15 Photos To Inspire A Trip To The Italian Lakes

 

Beautiful clear water, thick forestry and colourful towns filled with baroque architecture and cobbled alleyways - the Italian Lakes are idyllic to say the least. Looking for a warm escape with gorgeous views and plenty to do? You've found it. Discover some of Italy's greatest treasures amongst its lakes, but be careful, visitors fall in love quick and hard here, you may never want to leave...

 

 

Lake Como

1. Start with the most beautiful of the Lakes, boasting wonderful gardens, cathedrals and views...

 

2. Home to the beautiful town of Bellagio, 'the pearl of the lakes', full of colourful cobbled streets...

Photo by: Alexandre Rotenberg

 

3. As well as many secret escapes...

 

4. Make sure you visit the fantastic Cathedral of Como which took nearly four centuries to complete...

 

Lake Garda

5. Garda is the largest, with the most Mediterranean climate. Its three regions are full of wonder and awe, well-worth exploring...

 

6. Whether you want to venture through the towns or simply admire the natural landscape, every moment will be accompanied by beauty...

 

7. Don't miss out on this captivating cliff-side landmark, the wonderful Malcesine Castle...

 

8. As you can imagine, the sunsets are out of this world...

 

Lake Maggiore

9. Lake Maggiore offers a graceful little town, as well as two of Italy's most staggeringly beautiful Islets...

 

10. Find the remarkable baroque palazzo on Isola Bella - it's entirely unique and truly stunning...

 

11. Equally as breathtaking as the fabulous St. Catherine's Hermitage, the cliff-side walkway...

 

Lake Orta

12. The smallest of the islands, but with no shortage of character and beauty, Lake Orta is a spectacular visit...

 

13. Discover an islet surrounded in lush woodland and snow-capped mountains, with beautiful little towns in it's centre...

Photo by: Anilah

 

14. But it's not all just post-card perfect views. There is plenty to do in Italy's Lakes, from water-sports to hikes to boat-rides...

 

15. And it's certainly not the worst place we can think of for a romantic getaway or a glass of Italian wine!

 

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