Boat moored up by Isola Bella cafe, Lake Maggiore

4 Things to Look Out For on Lake Maggiore’s Borromean Islands

Lake Maggiore’s Borromean Islands sit just off the coast near Stresa (one of Ciao Citalia’s top 10 most beautiful towns in Italy). The three main islands are Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori. The first two are owned by the Borromeo family, one of Italy’s most historic noble families, and feature grand palazzi [ ...More ]

Top 5 luxury spas in Italy

Italy is a fabulous destination for a spa break, with world-renowned hotel spas gracing its most famous cities, perching on the shores of the Great Lakes and nestling in acres of rolling countryside. Sardinia’s Forte Village Resort was the 2016 host of the World Spa Awards, which saw Italy take home Europe’s Best Spa Destination [ ...More ]

3 of the Best Luxury Hotels in Lake Como

With spectacular scenery and no end of grand waterside palazzi, Lake Como is perfect for a holiday with a touch of luxury. Earlier this year, I accompanied a few of our Italy Experts on a fact-finding trip to Lake Como, and took the opportunity to scope out the area’s best luxury hotels. While they all [ ...More ]

Top excursions in Lake Garda

Planning a holiday in Lake Garda? Make the most of your time in this beautiful part of Italy and plan some excursions to ensure you see as much as possible. Lake Garda is the ideal base for exploring the north of Italy, and if there are a few places on your ‘must-see’ list, try our [ ...More ]