How to spend a weekend in Lake Como

As northern Italy’s most exclusive getaway, Lake Como offers la dolce vita in spades —  lakeside glamour, rooftop dining and sleepy nooks — all easily explored in a slow-paced weekend.

On the shores of Lake Iseo: exploring Italy's lesser-known lake district

The smallest of Italy’s great lakes, this scythe-shaped squiggle of water is home to fishing villages tucked into deep bays, backed by an amphitheatre of snow-capped Alpine foothills and terraced hills that produce Italy’s most-prized sparkling wine.

Family travel: The best of Orlando

From the Mickey Mouse focused fun of Disney’s Magic Kingdom, to the high-octane rides of Universal Studios and beyond, Orlando is home to a near-countless number of theme parks, best enjoyed in a trip bookended by a tranquil beach and lake break

Dominica: Bubbling over

Make the challenging mountain hike to Boiling Lake — the Caribbean's very own witches' cauldron.

Long weekend: Lake District

Its popularity owes much to the writings of its famous residents, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. But the Lake District's brooding landscapes and mirror-like waters speak for themselves

Top 5: Lake beaches

Just because you’re miles from the coast doesn’t mean you have to forgo knockout beaches. Head inland for a sandy pitstop with a twist

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