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elcome to the Italian Lakes websiteOur site features Lake Como, Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore and the region of Lombardy. We also present content and photos of the canton of Ticino, the Italian speaking region of Switzerland and other areas easily reached from the lakes.  Grazie for visiting and we sure hope you find enjoyment browsing our site.

Interested in buying an Italian Lakes apartment, take a look at this delightful 2 bedroom apartment for sale in tranquil location between Lake Como and Lake Lugano.  SEE DETAILS


See our large photo gallery!We provide an extensive amount of information, photos and resources on Italy's lake district.  We hope you will also enjoy our personal accounts of living and adventuring in the Italian Lakes.  We are constantly exploring this region and finding new towns and things to do so please come back often to view our site.

ItalianLakes.com is different from many travel sites, as it is a site that shows the perspective of a non-Italian couple, who spend much of the year enjoying everyday life in this beautiful region of Italy.

To see general information about Italy, move curser here.

We have a number of excellent rental property listings.  Now is a good time to make your reservation for the summer season.Come visit our  wide selection of quality vacation rentals.  Contact English speaking owners/managers directly.
In addition we have listed resources for hotels, restaurants and real estate.  We also recommend
books and online shopping for quality Italian goods.

The site has many photos to fully show the beauty of the Italian Lakes.  To get a feel for the Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and Lake Como area, see our interactive lakes map.  Just click on a town and view a photo and description of the town.

To learn the Italian language and have the most fun with it, we suggest coming to Italy and taking courses.    Or if you live in the UK you might want to take a language course at home. Language Trainers offer you good opportunities.  As long as you are in Europe, you might as well learn French too in the alpine regions of Switzerland or France.

Click here to see a 360 panorama above Lakes Lugano and ComoFrom Mt. Galbiga high above Lake Lugano, see a 360° panoramic view of Lake Lugano and Lake Como. The panoramic view will give you an idea of the dramatic beauty of this area.

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A calm is settling over the lakes of Northern Italy with the change of seasons. The photo is taken above Tremezzo looking across Lake Como to the village of Bellagio. Bella Italia!

Greenway del Lago di Como
Wonderful lakeside walk on Lake Como

Alpine Farming in the Swiss Alps
by Roman (a historical account)

Going into the Mountains
by Barry Klaas (guest writer)

Take a photo "Giro" of Lake Lugano

See our "Photo Picture Window"!



The lake district might possibly be Italy's best kept secret!


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