Between the foothills of the Alps in the north of Italy, you'll find the district known as the Italian Lakes. Stretching from Lake Maggiore to Lake Garda, this area also includes lots of smaller lakes in the surrounding region, such as the illustrious Lake Como, one of the most beautiful places in the world. The Italian Lakes are considered to be one of the nation's premier romantic destinations, and a wonderful place to holiday. Within easy distance of Venice and Milan, Lake Garda is Italy's largest lake, where colourful towns line its bright waters. Families adore this destination because watersports are big here, and there are excellent attractions like the Gardaland amusement park, and the cable car to the summit of Monte Baldo. At Lake Maggiore, discover a relaxed atmosphere and the spectacular Borromean Islands, where grand villas form a perfect backdrop for photographs. Then there is Lake Como, a favoured destination of the rich and famous, where pretty villages kiss the shores of the lake and pine covered mountains touch the sky. You'll find the gorgeous village of Bellagio nestled here. Take the afternoon to explore this pearl of the Italian Lakes, as it is considered one of the most idyllic places in Italy. Expect fine dining with celebrated wines, fantastic fishing opportunities, great hikes, and lovely architecture.