The appeal of the Italian Lakes is understandably enduring; this region of northern Italy is known for its neoclassical lakeside villas, groomed gardens, medieval marinas, for being frequented by Hollywood stars and for combining Alpine scenery with Mediterranean weather.
One of the best ways to experience the area’s tranquility as well as its sophisticated ambience is to head to one of the grand hotel swimming pools that line the waterfronts of Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lake Iseo and Lake Maggiore. Here are five of the best.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo: The Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s swimming pool floats on the edge of Lake Como
Filario Hotel & Residences: The infinity pool at the Filario Hotel, where guests also have access to a small, private beach
Lefay Resort & Spa Lago Di Garda: The Lefay Resort’s infinity pool is built above the little town of Gargnano on the western shore of Lake Garda
Il Sereno Lago di Como: Lime green loungers contrast with the orange launch at Il Sereno Lago di Como
Hotel Maximilian: Hotel Maximilian’s swimming pool stands within an immaculate garden filled with palm, cypress and olive trees