This fascinating region has something for everyoneExplore 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 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.
The rugged peaks of the Dolomites offer top-class skiing and snowboarding during the winter and hiking and mountain biking in the summer.
Holidays in the Dolomites can also be taken at a more leisurely pace, with plenty of gentle walking trails and pretty mountain villages to explore.
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.
Lefay Resort & Spa DolomitiFrom...Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti lies in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites.
Villa CordevigoFrom...Arriving at the 18th century Villa Cordevigo, Lake Garda, visitors enjoy a spectacular drive along a cypress tree-lined avenue on the approach to the hotel. Those who appreciate the finer things in life will be charmed by the sheer tranquility, exquisite countryside setting, and the grand splendor of this stunning building.
Montana Lodge & SpaFrom...
The rugged exterior of the Montana Lodge & Spa, Italian Alps, hides a luxurious interior with first-class facilities.
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di GardaFrom...
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
Hotel Ciasa SalaresFrom...Visitors to the Hotel Ciasa Salares, Italian Dolomites, can expect to be greeted with genuine warmth and Italian hospitality. Rustic charm and elegance is coupled with an attentive service, while a respect for tradition and nature oozes from every corner.
Hotel Palazzo ParigiFrom...
An exceptional marble palace in the heart of the city, Hotel Palazzo Parigi, Milan, offers guests a secluded, relaxing retreat without being too far from the action.
Grand Hotel TremezzoFrom...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.
Mandarin Oriental, Lago di ComoFrom...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.
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We have been using Azure to arrange our holidays for over 12 years. Every year usually twice a year, sometimes more, we rely on the experienced team at Chester to provide expert information on our chosen destinations. Be it a return to our established favorites in Barbados and Dubai or a new and exiting destination chosen from Azures brochure it is always handled in a friendly and competent manner. The small details are not missed such as do we need late check out or early arrival, which can make such a difference after sometimes long hours travelling. For us using Azure takes the uncertainty out of booking holidays.
We have been booking our holidays through Azure for 10 years and we can thoroughly recommend them. The Azure team arrange amazing holidays, well chosen destinations and hotels with a tailored itinerary that runs like clockwork with so many wonderful extras, it really takes the time and stress out of planning. When the weather has disrupted our journeys, their 24 hour service has provided us with 5* rescues! Nothing is too much trouble for Azure staff and the same goes for all the staff we have met on our Azure holidays which really are out of this world. We continue to recommend your company and all your wonderful team and look forward to our next holiday with you.
Well we are back in the UK after an amazing trip for a very special birthday and must thank Azure in Chester and Jayne O'Gorman for organising everything after we won the auction bid for this trip with SeaDream Yacht Club at Valerie's Summer Ball last year! We had the trip of a lifetime, met amazing people, visited fabulous places and befriended the superb crew aboard SeaDream I. We couldn't fault a single thing onboard - just amazing and hope we can meet the crew again at some future date! I even cried when i had to leave! Well done Azure and Jayne O'Gorman.
My first experience with Azure was when they came to my rescue when my family and I were stranded abroad on holiday without accommodation, their professionalism and ability to make things happen at very very short notice was second to none. They were very knowledgeable and were able to utilise their many relationships within the industry to get things resolved for me within an hour. I can't praise them enough for rescuing my family's holiday and making it a truly memorable time. Since then the team always do their best to make my holidays the best they can possibly be based on their own vast travel knowledge and experiences. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and wouldn't use anyone else for luxurious travel.
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