The Lakes, Verona & Milan

The Lakes, Verona & Milan

Mix Chic Italian Cities with Impressive Natural Scenery

This fascinating region has something for everyone

Explore Italy's scenic north, as well as fashioned obsessed Milan and historic Verona.

The northern region of Italy is where you’ll find spectacular mountains and lakes. These beautiful natural landscapes were formed in the Ice Age and have been attracting visitors since Roman times. Holidays here can be spent exploring quaint fishing villages, hiking forest-clad mountains and relaxing in luxurious spa hotels along the waterfront.

If you want to experience the hustle and bustle of a city, we also offer holidays in Milan and Verona, from where you can explore the region. Our Dolomite resorts, meanwhile, offer plenty of activities, with skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking on offer.

Lake Como

Lake Como sits in the shadow of the snow-covered Rhaetian Alps, with steep, wooded hills rising from its banks. Many regard it as the most beautiful of all the Italian Lakes thanks to its stunning scenery and peaceful atmosphere.

Along its shoreline you’ll find historic villages and luxurious villas. Villa Balbianello, near to Lenno, is a stunning marriage of splendid architecture and sweeping lake views. It was also the setting for films such as from Star Wars Episode II and the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale.

Another striking building not to be missed is the Santuario della Madonna del Soccorso, perched high above Ossuccio, which has been a destination for pilgrims since the 17th century.


With its ancient old town, Verona has long been a popular destination for history-lovers. As well as seeking out the famous Romeo and Juliet balcony where Shakespeare set his much-celebrated tragedy, you can visit the well-preserved 1st century amphitheatre, many churches and fascinating bridges that span the River Adige.

With our luxury holidays in Verona, you will be treated to delicious wine and food with ingredients sourced from the nearby Veneto fields.


Two words sum up Milan - elegance and sophistication. The city is a busy metropolis and the home of Italian design, which is celebrated in the Design Museum. There are a number of world-famous fashion houses based here, many of which have branded spas, bars, hotels and restaurants.

Luxury holidays in Milan can be spent browsing high-end shops, dining in Michelin-starred restaurants and exploring the fantastic gothic architecture.

Milan is also a great place to see art from old masters and modern painters. The most famous piece of art in the city is Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’, housed in the Santa Maria delle grazie church. You can also see fantastic historic buildings such as the Teatro Alla Scala and the Pinacoteca Di Brera.

Indulgent holiday packages

Whether you’re looking for a break in the mountains, by the lakes or in the city, we offer a range of luxury holidays in Italy. To ensure you have the best experience possible, we can help you create a tailor-made package to suit your desires. Get in touch with the Azure team by phone or live chat to find out more about what we have to offer.

where to stay


We work with a range of hotels throughout the region, and our specialists can ensure you pick the perfect place for you to stay during your holiday. Below is a snapshot of some of the properties we love, but this list isn't exhaustive, so if you want any more advice and full details of all the hotels we work, with please don't hesitate to contact us on 01244 322770.

  1. In the nineteenth century, Lake Maggiore was frequented by the European aristocracy and even today we perceive the romantic charm of its past. The style of Castello Dal Pozzo reflects the elegance of the Neo-Gothic era, guests are catapulted into atmospheres of the past, between the shimmering blue of the lake and the luxuriantly green surrounding hills.
  2. Surrounded by the verdant landscape of Gardone Riviera, with terraces and huge windows overlooking Lake Garda, Eden Reserve features an architecturally beautiful hotel, private villas and exclusive holiday apartments to delight the most discerning travellers.
  3. Milan is a city of art & design, fashion & food and a stay at Casa Baglioni, in the artistic heart of the city, is the ideal way to immerse yourself in all that has made Milan such a desirable destination.
  4. With a breathtaking setting on the shores of Italy’s most famous lake,Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como offers a seductive blend of Italian style, Oriental charm and natural beauty. Rich in history and incredibly private, the resort features 75 elegantly-appointed guestrooms and suites with two secluded stand-alone villas, all nestled between a luxuriant botanical park and the placid waters of Lake Como.
  5. A marvellous art-nouveau building, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, is over 100 years old and affords unparalleled views across the lake and mountains. Rooms are beautifully embellished with gold, marble and rococo details, while many also have their own balconies looking out across the sparkling water and verdant gardens.
  6. Rediscover yourself among the gentle hills and terraced olive groves of the Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, Lake Garda. With spectacular lake views, warm Italian hospitality and attentive service, this beautiful hotel is the perfect place to unwind and be in harmony with nature

Our Destination Specialists


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We are passionate about travel and that passion drives our desire to ensure you have your perfect holiday every time. Our promise to you is your best ever tailor-made holiday

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