Lakes in Italy as a tourist destination

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In Italy there are a multitude of lakes which are mostly concentrate in northern Italy, reason for this is the higher rainfall and the mountain chain of the Alps which was the causation for the creation of natural lakes in the last millenniums. The three largest lakes in Italy are flowing through several regions and provinces from Piedmont (Piemonte), Lombardy (Lombardia), South Tyrol (Trentino-Alto Adige) to Veneto.

Lakes in Italy

Tourism

In the past water was used mainly for fishing which remained still the case, however, tourism has emerged another economic sector.

So are the lakes in Northern Italy especially popular for example for tourists from northern Europe like Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland (Netherland), Denmark and Sweden.

Swimming & Water Quality

Many of the naturally created lakes have a good water quality when there is a river which ensures a constant flow process of water circulation. In such cases, the lake is called a swimming lake where can be enjoyed vacation with water sports and swimming. The lakes in the table below are almost all considered as Italian swimming lake to spend holiday or vacation. Most of them are so large that there is no problem to bustle sailing or to undertake boat trips.

Water Sports & Leisure

The leisure and water sports possibilities at the major Italian lakes are particularly extensive. You can explore the coasts with sailboats, fishing, windsurfing, water skiing, diving and much more. In the large northern Italian lakes, the company so-called Gestione Navigazione Laghi tours around the lake to inspect the lake water-based. The company owns a fleet of several vessels which can be booked on Lake Garda, Lago Maggiore and Lake Como (Lago di Como).

Hotels & Accommodations

Around the great lakes in Italy there aren't missing accommodations, many towns have hotels, cottages, vacation homes, holiday farms or apartments which can be booked for vacation at the lake. Especially popular are the lakes in northern Italy for campers, who wants to spend there holidays with their caravans or tents for the camp at the lake.

On the following table below you will find further information and photos on selected lakes in italy for which we have gathered information and photos. The division in northern Italy, central Italy and southern Italy makes the choice for the holiday destination where to spend vacation something easier. Nevertheless it is worth to read every single report about the italian lakes, perhaps ther could be somthing for you as well.

Northern Italy
Lake Como Lake Garda Lago Maggiore Lake Orta
Molveno Lake Lake Iseo
Central Italy
Lago di Scanno Albanian lake Lake Bolsena Lake Trasimeno
Southern Italy
Varano Lake Lago di Pozzillo Lago di Lentini
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