Set in the south of the Alps, the Italian lakes extend over four different regions of northwest Italy: Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino and the Veneto.
Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy and boasts a picturesque setting, with backdrop of greenery-filled mountains with the charming Borromean Islands accessible by boast. There is more rainfall during springtime but temperatures are moderate and the showers are often light and shirt-lived.
Lake Como is shaped somewhat like an upside-down Y, its neighbouring mountains delve into the deep waters and picturesque villas and palaces sit on the lakeside. Lake Como is warm and sunny throughout spring and its blooming flowers and plants fill the air with a divine scent.
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and perhaps the most idyllic. The mountains of the Northern Alps stand over the water’s edge, and in spring, lemon and olive trees dominate the hillsides as scattered vineyards (perfect for a wine tasting venture) take up residency in the landscape and with such stunning scenery, it’s no surprise that poets and artists from around the glove have flocked to Lake Garda for inspiration.