Milan, with its bustling city life and beautiful museums, becomes our gateway to Italy’s showstopping lakes.
Known for its extensive museums and impeccable fashion, Milan is a lovely city to spend a few days exploring. Stoll along beautiful boutiques and stop by unique art galleries by day, and by night, sit for a theatrical performance at the stunning Opera House. The city also boasts a wealth of fantastic restaurants ranging from the Michelin-starred haute cuisine, to family-run bakeries and fast-paced trattorias. From Milan, a short train or car ride away are the crystal lakes of Italy.
Lake Como is the deepest lake in Europe, and with its fjord-sembling scenery, is a treat for the eyes. Take a boat ride to various towns surrounding the lake, and walk along the streets, stopping by local boutiques and friendly restaurants for a snack. Then off to Lake Maggiore, where the water stretches into Switzerland. Stoll through lakeside parks with stunning palaces in view, creating a feeling of grandeur throughout this lake. Nestled between the two is Lake Iseo, a little off the beaten track but still as spectacular. The landscape has the distinct feature of a large mountain piercing through its waters, lovely to admire whilst snacking on freshly caught sardines and crisp local wine.
These are a selection of lodges that we feel combine well for this journey. However we do also have a range of options to consider in each region, and can tailor them to you preference.
Park Hyatt Milan offers elegant guestrooms and luxurious suites, all within the coveted city center location in Milan. Expansive windows and outdoor terraces offer sweeping views of the Milan skyline, including the famous Duomo Cathedral. Renowned attractions of Milan are at your doorstep, and you can rest assured that the lush hotel is a great place to rest your head upon your return.
Bordered on one side by the Italian Alps is the 13th-century Tower of Gombit, a symbol of both the city's antiquity and its contemporary revival, which has seamlessly integrated with the GombitHotel. The GombitHotel's interiors lighten the medieval aesthetic. With thirteen distinctive guestrooms and a daily regional breakfast, the GombitHotel is an intimate sanctuary that promises exceptional hospitality, contemporary elegance, and a distinctly creative spirit.
Antique-style lounges and terraces with extraordinary vistas of Lake Iseo, all nested between the hills and vineyards of Franciacorta, L'Albereta is a haven. In Dining, the Albereta reinterprets the bistro tradition in an Italian way, whilst the new restaurant highlights the cuisine of yesteryear. Finally, the family wine cellars and fine dining restaurant make this a great rest place for your sojourn.