Things to See & Do at The Italian Lakes
The fashion capital of Milan is just a short journey from Lake Como, and the perfect way to experience one of Italy’s cities without straying too far from your rural oasis. Take in some of the country’s best shopping, restaurants and tours.
Cross the Swiss Border
To the north of the Italian Lakes lies the border with Switzerland. Cross over for a day and enjoy skiing in St. Mortiz or an excursion to the Matterhorn – one of the Alp’s highest peaks near Zermatt.
The three Borromean Islands can be found on Lake Maggiore, and between them host a Baroque palace, a collection of immaculately manicured gardens and a jumble of aged aristocratic buildings. Only one of the smaller islands is inhabited, where life revolves around a charming village and its excellent seafood restaurants.
Malcesine Cable Car
Located at Lake Garda, the Malcesine cable car ascends Mount Baldo to reveal spectacular views of the waters below. Take a round trip or go one way and make the winding walk back down the mountain.
The alluring city of Verona and its world famous opera house are easily visited from Lake Garda. Experience an authentic Italian evening of entertainment at the outdoor amphitheatre and soak up the astounding performances on offer.
For Families & Children
Parco Natura Viva Safari
The safari park at Lake Garda is a truly thrilling experience for the entire family. Cars can be rented on arrival and allow you to drive amongst lions, tigers, hippos, rhinos, a variety of primates, lemurs and birds. The park even has a miniature Jurassic display with life-sized models of long-extinct dinosaurs.
Gardaland is a theme park near Lake Garda and a resounding favourite with holidaying families. With everything from water slides and rollercoasters to shows and an aquarium, children of all ages will be enthralled.