From ancient times, poets, writers and artists of all nationalities have deemed Lake Garda as
one of the most beautiful places
they had ever seen. Many spent summers here writing or painting and it became a firm fixture on aristocrats 'Grand Tour' of Europe. As such, it became synonymous with romance, exclusivity and culture
Today it is famed not just for its breathtaking scenery but also its elegant boutiques, amazing dining scene and fashionable visitors
. It is a haven for sports lovers, thanks to the excellent range of watersports on the lake and hiking or biking in the surrounding mountains.Verona
A trip to Lombardy would not be complete without a day trip to a city that is famed as the home of Romeo and Juliet’s epic star-crossed lover’s tale. Verona is as beautiful as it is romantic
- and it is easy to see why this enchanting city
inspired Shakespeare so.
Once Rome’s main trade centre, this ancient city is strewn with majestic artefacts
dating all the way back to the 3rd century BC and blossoms with the abundant character of a now lively, cosmopolitan city.
Dive in to the rich history of Verona with its myriad of museums and historical sites, relax in the piazzas with a cappuccino and visit Juliet’s picturesque balcony or stop by the 2000-year-old arena to enjoy an opera show, for which the city is also world-famous.