Areas around Italian lakes are without doubt some of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

The most famous lakes of Italy include Lakes Como, Garda, and Maggiore in the Northern Lombardy region at the foot of the Alps. These gorgeous lakeside resorts dotted with small rural towns attract millions of visitors every year.

Complementary to an unforgettable Italian lake holiday is a fantastic stay at villas around these famous lakes. Here is a look at some of the best Italian lakes villas.

The aperitivo experience is a major aspect of Italian tradition.

Traditionally, an Italian aperitivo is actually a pre-meal drink taken as an appetizer. Having an Italian aperitivo has become a common ritual where people meet at a bar to partake alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages with small bites of olives, nuts, cheese, crisps and other similar snacks. In the last years it has slowly replaced the whole dinner process, since many bars in Italy offer, during the aperitivo time, buffet Italian food including pasta, pizza, mozzarellas and may other delights!

Verona, between Lake Garda and Venice, is undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Internationally, Verona is recognized as the home to the world’s most famous romance between Romeo and Juliet. Holidays in Verona are a great way to explore different facets of Italy’s artistic, historical, and cultural heritage.

Verona has everything you need for a short break. With so many accommodation and villas options you will not have to worry about where to stay in Verona. The city is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site besides being the setting of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy.

Fashion in Italy has long formed a part of the country’s cultural life, and played a key role in its society and traditional lifestyle.

This has been the case for hundreds of years, and is the result of a strong artistic development from the eleventh century onwards. While France became a contender for being the main fashion trendsetter, Italian fashion fought back after World War II, responding to Chanel and Dior with labels like Gucci and Armani.

Elegance and glamour are strongly linked with Italian style and fashion, just like with their art and their food, so here are a few tips on Italian fashion and style.