Set beneath a mountainscape of snow-capped peaks and surrounded by peaceful beaches, Baroque gardens and waterside cottages, the glittering glacial waters of the Italian Lakes are as captivating in the flesh as they are in travel brochures. The lakes are your oyster, so no matter which you choose, we promise it’ll be a whirlwind experience. To accompany your Italian holiday of a lifetime, you’ll need to feast your eyes on our jaw-dropping villas in the Italian Lakes.
1. Villa Sonni, Lake Como
From the wine cellar to the state of the art kitchen and everything in between, Villa Sonni doesn’t miss a beat. The owners have taken their home to the next level to ensure every last whim is catered for. And that’s before we’ve even mentioned the view – wherever your eyes wander, you’re guaranteed a picture-postcard view of all three branches of Lake Como. This villa has perfected every element – even the location is brilliant and makes a great base for exploring the local area. Pizzerias, gelaterias, grocery shops, nightlife and boutiques – all at your fingertips.
Prices from: £127pppn
2. Villa Borromeo, Lake Maggiore
Set your sights on the gorgeous panoramic views over Lake Maggiore from the comfort of your pool – oh yes, it really is that easy. From all of our villas in the Italian Lakes, we’d totally recommend Villa Borromeo for families as it can comfortably accommodate ten guests across two levels. But the outside is where the real fun begins. The gardens are spacious and grand, fit with that beaut pool we mentioned earlier, but there’s also a covered terrace perfect for alfresco dining. In this part of Italy, they produce dozens of risotto varieties. So before you boil the pasta, take a step back and try making a saffron risotto – it’s simple but it is sure to be a meal you won’t forget!
Prices from: £53pppn
3. Villa Regina, Lake Garda
If you’re looking to explore every inch of Lake Garda’s beauty, then Villa Regina is the place to be. Firstly it’s immaculate location is faultless, benefiting from the most beautiful panoramic views of the lake whilst surrounded by olive groves, manicured gardens and an outdoor hot tub and sauna. Honestly, this villa offers a slice of tranquillity that you can’t find elsewhere. The natural habitat focuses on reconnecting your body and soul which will allow you to recharge with your friends and family. Afterall, isn’t that what holidays are all about?
Prices from: £71pppn
4. Palazzo Novara, Lake Orta
Splash a little cash on this gorgeous 17th-century mansion, and we can assure you it’ll be worth every penny. In fact, Palazzo Novara underwent a total makeover in 2012 but thankfully the original architecture has been maintained, with an added oomph of modern comforts. But what we can’t fail to mention is the ultra-luxe spa, which features an indoor pool, waterfall, and a steam bath – it’s the perfect place to kick back and whittle away for a couple of hours. As an added bonus, the entire mansion is surrounded by high privatised walls, but still, you’ll never be too far from the views of Lake Orta. From the top floor, you’ll have wonderful views of Lake Orta, the Island of San Giulio and the Monte Rosa.
Prices from: £69pppn
5. Villa Storia, Lake Garda
This oozingly beautiful villa is plotted within an enchanting estate and has ample room to accommodate families, or groups of friends travelling together. And you won’t have to worry about a single thing as the owners are incredibly welcoming and ready to share their love of Lake Garda with every guest. The villas interiors are crisp, clean and decadent – but what makes Villa Storia a truly unique haven is the 1,000 olive trees that engulf the estate. Oh, but don’t worry, you’ll certainly get to sample the deliciously smooth DOP certified olive oil.
Prices from: £69pppn
That’s not all! We have plenty more villas in the Italian Lakes for you to scroll through in order to find your perfect get-away trip. Give our concierge team a call and they’ll help you find your perfect villa.