Italian charm breathes better outside of the prominent tourist spots. Far from the cities, different bodies of water invite you to enjoy its shores, from the preferred international jet set to the largest in the country.
Cities such as Rome, Florence, Milan or Venice, earthly paradises such as the Amalfi Coast, and magical towns that transmit the true Italian spirit are some luxury destinations in Italy. But lakes are a fundamental part of specific communities and regions. More than 1500 are distributed throughout Italian territory:
The Lake Garda is located halfway between Verona and Brescia, Milan and Venice in northern Italy. With 370 km², it is the largest lake in this country, and 7 percent of the visitors that arrive in Italy arrive to get to know it. You cannot miss a cable car ride to Monte Baldoduring visit to honeymoon destinations in Italy. Isola del Garda, where San Francisco de Asís founded a monastery in the 13th century is also worth visiting.
The glacial alpine lake in northern Italy and Switzerland is the second largest after the Garda, with 212 km². The attractions are several, among which stand out the fantastic and exotic gardens of the Barromeas, Brissago and Santa Caterina del Sasso islands, and the Palazzo Borrome or Baroque architecture, which hosted Napoleon and his wife in 1797. Also, the Lake Maggiore is visited by literature fanatics, due to its appearance in Ernest Hemingway’s Farewell to Arms.
Lake of Como
The favorite place in the world of George Clooney (who became the owner of a villa), Lago di Como is one of the most breathtaking places in all of Italy. One of the preferred destinations of the international jet set, luxury hotels abound here. Beyond offering scenic and dramatic landscapes in every corner, in the Voltiano Lighthouse, Switzerland offers delicious dishes during luxury destinations Italy tour.
The lake Idro is another glacial lake between Brescia and Trento. It is a quiet and relaxing place, mainly because it is forbidden to use boats with engines that exceed 10 horsepower. Bagolino, Bondone and Idro are the main towns that are built around them. A visit to Rocca d’Anfo, a fortified military complex built by the Republic of Venice in the 15th century, is a must.
Lake of Bracciano
Bracciano flows towards the northwest of Rome, originated due to volcanic activity that occurred centuries ago. Presently, it is one of the cleanest lakes in the country, mainly because it is the reservoir of drinking water in Rome and has constant monitoring. Castello Orsini-Odescalchi is a must during a tour of this area, as it is considered the best-preserved castle in Italy.
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