You can't say you really know Italy if you haven't visited the Italian lakes. If you have never seen the charming towns bordering the lakes, creating romantic and unforgettable sceneries. Click the blue words and listen to the audio pronunciation.
Lago di Como is considered the most beautiful lake in Italy. No wonder George Clooney owns a beautiful villa in Laglio (listen to the pronunciation: it’s kind of hard), a small village on the lake coast. Visiting the lake, you should go to Isola Comacina, a small island which looks like a floating enchanted wood.
Lago di Garda is the biggest lake in Italy, it is also called Benaco. The lake is a very popular holiday destination both for Italians and foreigners. The lake has five islands and the one you might want to see is Isola Borghese (also called Isola di Garda), the biggest one, with the magnificent Venetian neogothic Villa Borghese Cavazza.
Lago Maggiore, also called Verbano, is the second-largest lake in Italy. The lake is located in Northern Italy, and it stretches to Switzerland. Lago Maggiore also has six islands called Isole Borromee. Their names are Castelli di Cannero, Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, Isolino di San Giovanni.
Lago d'Iseo is probably the least known lake in the Northern lake district, but it has recently reached a great popularity thanks to the Bulgarian artist Christo who installed The Floating Piers, a series of orange walkways. Millions of visitors have walked on its waters in June 2016. In the lake you can visit Montisola, the biggest Italian lake island. Close to Montisola, you will see Isola di Loreto, a far smaller island with a wonderful castle.
Lago d'Orta is in the region of Piemonte, in Northern Italy, and it was once called lake San Giulio. In the middle of the lake there is a small island called Isola di San Giulio, the one you can see in the picture above.
Lago di Bolsena is a lake of vulcanic origin. The lake is surrounded by trees and hills. It is in the province of Viterbo, in the region of Lazio, in Central Italy. It has few islands: the biggest is Isola Bisentina, a jewel of gardens, trees, and monuments.
Lago di Bracciano was once called lake Sabatino. This volcanic lake is in the region of Lazio, in Central Italy. The lake is very close to Roma, and it is a very popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Its castle has been the location of very high-profile weddings: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes celebrated there in their wedding in 2011.
Lago Trasimeno is the largest lake in Central Italy. It is in the province of Perugia, in the Umbria region. The lake has three islands, the biggest is Isola Maggiore, the only one with inhabitants: just 18 residents.