The Italian Lakes are among the natural jewels of Europe. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps in northern Italy, they are home to landscapes of stunning beauty, along with exceptional visitor facilities from luxury hotels to homely restaurants. The two most well-known lakes are Garda and Como, both of which are well worth a visit, but which also both attract the crowds in peak season. For a more relaxing, tranquil break by the water free from the tourist hordes, why not pay a visit to one of Italy’s lesser known highlights, Lake Maggiore? Although not as internationally famous as its neighbors, that is no reflection on Maggiore’s beauty or grandeur. Spanning the border between the two northern provinces of Piedmont and Lombardy, while…