Lake Misurina

Mirror Reflections

One of the most scenic destinations in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains, Lake Misurina is a timeless treasure. The largest natural lake in the Caldore District of the Trentino-Alto Adige Tourist Region, Lago di Misurina is set within a heavily forested area…

Lake Carezza

Walkway At Lake Carezza

Often called ‘The Pearl of the Dolomites’, Lake Carezza is one of the must-see sights in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy. Located at the foot of the Latemar Massif, the smallest group of peaks in the Dolomites, the…

Sabaudia Lake

Sunset at Sabaudia Lake

Italy’s Sabaudia Lake has plenty of friendly neighbors, from a city to the north, a national park to the south and the cool, coastal breeze from the sea, a mere 200 yards to the west. Also known as Paola Lake…

Lake Piediluco

Panoramic View of Lake Piediluco

A quick peek at the shoreline of Lake Piediluco, also known as Lago di Piediluco, reveals wide, seemingly-unending curves around towering mountains in central Italy. The views suggest a quiet retreat away from it all, with sunny beaches and a…

Lake Idro

Set against the backdrop of medieval villages, sailboats glide across the surface of 2,768-acre Lake Idro. No engines over 10HP are allowed on the beautiful northern Italian lake in the Lombardy region. The absence of large motor boats makes it…

San Ruffino Lake

Shore View of San Ruffino Lake

Every year San Ruffino Lake disappears, shrinking back to the river it originally was. Wildlife returns to explore the river’s shore and forage in the land that was lake bottom. The seasons change again and slowly the lake refills, reclaiming…

Lake Orta

Shore View of Lake Orta

Described by 19th century French novelist Honere Balzac as a “grey pearl in a green jewel box,” Lake Orta in the Piedmont region of Italy has been the muse of poets, writers and philosophers for hundreds of years. Inspired by…

Lake Massaciuccoli

Panoramic View of Lake Massaciuccoli

A lone kayaker glides across the water of 1,680-acre Lake Massaciuccoli, his boat cutting through the white water lilies that grow thick around the shore. He shares the shallow coastal lake with a pair of grebes dipping their black-capped heads…

Lake Iseo

Scenic View of Lake Iseo

A ferry glides across 15,271-acre Lake Iseo to arrive at the dock on Monte Isola. Passengers with packages and bicycles climb off the ferry; curiously absent, however, are cars. No vehicles are allowed on the 1,062-acre island in the middle…

Lake Nemi

Sunset Over Lake Nemi

As small and sweet as the wild strawberries that crowd its hillsides, 410-acre Lake Nemi is a hidden jewel tucked away in the Alban Hills. Treasured for thousands of years and revered as sacred, it is a little lake with…

Lake Vico

Sunset Over Lake Vico

Legends say that Lake Vico was created when Hercules thrust his club into the earth. When he removed it, a stream filled the depression with water creating the lake in the Lazio region of Italy. Lake Vico’s actual birth is…

Lake Bracciano

Shore View of Lake Bracciano

Flocks of sailboats glide across the surface of Lake Bracciano in the Lazio region of Italy. The sails, ranging from pristine white to bright colors worthy of spring dresses, fill with air and push the boats over the 14.085-acre lake.…

Lake Albano

Panoramic View of Lake Albano

Sitting on the patio of the restaurant overlooking 472-acre Lake Albano with the week stretching in front of her, she can hardly believe she is finally here celebrating her holiday in the Lazio region of Italy. The white wine in…

Lake Bolsena

Shore View of Lake Bolsena

Held in the volcanic crater like a jewel in its setting, 28,032-acre Lake Bolsena sparkles in central Italy. Over hundreds of thousands of years the crater’s walls have softened gradually, eroding to flat beaches and gently rolling hills holding medieval…

Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano Summer

Lake Lugano, which curls through southeastern Switzerland just south of the Swiss Alps and borders northern Italy, features the best of both of these countries and cultures. The lake region enjoys northern Italy’s warm Mediterranean climate for three seasons of…