A life of luxury by the Lakes I
F YOU’RE looking for a late summer or autumn break, the Italian Lakes combine breathtaking mountain scenery, elegant architecture and an abundance of water sports.
Getting there from Liverpool John Lennon Airport couldn’t be easier too, with regular direct fl ights with Blue Air to Milan from just £28.43 one way.
Speckled across Lombardy, and straddling the borders of the Piedmont and Veneto regions, the most popular lakes include Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore, Lake Iseo and Lake Orta, each of which have their own unique charm. spot with impressive views, terraced gardens and tranquil lakeside villages.
If you’re looking for an active holiday, there are also plenty of walking and cycling routes. On the eastern side of the lake, Val Veddasca is where you will fi nd tracks and paths for excursions suitable for all levels of fitness, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and nature. A lesser-known, smaller lake situated just north of the cities of Brescia and Bergamo.
It’s an ideal destination for holiday-makers who prefer exploring off the beaten track with fewer crowds. Ferries operate all-year-round, making it convenient to visit during the out-of-season months.
An autumn visit will offer mild temperatures and the picturesque landscape of the wooded hillsides boast glorious shades of red, brown and gold.