Courtesy of Ristorante Mistral

Getting Around

14 of 15

By Car: If you’re planning to lake-hop, consider renting a car at Milan Malpensa Airport. Or arrange to lease a vintage vehicle from Slow Drive (108 Via Marconi, Padenghe sul Garda; 39-338/978-5124; slowdrive.com; rentals from $325 a day). The lakes are within a three-hour drive of one another, from Orta in the west to Garda in the east.

By Boat: Alternatively, focus on one (or perhaps two) lakes and travel by boat. An efficient ferry service runs along the shores of the major lakes (navigazionelaghi.it), while Orta has motorboat taxis (motoscafipubbliciorta.it).

Valerie Waterhouse is a frequent contributor to Travel + Leisure.

Best of the Italian Lakes

Getting Around

By Car: If you’re planning to lake-hop, consider renting a car at Milan Malpensa Airport. Or arrange to lease a vintage vehicle from Slow Drive (108 Via Marconi, Padenghe sul Garda; 39-338/978-5124; slowdrive.com; rentals from $325 a day). The lakes are within a three-hour drive of one another, from Orta in the west to Garda in the east.

By Boat: Alternatively, focus on one (or perhaps two) lakes and travel by boat. An efficient ferry service runs along the shores of the major lakes (navigazionelaghi.it), while Orta has motorboat taxis (motoscafipubbliciorta.it).

Valerie Waterhouse is a frequent contributor to Travel + Leisure.

Courtesy of Ristorante Mistral

Best of the Italian Lakes

Did you enjoy this article?

Share it.

Explore More