Lake Como, a land of almost indescribable charm and beauty, a marvelous mix of rolling hills and snowy peaks above crystalline waters, is the place for the elite to take their holidays in typically Italian style.
Join the enchantment, discover the magic of a cruise aboard the traditional Lake Como boats and the much loved sailing clubs all over the Upper Lario area.
And if you are an indefatigable lover of sports you will want to indulge in the adrenalin rush of windsurfing, kite-surfing and water skiing: you may be almost certain to meet up with one of the great champions of sailing while you are taking part in the excitement of these adventurous water sports .
Take to the old-world charm of the oldest Golf Clubs in Europe, corners of “Old England” which epitomize the great tradition of a sport that is both noble and ancient.
And if riding is your passion, do not miss the fantastic expeditions on horseback that will allow you to discover marvelous views from an entirely different standpoint.
About an hour’s drive from Upper Lario, in Valmalenco, there are over 60 km of ski slopes in the Alpe Palù and Caspoggio resorts, just waiting for winter sports enthusiasts. The longest cable car in the world, the ultra-modern Snow Eagle, will take you to 2080 meters above sea level to an impressive terrace dominating the Alps that just is not to be missed.
There is snow in Valmalenco from December to April, but sun worshippers will just love the open spaces with comfortable sunbeds and the renowned mountain refuges tempting you to indulge in local specialties. And a little further on Montecampione is a modern holiday resort in the heart of the Val Camonica.
And so we come to the glamorous St Moritz. Among the finest ski slopes in the world await with 55 lifts, 350 km of slopes, a snowboard park, 180 km of cross-country skiing and 150 km dedicated to winter walks and hikes. Simply a must!
There are of course many Alpine destinations and mapped-out paths for mountain bike and trekking, in age-old woods and past alpine lakes, the utmost in natural beauty at all times of year.