Lombardy is probably the most famous area of Italy for tourism and much of this is due to the sparkling lakes of Como, Maggiore and Garda, which are situated at the foothill gateway to the majestic Alps.
Well know for tourism, one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful low alpine scenery is to either hire a car and drive around the lakes, or take a boat trips. A boat trip has romance and it's an easy way to enjoy a long lunch and see the lovely light and sights around the lakes that artists have flocked to for years.
Try a trip on lake Maggiore to the Castelli de Cannero which are the fantastic ruins of a castle spread out over two islets off the shore area around Cannero. However with a car, you can go at you own pace and stop to see some amazing sights on the way. For an aerial view between lake Como and Brunate take the famous funicular railway for a spectacular view.
Lake Garda is probably the most romantic of the major three lakes and a visit to the magical little Isola del Garda, which you can now take yours around is simply enchanting. Apart from sightseeing there is also a wealth of activities to enjoy, such as wine tasting, hiking, rambling, mountain biking, normal cycling, the list is almost endless, as are the beautiful scenery, and hospitality of a country whose cuisine matches the lovely scenery.