As well as amazing historical sites, a fascinating culture and delicious cuisine, Italy is also famous for its stunning landscape, particularly in the north of the country where there are spectacular Alpine lakes. The most beautiful lakes are Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore and Lake Como. The lakes are situated in extremely beautiful parts of the country, the Alpine scenery is jaw dropping there are many lovely villages in the area with cobblestone streets and Italian architecture.
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The town of Bellagio, on Lake Como is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. It is located in the middle of the lake facing west and is a wonderful place to stay. Lake Como is surrounded by snow-capped mountains providing incredible vistas. A boat trip on the lake to its lakeside villages is a wonderful way to spend the day. There also many watersport activities on the lake and plenty of opportunities to go hiking in the spectacular Alpine countryside.
Lake Maggiore is another incredible lake that is nestled in beautiful Alpine scenery, there are many hiking options in the region, the resort town of Stresa, which was visited regularly by Ernest Hemingway is the perfect place to stay. Lake Garda is another stunning lake, it is easy to get to from the city of Verona where are are plenty of excellent Verona hotels. The lake has beautiful views of the mountains at the north of the lake and there are many amazing attractions, such as the Borromeo Islands at the centre of the lake, famous botanical gardens and beautiful castles and historical sites.
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and has many fascinating historical sites that visitors can enjoy, such as the beautiful castle and Roman ruins. The lake is set amid the stunning Dolomite Mountains with no shortage of walking trails to enjoy. Lake Garda has plenty of activities at the narrow north end of the lake, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, mountain biking, and climbing.