The glorious lakes of Northern Italy are surrounded by ancient villas steeped in history, sleepy lakeside towns, picturesque stunning “Italian gardens” and breathtaking backdrops of majestic mountains. From lively Lake Garda to splendid Lake Maggiore, scenic Lake Como and the jewel-like Lake Orta, this region offers a range of experiences and scenarios that has been fashionable since ever.
We love showing our clients a hidden side of the lakes: garden-lovers can be shown around by the owners of some of the loveliest gardens; traveling by Riva boat avoids the traffic and allows access to areas which cannot be reached by car; alternatively, on a clear day, there is no finer way to explore the region than by sea plane.
We can arrange wine-tastings and cooking classes in our favorite delicatessen of the region and Franciacorta region is home to Italy’s most distinguished sparkling wine, called the “Italian Champagne”. And don’t forgive that the lakes have a long history of artisanal excellence: Como is famous for its silk production and we can arrange a visit to one of the privately owned factories.