Italy is known for its extremely romantic and heavenly lakes that lie on the stretch from Piedmont to Lombardy. Regarded as a summer escape by great writers like Pliny the Younger and attracting the attention of top Hollywood celebrities like George Clooney – who owns a villa on Lake Como – the Italian lakes have a transcendence quality about them. A good number of luxury hotels have also opened near the lakes but the ancient mystical aura of these lakes has remained intact. Apart from the serenity, the lakes also have plenty of options for travel enthusiasts such as boating, swimming, surfing and sailing. Here is a comprehensive account of the top lakes of Italy and additional information on what else do they have to offer.