The Lakes, Verona, Milan & The Dolomites

The Lakes, Verona, Milan & The Dolomites

Mix chic Italian Cities with impressive natural scenery

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.

The Dolomites

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

  1. Villa Cordevigo

    Villa Cordevigo

    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.
  2. Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda

    Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda


    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

  3. Villa D'Este

    Villa D'Este


    An ancient, 16th century palace nestled on the south shores of Lake Como, Villa D'Este has a long history of accommodating international royalty.

  4. Hotel Palazzo Parigi

    Hotel Palazzo Parigi


    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.

  5. Grand Hotel Tremezzo

    Grand Hotel Tremezzo

    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. Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como

    Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como

    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.

Our Destination Specialists


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