A life of lux­ury by the Lakes I

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

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.

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