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Calmer waters flow around Italy's lakes, where the tree-clad mountains tumble sheer into clear blue waters. Traditional summer refuge for Europe's aristocracy, these lakeshores are home to pillared palaces of breath-taking grace and beauty, built in the heyday of classical values and cultured living.


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Best time to be there

Coastal areas and the islands are great year round, although July and August can be very hot. The arts and opera seasons are generally at their peak outside these months. August is very much a shut down month as Italians take their annual break.

Fly to

Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Milan, Pisa, Rome and Verona (British Airways), Naples and Venice (British Airways or bmi)

flying time

2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes

time difference

GMT +1 hour

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Suggested accommodation in Italian Lakes Holidays 2014, 2015

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

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Villa D'Este

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Suggested itineraries in Italy


Amalfi Coast Tour


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Connections: Italy - Rome, Florence & Venice

from £2,391

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Super Skills Travel, Forte Village, Sardinia

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Highlights of Italy


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Quintessential Italy

from £3,495

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Small Luxury Group Journeys Italian Treasures

from £5,027

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Sicily: From the Mountains to the Sea

from £5,069

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Family Gladiators & Gelati

from £3,950

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Connections - Italy: South to North

from £4,785

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