Have you ever wanted to visit a heavenly place in which to discover the real Italian territory? Today we present the lakes of Northern Italy, a source of splendid nature and traditions.
Between snowy peaks, or in the midst of green hills, set like diamonds in corners of Paradise capable of truly letting anyone who chooses them live as a destination for a holiday, the great Italian lakes have always transmitted peace and tranquility and are a ideal destination for many.
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We have chosen for you the six most beautiful places in northern Italy for the relationship they have above all with nature and the surrounding environment.
The largest of all the lakes, that of Garda, bathes three regions: Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige giving the opportunity to visit fifty towns, all extraordinarily unique, not only for the view of the sweet waters but also for the presence of many attractions such as castles, monasteries, churches and historic houses.
Visit the five islands of the lake but also the large avenues of Bardolino, the medieval castle of Sirmione with the Catullo caves or the most beautiful road in the world, that of Forra, which is located in Tremosine. The capital, for tourist presences, remains Desenzano del Garda with its historic center to be framed.
But don’t miss other destinations: Riva del Garda on the Trentino side, Limone sul Garda on the Lombard one and Malcesine on the Venetian one.
To the delight of the little ones, a mandatory stop in Gardaland, the most important amusement park in Italy.
To meet some celebrities on the street, from George Cloneey to Bruce Springsteen, you will have to move to “That branch of Lake Como” so dear to Manzoni. It is certainly the best known of all the lakes of Italy, but that of Como becomes unique, as a destination, if we consider the historical residences that it counts.
Located on a promontory, and famous for its cobbled lanes, visit Bellagio with the park of Villa Serbelloni or reach, with the direct funicular, Brunate where you can get a flight on the sweet and clear waters. If you are looking for absolute peace, go inside, among its harmonious wooded hills that rise up to give you a pre-Alpine environment full of Mediterranean charm.
On the border with Switzerland, Lake Maggiore awaits you, the second largest in Italy and the first, hence its name, of the pre-Alpine lakes. Ideal for a holiday with family or friends, it offers the opportunity to relax by dedicating yourself to many water sports and more.
Ferries leave from most of its ports to visit its three Borromean islands: Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella. In the second there is a vast colony of wild cats for decades that are protected because they are part of the local culture.
On Isola Bella, do not miss the garden, built in the 17th century, which is the best example of Italian garden in the world.
Go back to the mainland and stop in Stresa or Luino where, since 1500, a market has been held which today has something like 400 stalls. If you want to see other beauties, get on the Lago Maggiore Express.
The smallest of the Lombardy lakes is, instead, that of Iseo. A human-sized paradise for its extraordinary charm. Take a selfie in vicolo Malinconia, in the homonymous village of Iseo, or enjoy the lakeside promenade. Unfortunately, the installation of Christo “The Floating Piers” remains only a dear memory. Here, in 2016, it attracted the attention of the whole world.
Strewn with beech and chestnut woods, and separated from Lake Maggiore by Mount Mottarone, Lake Orta awaits you with its landscape characterized by fir-covered hills. Here, on the island of San Giulio, in the 4th century a Greek saint moved who, it is said, was called to clean up the island of snakes and dragons before building a church that still preserves its relics.
For lovers of good food we suggest a stop at the restaurant of the starred chef Antonino Canavacciuolo!
Last, but not least for its beauty made even more unique by the climb to the Sacro Monte, belonging to the Sacri Monti protected by UNESCO; Lake Varese awaits you, at the center of which is the Virginia island. Among the special features, do not miss a tour of the town of Cazzago Brabbia, known for the presence of the three oldest iceboxes in the lake area, once used for food storage. In this country there is also a protected swamp.