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Lakes & Mountains holidays & resorts in Italy

Discover the true quality of life

Our Italy holidays this year offer a choice of no fewer than eight lakes. The three best known are Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, in northern Italy and are represented with a wide selection of hotels, and resorts of all kinds. We feature Folgaria and Lake Lavarone in the Alpe Cimbra region offering some great walks and excellent value with free lift passes and guided walks. In the Dolomites we have the stunning resorts of San Cassiano, Corvara & Colfosco with amazing views all around and access to many spectacular walks.

Lake Iseo is perfect for anyone looking for lakes in Italy where it's a little quieter and less developed. For spectacular mountains in Italy 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.

Inghams has always offered the widest range of quality hotels, we’re pleased to continue with our very own Chalet Hotel Galeazzi, the Chalet Hotel Breithorn set in the pretty village of Champoluc in the glorious Monte Rosa Alps and the Chalet Hotel Al Pigher in La Villa. All hotels offer superb value for money Half Board Plus arrangements and Inghams Chalet Hotel services.

Multicentre Holidays

Try our multi-centre holidays, Lake Garda Highlights and - Lake Como Highlights, Maggiore & Como Medley. These are only a few suggestions and almost all resorts are available on twin-centre holidays. 

Please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11 for more information.

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It would be hard to imagine a more beautiful and perfect setting than Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake where the mountains of the Northern Alps tumble to the water’s edge, olive and lemon trees weave across the hillsides and vineyards dot the landscape.

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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 so you can explore the surrounding area where you are staying.

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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 two Maggiore resorts of Stresa and Baveno, look over the lake’s three splendid Borromean Islands.

Resorts in Lake Maggiore

Bardolino

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. Your holiday in Bardolino offers excellent accommodation, while the attractive and lively traffic-free centre is home to numerous bars, restaurants and smart shops.

Desenzano

Holidays in Desenzano combine 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.

 

Garda

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.

Gardone

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.

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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.

Maderno

The western side of Lake Garda is hugely popular with Inghams guests and we’re delighted to offer the picturesque little town of Maderno, with a number of charming historic buildings just to the north of Gardone with its own beach and a bay surrounded by hotels and restaurants.

Malcesine

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.

Peschiera

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.

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Riva is the main resort at the northern end of the lake and boasts superb scenery, elegant parks and a long lakeside promenade. It has many fine buildings, especially around the colourful Piazza Tre Novembre and the 12th Century La Rocca castle dominates the waterfront.

Salo

Salo, a lovely Belle Epoque town full of handsome cafes, townhouses and hotels, many the result of rebuilding in the prevailing liberty (Italian Art Deco) style after a 1901 earthquake. Its history dates back to the Romans and Venetians.

Sirmione

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 Scaligero castle with its ‘inland dock’. The colourful, narrow streets are full of interesting shops, restaurants and bars, but are refreshingly traffic-free.

Torri

Torri del Benaco is a pretty resort where life centres around the colourful harbour which is dominated by the 13th century Scaliger castle and its protective medieval walls. A great base to explore Lake Garda by bus or by ferry.

Bellagio

Book your Italian Lakes holiday in Bellagio and fall in love with this charming resort’s natural beauty.

Cadenabbia

In a sheltered lakeside position on the western shores of Lake Como, Cadenabbia is a super spot for a lakes and mountain holiday - with Mount Crocione behind you, you can look across the lake for wonderful views of the headland village of Bellagio and the Dolomite mountain range beyond.

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A historic, bustling city and the capital of the province, Como lies at the south western tip of Lake Como.

Lenno

This small, tranquil village is based around a little horseshoe bay looking across to the village of Bellagio. It has a lovely promenade peppered with restaurants and cafés where you can pause for a drink whilst admiring the spectacular views.

Menaggio

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 many gelaterias, shops and cafés as well as a very picturesque lakeside promenade.

Tremezzo

Stretching across the west lake promenade, Tremezzo is in the area of Colonno/ Griante/ Cadenabbia and the island of Comacina, and has a particularly mild climate.

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.

Baveno

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...

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Champoluc is located in a large, sunny valley deep in the glorious mountains of Monte Rosa overlooked by the stunning glacier at the far end of the valley.

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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.

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Located in the Alpe Cimbra region at the base of the Dolomites these towns make fantastic bases to enjoy the many activities available with some wonderful walks and trails for cycling and E-biking. While the scenery is often as stunning as the dolomites the lower altitude and smaller peaks make for some very accessible walking for all abilities. Several of the ski lifts are open in the summer and are free to use with your Trentino guest cards.

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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.

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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.

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Lake Ledro nestles high in the mountains above Lake Garda and is well known to many Inghams guests who have been there on our excursions from Lake Garda. Now we are pleased to include it as a resort in its own right.

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Peaceful, alpine lake encircled by lush forests, hiking and cycling trails. More peaceful and less developed than its glamorous neighbour Garda, Levico has lots to offer.

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Lake Orta is one of Italy’s lesser known lakes and lies to the west of Lake Maggiore. The poet, Robert Browning, described Orta as being where ‘the Alps meet heaven’.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Sitting under the indomitable Lagazuoi mountain, the sophisticated village of San Cassiano is the ideal starting point for many exciting hikes and climbs. The charming centre offers a selection of wonderful cafés and restaurants.

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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.

 

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Ortisei is a large village in the Italian Dolomites where tourism sits alongside woodcarving as the major industry.

 

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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.

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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.

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