First of all Lake Como, with its corners of water and sky, villas and awesome parks belonged to some famous people such as Ugo Foscolo, Lord Byron at Villa Pliniana or Alessandro Manzoni and Giuseppe Mazzini at Villa Balbianello.
Lake Varese is only 6 km far from the city. Near this beautiful natural wonder there are some typical cities and picturesque villages like Schiranna, Capolago and Azzate that keep some villas of the XVI and XVII century and the little Church of “Madonnina del Lago” that has a celebration every year in October.
Like Lake Como, Lake Maggiore offers the visitor a very suggestive scenery: on its riverside there are historic villas hidden in luxurious parks. The lake offers various outdoor activities, from the scenic bicycle, hikes or horse routes to the canoe, sail boat and even diving activities. Other activities that can be experienced are the various excursions departing from here to discover the beautiful Borromean Islands.
Lake Garda is the biggest Italian lake, and is the preferred spot for aquatic sport enthusiasts like sailing and windsurf but also for those history buffs. The Lombard shore develops from the Sirmione Peninsula, where you will find the ruins of a Roman Villa known as the Catullo Caves. In this mediaval village you will find an impressive 13th Century Castle. A little distance after the peninsula is Desenzano, mediaval, renaissance and at the same time venezian.
Subdivided between the Bergamo and Brescia province, lake iseo houses at its core the main European lake island, Montisola, a little antique fishing village which has houses and boulders dating back to the 15th till the 17th century. There are numerous possibilities to go on expedition between the islands of the lake by boat or the suggestive theme cruises with the possibility to go at night and have dinner aboard.