The area is typically rural, with the most breathtaking scenery of rolling hills, vineyards and the mountains. The nearest coast is Liguria, only an hours drive, or take the train from the local village station to fully enjoy the scenery. This area is often known as the Italian Riviera and is divided into four provinces: Genoa, Imperia, La Spezia and Savona. The spectacular coastline boasts some of the finest resorts in Europe and the coves and elegant promenades are a magnet for tourists and cruise liners.
Lake Maggiore is renowned for the numerous beach areas situated all along the shores of the lake.
Lake Orta is the most romantic lake in Italy has been an inspiration to poets and writers for centuries.
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, 52km long, and is a major tourist attraction with resorts along the coastline, many with chairlifts into the surrounding mountains.
Lake Como is internationally renown as the second home for many international celebrities and is surrounded by mountains and beautiful villages where there are good hiking paths, boat trips and water activities.