The Ultimate Guide to Italy’s Lakes

The Telegraph explores the country's most beautiful lake destinations...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Italian Lakes

The Romans were first to see the potential of the Italian lakesas a holiday destination. They built their sumptuous villas in some of the prime positions around Como and Garda, where the southern foothills of the Alps sweep down towards the Mediterranean and the fertile plains of northern Italy, forming some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe.

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