Flight time: 2 hours to Milan plus 45 minute transfer
Highlight: Bellagio, and waking up to the stunning Lake view each morning
Best time of year to visit: Early summer when it’s not too hot & busy
Favourite Memory: Having a private dinner for 80 guests in a family run restaurant overlooking the lake. The transition from daytime into night-time was magical
Favourite Venues: Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Casta Diva Resort & SPA, Hotel Regina.
Why it makes our list: For centuries this lake has attracted an elite crowd of villa owners, from famous celebrities through to successful businessmen and women from around the globe. You don’t need a huge bank balance to visit though, so discover this well kept secret.