Five reasons to visit Italy’s lakes

Lake Como, Italy

Whether you favour the grandeur of the tourist favourites, or the peace of off-the beaten-track locations, there is a perfect lakeside destination for you Photos by iStock and Jane Keightley 1 Maggiore Lake Maggiore is one of Italy’s beloved northern lakes. The Borromeo family has dominated three islands on the lake since the 16th and […]

Five lesser-known lakes all Italophiles should visit

Lago di Fusine

While we’ll always love Garda and Como, these iconic destinations aren’t the only lakes in Italy that are worth a stay. Read on and make sure you put one of these glorious places on your next itinerary…   Trasimeno, Umbria Italy’s fourth largest lake is sometimes referred to as ‘Perugia’s Lake’, thanks to its proximity […]

Viewpoint – Nigoglia river

Looking down on this energetic scene as gallons of water crash against the rocks, it’s hard to believe this river’s final destination is the tranquil Lake Orta A truly imposing sight, this cavernous ravine contains the rushing waters of the Nigoglia river, Lake Orta’s tributary. The river leaves Lake Orta at its north end, flowing […]

48 Hours In Lake Orta

Peaceful, quiet and smaller than some of the country’s more famous lakes, Lake Orta gave Jane Keightley the chance to consider the understated beauty of this sub-Alpine secret… Described by Honoré de Balzac as “a pearl, enclosed by the green treasure chest of the Piemontese hills”, Lake Orta is one of the smallest of the […]

Top Tips For Lake Orta

Inspired to visit Lake Orta? Here’s our top tips on what to see and do, where to eat and drink and what not to miss! WHAT TO SEE AND DO ➤ Boat trip to Isola San Giulio< Piazza Motta 1, Orta San Giulio +39 333 605 0288 Motoscafi Pubblici di Orta offer trips across to […]