After crossing of the mighty Alps, you will discover on the lakes of Como and Garda a foretaste of the attractions of the Mediterranean. Along the great lakes of the north of Italy you can encounter majestic northern scenery combined with the famous Italian taste in arts; elegant 19th century palazzos and unique villages among forested hill sides that tell fascinating stories of the past.

Activities like the cultivation of olives, the breeding of silk worms, quarrying of stone, fishing and boating has been practiced from Roman times. These lovely vacations spots offer rustic castle ruins, magnificent gardens, cozy villages, elegant hotels and the sweet-bitter smell of long-gone times.
It is a little awkward to reach these lovely spots by public transportation. Car is needed or you can join one of our escorted tours of Northern Italy. Tour of the Northern Lakes of Italy from Milan