Top 10 villas with lake views in Italy

Villas in the Italian Lakes with views

Italy is blessed with having some of the best and most beautiful lakes in the world; from majestic Como with its laid back and elegant feel to the greatness of Garda and the lesser-known but nonetheless beautiful lakes of Maggiore, Orta and Bolsena, Italian lakes offer a fantastic holiday destination with an amazing selection of holiday rentals.

Holiday Homes in Italy offers some excellent villas in the Italian Lakes and it was difficult to restrict our choice to 10 but here are our favourite villas with Lake views.

Lake Bolsena is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Not far from Rome in the heart of the countryside lies this pretty lake formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. Its waters are crystal clear and there are fine sandy beaches. Bolsena itself is also a beautiful resort town. A perfect lake holiday destination.

Lake Bolsena Villa has been completely renovated and transformed into a cosy country residence, situated on the top of a hill that descends towards Bolsena Lake. From the residence you can enjoy a very beautiful view of the entire Bolsena Lake.


Lake Garda never disappoints as a holiday destination. It is the place to go if you are looking for either a relaxing or an energetic holiday; perfect for those who love relaxing on the beaches or going sightseeing as well as those who like walking, cycling in the mountains or trying their hand at watersports.  Garda simply offers a holiday that can meet everybody's needs!

Villa Malcesine is a beautiful villa overlooking Lake Garda. It is located in a peaceful position with evocative views over the lake and of the small island "Sogno" (dream). Enclosed and well-kept, the villa is ideal for outside dining and there is a beautiful swimming-pool. The large lerrace and sun terraces offer beautiful views over the lake.

Villa Bardolino lies just 2 kms from Bardolino, in a very panoramic position overlooking the lake. The villa was built in the middle of the 1800s and still maintains the atmosphere of that time – like staying on a movie set! The outside area is large, and on one side the garden with trees looking towards the lake, and at the rear is a field bordered by a vineyard. The veranda, terrace and many rooms offer fabulous lake views.

Villa Elisa is located just 3km from the town right on the lake in a very panoramic position. Divided into two apartments, Villa Elisa offers a large living-room with views of the lake and panoramic terraces on both floors. The large garden has a gazebo, a 7x4m swimming-pool and a 5-a-side football field and is entirely at your disposition.


Lake Como has been popular with International visitors for centuries. Renaissance villas, castles and beautiful gardens are a reminder of the times when Como was a playground of the European elite.  In comparison to its famous sister Garda, Como is a more tranquil and wooded lake with beautiful surrounding countryside.

Villa Como Lago is a beautiful villa located in the heart of Civenna, just 6 kms from Bellagio. The location of the Villa is perfect; it offers picture postcard views of the Lecco branch of Lake Como and the Grigna Mountain range from the elegant veranda and it is surrounded by a beautiful park with trees, plants and flowers.

Villa Vista Lago  is right on the lakeside in a lovely peaceful area just a few minutes from Bellagio. Set in its own grounds, this is the perfect property for those who like to relax on their holiday.  The terrace with large dinner table is perfect for dining alfresco, three of the bedrooms have their own balcony and the fourth has amazing views from the window. There is also direct access to the beach.

Villa Vista Como is a wonderful property located just a short drive from Bellagio. From the villa you can take in the most amazing Lake views as the property is located right on the Lake shores and surrounded by the peace and total seclusion that the private garden area has to offer. The property offers its own private beach and private harbour and terraces, all offering fantastic lake views.


Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake but undeservedly trails behind its bigger competitors; good food, a relaxed lifestyle and warm summers make it a destination that’s perfect for a lake holiday in Italy. There are a number of lovely resorts along the lake, such as Stresa, Verbania, Ghiffa and Baveno, which have breathtaking views and are surrounded by lush gardens and tree lined roads.

Villa Meina is situated in an extremely panoramic position, in the high part of the town within a delightful enclosed garden with a private swimming pool that offers beautiful views of the lake.

Villa Stresa is located in a beautiful position with views of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding hills. The villa is situated on sloping terraces facing the lake that offer splendid views from every angle, even at night. The well-tended garden is filled with flowers and trees and has numerous places for guests to sit and relax.


Another gem of a lake and somewhere for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the more popular lakes. Orta has a mysterious quality with a beautiful island in the centre of the lake against a backdrop of mountains with quaint and traditional villages – fantastico!

Villa San Giulio’s garden touches the shore of the lake and the private swimming pool looks like it flows into the lake's water. What a view!

And there are so many more! View our portfolio of Italian lake villas with views

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