Few kilometres away from Milan it is possible to reach some places of outstanding natural beauty, including the lakes. Milan is the main town of Lombardy, the region that is home to the main Italian lakes: Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Lake Iseo and Lake Garda.
Lake Maggiore is renowned for Isole Borromeo and their enchanted gardens : Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori.
Isola Bella hosts the famous baroque castle from the17th century and its garden where you can find rare plants, statues and architectural decorations.
Isola Madre with its botanic gardens from faraway lands and different strains of pheasants, white peacocks and parrots roaming free.
Finally you can see Isola dei Pescatori, an ancient fishermen’s village inhabited through the year and its meandering narrow alleys, while enjoying a charming view to the lake over an exquisite meal.
Lake Como is a luxury area well-known for its breathtaking landscape at the foot of the Prealpi.
There it is possible to see Cernobbio and its famous Villa D’este, Varenna, Tremezzo, Lenno, Bellagio, Isola Comacina, the only island in the lake, no longer inhabited today, but in the past one of the most important centres of the lake.
We can stop for lunch at a typical restaurant and check out the local cuisine.The visit also includes the town of Como where you cannot miss Villa Olmo, a charming neoclassical building.
Lake Iseo is the smallest lake and it is celebrated for the installation that Christo set up in 2017, the Floating Piers.
In the surrounding area, we find a lovely countryside famous for its valuable vineyards, the birthplace of the Italian sparkling wine prosecco: Franciacorta.
Lake Garda is the largest lake and enjoys a mild climate throughout the year.
At the Vittoriale of Gabriele D’Annunzio in Gardone Riviera it is possible to organise events and dinners, visit Sirmione and the Terme di Catullo, while on the side of Verona we can see Bardolino, Lazise driving all the way up to Riva del Garda.