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Five of the most beautiful lakes and rivers in Italy

We share some of the most serene Italian landscape locations


Italy has a strong reputation as a picturesque country. From its ancient roots to the rolling countryside, there are countless factors which attract people. Thinking more aesthetically, we have picked five of the best rivers and lakes around the country that you simply need to visit to appreciate in all their glory!

Adige river, South Tyrol - The Adige stems from Alpine mountain lakes and flows southwards through the Venosta Valley. The best places to catch gorgeous sights of the flowing waters is at the Ponte Pietra bridge at the heart of Verona in the evening time to catch the sunset.

Lake Garda, Northern Italy - Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake spanning multiple regions. There are a number of quaint, lakeside towns to stay at and the ancient ruins of the Roman Grottoes of Catullus Sirmione, belonging to the Latin poet Gaius Valerius Catullus. Lake Garda is a huge tourist attraction.

Lake Como, Lombardy – The blue waters of Lake Como have been attracting visitors for centuries. The town locals of Bellagio, Como and Menaggio are lucky enough to live within walking distance to some of the most picturesque locations for cycling and walking, not to mention taking the perfect photograph of the meandering mountaintops!

Alcantara river, Sicily - A thousand years of flowing water have created the gorges of the Alcantara river, chiseled into the basalt base. A number of cold pools sit at the gorge with crystal clear waters as an amazing naturally occuring phenomenon.

The Grand Canal, Venice – Perhaps one of the most famous waterways in Venice, The Grand Canal is renowned for snaking its way through the city between buildings from San Marco Basilica to Santa Chiara Church. The romantic gondolas are an icon of the city and give the city the rustic Italian feeling we adore to this day.

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