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Lombardy in Northern Italy is most famous for its beautiful lakes which can be found close to the Swiss border, north of Milan; a place of tranquillity, stunning scenic beauty of mountains and lakes, and genteel resorts. For accommodation in this famous region of Italy see our selection of villas in the Italian Lakes.

This region is home to Milan, the regional capital as well as, Lake Maggiore and Lake Como (For Lake Garda see our Veneto region). These picturesque lakes attract visitors year round who come to holiday and relax by the lakes, enjoy leisurely boating trips, visit exotic gardens and explore the region''s many historic cities and sites.

Lake Como is surrounded by rich vegetation and romantic lakeside villas. There are good walking routes in the mountainous hinterland and of course plenty of opportunities for relaxing boat rides. Lake Maggiore is Italy’s longest lake and is renowned for its exotic plants and gardens which line the lakeside and is the perfect place for a relaxing break. Lake Garda is the largest lake of the three; its narrow northern end enclosed by dramatic mountains.

Explore the narrow winding roads at your own pace, taking you around the lakes through pretty villages and old world resorts and up into the hills and mountains close to the Swiss border.

And if you have time maybe explore Milan and Bergamo. Milan is a sophisticated city with ancient churches and art galleries as well as a wonderful cathedral. The focal point is the Piazza del Duomo and close by is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and Piazza della Scala with its famous opera house. There’s some great shopping to be had as well as plenty of relaxing bars and cafes.

To the north east of Milan is Bergamo, comprising of two parts; Bergamo Bassa, the city centre and Bergamo Alta, the medieval part of the city, which has narrow steep streets surrounded by 16th century walls. A funicular railway connects the ‘two cities’.

For more day out ideas why not take a trip to some of the area''s UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Monte San Giorgio, just over the Swiss border or see the Rock Drawings of Valcamonica to the east of Bergamo.

Sampling the local cuisine is a great way to get a feel for the flavour of this beautiful party of Italy - it is from here that the famous ''Risotto alla Milanese'' hails, or try some of the region''s cheeses which include grana padano, gorgonzola and taleggio.

This region of Italy provides for a relaxing holiday set amongst most beautiful scenery. Enjoy its unique atmosphere that has a lovely mix of Italian, French and Austrian influences. You can choose to do as little or as much as you like here, so browse our selection of holiday villas in Lombardy for self catering accommodation.

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  • Il Perle

    Padenghe sul Garda, Lake Garda

    Grade
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    4
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    Ref: IVG165

    This elegant, air-conditioned, renovated villa, formerly a farmhouse, is situated a few steps from Lake Garda and is surrounded by parkland with olive trees and a large outdoor swimming pool, with whirlpool, upstream swimming system and changing room with shower. The living/dining room has a feature stone fireplace, French doors opening to the terrace and an unusual turning staircase. The large, covered terrace is furnished with sofas and armchairs, and also has a dining table for al fresco meals. The park has a dedicated, fenced green area for dog exercising, and a kennel.
    The nearby lake beach is accessed via a short underpass, and has restaurants and boat rental. There are many activities available in the area including a riding school, golf course and bike trails.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Second living room. Third living room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin. Two shower rooms with toilet.

    Open fire in living/dining room. CH and air conditioning. Cot. Four satellite TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Wi-fi. Garden with terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Outdoor swimming pool (72m²,open Apr to Oct). No smoking. NB: Steps down in living room. Turning stairs to first floor.

    • Distance to Padenghe sul Garda 200m
    • Nearest facilities 400m
    • Nearest airport Verona

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  • Villa Ruscone

    Lasnigo, nr. Bellagio

    Grade
    8
    5
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    Ref: IVL129

    Villa Ruscone is an elegant semi-detached, two-family house with a rich, cultural past from the end of the 17th century and is furnished throughout with antique pieces. It is situated in a small village on the hills of Lake Como, only 16km from the beautiful Bellagio and slightly more than 1 hour from Milan. The house is on three levels and the third and attic floor are used by the owners for storage. The area is ideal for touring, by car or by ferry, all the picturesque villages, basilicas and beautiful villas and gardens which overlook Lake Como. Sports enthusiasts will find surfing on the lake or hiking and cycling on the trails of the Vallassina Valley. For a special treat the owner can organise catering or traditional cookery courses with qualified staff (both on request).

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Turning stairs to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in dining room and living room. CH. Satellite TV. Gas/electric cooker. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. Internet connection. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. On road parking. No smoking.

    • Distance to Bellagio 16km
    • Nearest facilities 20m
    • Nearest airport Malpensa

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