Italy does not offer just enchanting and unspoilt beaches. The romantic and beautiful shores of the noumerous lakes that dot the country are a peerless richness too.
Some of those stretches of water, over a thousand, are large and famous, such as lakes Garda, Maggiore, and Como, with the best accommodation facilites, while many other are delicious little lakes hidden among the mountains or forests. All of them share a fascinating natural surrounding.
The beaches are equipped and suitable for bathing. Nevertheless it is possible to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including water skiing, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, and even fishing, with national level competitions, or other kinds of sport like golf, horseback riding and mountain biking. Having a lakeside holiday also offers the opportunity of discovering the surrounding areas, rich in history and culture.
The main Italian lakes have always been a major holiday destination, and their fame is still growing, also thanks to one of thir most important characterisitic: the worm microclimate and the extraordinary ecosystem, with many endemic plants and animal species.
Hiking through the Alps it is quite common to find small lakes that enhanche the sight of those breathtaking landscapes. A lakeside vacation gives guests the unique opportunity of enjoying Italian charm, reflected in cool, pristine waters.