If you come on a visit to Milan for Expo 2015 don’t miss the opportunity to relax visiting one of the beautiful lakes of northern Italy: Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore and Lake Iseo. Exposition Milan show you the beauty and the peculiarities of these jewels of northern Italy and some special offers to visit them ..
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Lake of Como
Lake Como has been ranked as the most beautiful lake in the world by the online newspaper “The Huffington Post”, for its climate and for its beautiful houses and towns. Starting from Como and going up the west bank there is Cernobbio, with the beautiful houses Villa Erba, Villa Pizzo and Villa d’Este. Close to there, in Moltrasio the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the musician Vincenzo Bellini used to spend some days of vacations. After Laglio, a town known also for the residence of the actor George Clooney, Brienno is one of the most beautiful and ancient towns of the lake.
With its spectacular locations the lake has been the set for numerous movies. such as Star Wars, James Bond 007 – Casino Royale and Small ancient world.
Bellagio is the most frequented by tourists. Located on the tip that divides the branches of the lake, it is known for its houses like Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni, home of the Rockefeller Foundation, and the street of shops on which stands the house of Franz Liszt. Here President Kennedy spent some days of vacations.
Lake of Garda
Lake Garda is the largest lake located between three Italian regions, Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige. It is placed parallel to the river Adige, which is divided by the massif of Monte Baldo. In the north it is a narrow funnel while to the south it widens, surrounded by moraine hills that make the landscape sweet. The lake is one of the main Italian tourist destinations and it is visited each year by millions of people.
Gardone Riviera was one of the first tourist towns , where Luigi Wimmer, built a hotel, which in the years became the luxurious Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera. Among the most famous tourist destinations we can find Sirmione, famous for having been celebrated by the poet Catullus, and Desenzano Del Garda with its castle, one of the most important monuments.
Lake of Garda is also famous for the theme parks including Gardaland, an amusement park with many attractions, the Canevaworld, the Sigurtà Garden, an oasis rich of plants that extends along the river Mincio and Finally in the Parco Natura Viva, an animal park where you can admire animals cured by veterinarians and released.
Lake Maggiore is a pre-alpine lake located between Italy and Switzerland. It’s the second biggest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda. His name “Major” comes from the fact that in ancient times it was thought, incorrectly, that it was the largest of the pre-alpine lakes.
The lake, as well as many places in the surrounding area of Milan, passed through the hands of several families like Della Torre, the Visconti, the ruling house of Habsburg since 1713 and in particular the Borromeo family, which most of all had a huge influence for many years on Lake Maggiore
Among the most famous tourist towns we can remark Arona, craft center commercial and tourist center, Stresa, along with the wonderful lake and the wonderful and unmissable Borromean Islands.
Lago of Iseo
Less for tourists, but this not less beautiful, Lake Iseo is located between the provinces of Bergamo and Brescia. The lake houses inside the largest lake island in Europe: Montisola.
Among the most beautiful towns of Lake Iseo we remember Lovere, Pisogne and Sarnico on the side of Bergamo and Iseo on the side of Brescia. The wonderful Montisola can be easily reached from different places situated on the lake. The easiest way to get there is from Sulzano, on the east side of the lake, with a crossing of just 10 minutes.
If you want to take a trip to the lake here are some of the deals we have selected for you: