  for its monastery “Madonna della Ceriola”, from the top of each you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the whole of Lake.

Milan, the capital of Lombardy, has a population of 1.3 million people. It is the centre of many financial businesses, and its so-called 'hinterland' is an avant-garde industrial area. It is a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers and models. Milan has an ancient city centre with unmissable and interesting buildings and monuments. Moreover it is the city of fashion, it houses many of the most famous designers, such as Valentino, Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and many others famous designers, where you can easily getting lost in fashion!

Verona had already been a Roman colony since I BC and became a Roman municipium in 49 B.C. . In XII century the Free City was founded and its aspect began to change embellished with new civil and religious buildings. After the Scaligeri Family Verona was joined to the Republic of Venice, until 1796.

The Arena is the symbol of the city, located in the beautiful Piazza Bra, the core of an opera season of great importance. Among other monuments, "Casa di Giulietta" is the most famous with its balcony, described by Shakespeare in his famous tragedy "Romeo and Juliet", which makes this city, known for the production of tasty Pandoro cake, Soave wine, a romantic destination.

The city had been the capital of the Republic of Venice for more than a millennium, known as the Serenissima, the Dominant and the Queen of the Adriatic Sea. Universally considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it stretches along  its lagoon and it is one of the Italian World Heritage sites by UNESCO. The old city lies on one hundred eighteen islands, which were consolidated, over the centuries, thanks to a lot of wooden pilings. A wide range of canals and bridges characterizes its huge pedestrian area. The most popular destinations are Murano and Burano iles, famous respectively for the glass blowing and lacing. Do not miss the Carnival, a gondola ride, a visit to Piazza San Marco and a drink at the historic Florian café!


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