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Waterfall, Lake Como

Things to do in the Italian Lakes

Wherever you travel in the Italian Lakes, we can offer you a choice of activities to take part in. It might be a boat trip to the beautiful Borromeo Islands of Lake Maggiore or exploring the gardens of Villa Carlotta. We can arrange for you a private boat tour past the lakeside villages and elegant villas of Lake Como or a visit to the botanical park of Isola Madré with its strutting peacocks.

Our specialists can help you decide which activities to include in your trip to help you make the most of your time in the Italian Lakes.

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Ideas for experiencing the Italian Lakes

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the Italian Lakes, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • Villa Carlotta, Lake Como

    A private boat tour of Lake Como

    Lake Como

    Explore Lake Como on a private boat tour, passing lakeside villages and elegant villas. You will stop off at stunning Villa Carlotta and the pictureseque town of Bellagio.

  • Views from kayak, Lake Como

    Lake Como by kayak

    Lake Como

    Following a local guide, you’ll explore Lake Como from the water on this two-hour kayaking tour. As well as getting an unusual perspective of the lake’s sparkling waters and the surrounding Alps, you’ll pass grand villas as you paddle.