Italian Lakes

Pretty towns to wander around, vineyards, warm weather and the delicious food are all to be enjoyed during your visit.

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Italian Lakes at a glance

  • The Italian Lake District, in Northern Italy, is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery, against the foothills of the Alps.

  • The lake of Como has three slender branches that meet at the pretty town of Bellagio.

  • At the bottom of the southwest branch of this region lies the city of Como, home to stunning architecture and incredible scenery.

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Lake Como

Set in the shadow of the snow-covered Alps and steep hills covered in forest, Lake Como is the most spectacular of the region’s three major lakes. Shaped, as the locals like to say, like an armless wanderer, its winding shoreline dotted with ancient villages and exquisite villas is an explorers paradise.

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From driving a Ferrari around the beautiful countryside, visiting one of the beautiful vineyards or trying some of the local delicacies there is plenty to keep you occupied in this beautiful region.

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Lake Como

Set in the shadow of the snow-covered Alps and steep hills covered in forest, Lake Como is the most spectacular of the region’s three major lakes. Shaped, as the locals like to say, like an armless wanderer, its winding shoreline dotted with ancient villages and exquisite villas is an explorers paradise.

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General Information

There are 5 major lakes in the Italian Lake District and each has it's own particular character and style. The region is home to fine wines, Opera and is an art lovers paradise. Lake Como is also known as Lake Lario is the 3rd largest lake in Italy after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. It is also one of the deepest in Europe with the base of the lake being over 200m below sea level. There are 3 small towns - Bellagio, Menaggio and Lierna - situated on the intersection of the branches of the Lake Como and a boat service runs between them.

Capital

Rome

Population

59,339,034

Area

301,338 km2

Language

Italian

Currency

Euro

Best time to visit

April - October

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