The large Northern Italian lakes Lago Maggiore, Lake Como, Lake Iseo and Lake Garda are popular holiday destinations for Italian and foreign tourists. Lake Iseo has achieved particular fame because the wrapping artist Cristo installed his floating peers on Lake Iseo in the early summer of 2016.
In the USA, Lake Como has gained interest in recent years. The actor George Clooney, who owns a historic villa on Lake Como and who beats the international drum for his love for Italy and Lake Como, played a major role in this success. Of course, this boom in visitors also has an impact on prices in the holiday areas on Lake Como with its beautiful villas and exotic parks on the shore.
German is spoken on Lake Garda, it is the most visited lake by Germans, while the Swiss tend to prefer Lake Maggiore.