Discover the true quality of life
Our Italy holidays this year offer a choice of no fewer than five lakes. The three best known, Garda, Como and Maggiore, in northern Italy and are represented with a wide selection of hotels, and resorts of all kinds. Less well-known Lake Trasimeno is on the Umbria/Tuscany border; a lovely base from which to explore this historic region.
You can combine Trasimeno and also Lake Bolsena with a stay in Rome, the Eternal City. And Lake Iseo delighted many Inghams guests when we introduced it last year. It is perfect for anyone looking for somewhere a little quieter and less developed. For spectacular mountain scenery, head for the Dolomites where we offer stays in sophisticated Merano, Selva, and La Villa from where you can access endless panoramic walking trails. Holidays in Italy are sure to offer you a taste of excellent food, culture and gorgeous scenery. Stay in superb hotels in Italy top this holiday off, ensuring you have a comfortable stay in this singular country.
Inghams has always offered the widest range of quality hotels and for summer 2014, we’re pleased to continue with our very own Hotel Galeazzi and NEW for 2014 we have introduced the Chalet Hotel Valverde set in the pretty village of Gressoney in the glorious Monte Rosa Alps. Both hotels offer superb value for money Half Board Plus arrangements and Inghams Chalet Hotel services.
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Merano offers a fascinating blend of Italian and Tyrolean Austrian cultures. Sheltered by high mountains and surrounded by orchards and vineyards, the landscape is Alpine but the climate Mediterranean. The Passirio river which flows through this elegant spa town is flanked by promenades lined with cafés, stylish buildings and parks.More information
Our 11 Lake Garda resorts offer so much choice and variety. From bustling small towns like Riva and Peschiera to a quieter away-from-it-all Gardone Riviera; from the wide choice of accommodation in leading tourist centres like Bardolino or Garda in the South East to lovely Italian lakeside communities...More information
Bardolino lies at the foot of rolling hills covered with orchards, olive groves and of course, the vineyards for which the village is so famous. In the attractive and lively traffic-free centre there are numerous bars, restaurants and smart shops.More information
Desenzano combines a picturesque lakeside resort setting with the vibrant atmosphere of a thriving Italian community. Social life is focused on the many bars, cafés, pizzerias and restaurants in the historic centre and on the pedestrianised shopping area.More information
The bustling resort of Garda is on the Eastern shore of Lake Garda, where the lake broadens and the scenery becomes more gentle. Garda has a backdrop of hills, covered with olive groves, cypress trees and the famous Valpolicella vineyards.More information
Gardone Riviera is one of the main bays on the west coast of Lake Garda and consists of two elegant resorts; Salò and Gardone. Sheltered by the lakeside hills, its mild climate has long attracted visitors who want to relax and regenerate.More information
Nestling alongside lemon groves, beneath the cliffs of the north-western shore of Lake Garda, Limone is a picture postcard resort - an artist’s paradise. Houses covered in blossoming geraniums and bougainvillaea line the old, cobbled streets that lead up from the lakeside.More information
Malcesine’s pedestrianised cobbled streets lead up from the lakeside, past shops, cafés and shady squares to the 13th Century castle which towers above the lake on a sheer rock face.More information
Peschiera is situated where Lake Garda’s waters flow southwards to form the River Mincio. Striking medieval walls fortify the river borders of the Old Town. Peschiera’s focal point is the delightful pedestrianised centre with bustling streets full of all kinds of shops, churches and riverside cafés.More information
Riva is the main resort at this end of the lake and boasts superb scenery, elegant parks and a long lakeside promenade. It has many fine buildings, especially around colourful Piazza Tre Novembre and the 12th Century La Rocca castle dominates the waterfront.More information
Salo is a small, unspoilt lakeside town, full of little squares, churches, bars and shops. Its history dates back to the Romans and Venetians. It is especially fun to visit for the big Saturday market, or on Sunday when the residents take their evening stroll on the long lakeside promenade.More information
The peninsula of Sirmione stretches out from the southern shore of Lake Garda. The entrance to the Old Town is via the bridge of the 13th Century Scaligerocastle with its ‘inland dock’. The colourful, narrow streets are full of interesting shops, restaurants and bars, but are refreshingly traffic-free.More information
