The large lakes of Northern Italy conjure up sweetness and romanticism. From Lake Maggioro to Lake Como, without forgetting of course, lake Garda and Lake Orta , the beauty of their landscapes is rivalled only by the elegance and charm of the villages, palaces and other villas which line the sides of the lakes. Lombardy is the richest region in Italy, but also one of the most surprising and unexpected for the tourist. Lake Garda is the biggest lake in Italy. It reveals fascinating landscapes and remarkable vestiges of the past.