Montecatini Terme is surrounded by glorious Tuscan countryside. Elegant hotels line the avenues, interspersed with restaurants, shops and pavement cafés. Visit the spectacular Tettuccio spa, enjoy a free evening classical music concert, hop on a train to Pescia...More information
Stylish Lake Maggiore has attracted tourists since the early 19th century, Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens to name but two! The gardens, villas and many of the hotels reflect the elegance of those times and the views from our three Maggiore resorts of Stresa, Baveno and Pallanza, look over the lake’s three splendid Borromean Islands.More information
Stylish Stresa is Lake Maggiore’s leading resort. The idyllic Borromean Islands are a short boat ride away and Monte Mottarone, with its superb views, is easily reached by cable car. The lush gardens of Villa Pallavicino and Villa Taranto are well worth a visit.More information
Baveno has been a well-known tourist resort since the early 19th century, reflected by the beautiful villas in the surrounding area. It enjoys lovely views of the Borromean Islands. There is a small harbour, an attractive promenade with lakeside cafés and a profusion of flower...More information
The villages on Lake Como each have their own character but all enjoy wonderful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Inghams resorts are all served by lake ferries for leisurely sightseeing and why not join an Inghams wanderwalk so you can explore the surrounding area where you are staying.More information
Stretching across the west lake promenade Tremezzo is set on the lake front and provides a long lakeside promenade to stroll.More information
To the north of the lake above Tremezzo and Cadenabbia and looking across to Bellagio. One of the main towns on the lake Menaggio has a large pretty piazza with shops and cafés as well as a very picturesque lakeside promenade.More information
Stretching across the west lake promenade Cadenabbia is set on the lake front and provides a long lakeside promenade to stroll.More information
Book your Italian Lakes holiday in Bellagio and fall in love with this charming resort’s natural beauty.More information
An historic and bustling city and the capital of the province, Como lies at the south western tip of Lake Como.More information
A relatively untouched village on the shores of Lake Como where you can experience the laid back Italian life, strolling through the pretty streets and relaxing in cafés.More information
A small lakeside town that is set in front of Mount Bisbino so a perfect base for walking as well as exploring the lake. The centre of the village can be found around the main piazza where there are shops and cafés.More information
A few days at the start of your Lakes & Mountains holiday in this magical city, built entirely on water where the wide canals are the streets, will be a memorable experience. Explore St. Mark’s Square and the Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge or the Accademia Gallery with its superb collection of Venetian art.More information
Set at the foot of the Gardenazza and the Piz La Ila verdant plateau, La Villa and Corvara border two National Parks in the heart of the famous Dolomite Mountains, known for their stunning and unique scenery.More information
Set in rural Umbria near the Tuscany border, Trasimeno is an ideal base from which to explore these two regions. Assisi, Perugia, Siena and Florence are all accessible in a day. Castiglione lies on the south-western shore of the lake.More information
Think of Italian cities and most people’s first thought is of Venice. But visitors to its smaller neighbour, Verona never fail to be entranced by its beauty and relaxed atmosphere. Verona is best known of course for its historic Roman arena which every summer hosts the world famous opera programme.More information
At the head of the splendid Gardena valley, Selva is located beneath the jagged peaks of this most spectacular part of the Dolomites, a particularly beautiful Alpine mountain chain in the Süd Tyrol region of northern of Italy.More information
Set at the foot of the Gardenazza and the Piz La Ila verdant plateau, Corvara along with La Villa borders two National Parks in the heart of the famous Dolomite Mountains, known for their stunning and unique scenery.More information
Ortisei is a large village in the Italian Dolomites where tourism sits alongside woodcarving as the major industry.
Lake Iseo is the fourth largest lake in Northern Italy. It is quieter and less developed than neighbouring Garda and has a perimeter of about 60 km. The lakeside towns are linked by a public boat service. The main town of Iseo is on the south shore, its medieval origins evident in the street patterns, arcaded shopping areas and peaceful squares.More information
Gressoney is one of the prettiest villages in the glorious Monte Rosa Alps. Situated close to the Italian-Swiss border, the region is studded with dramatic 4,000m peaks, crowned by the Monte Rosa itself and the equally mighty Matterhorn.More information