THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND INSTAGRAMMABLE LAKES WHERE TO SPEND THE WEEKEND. HERE ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, FUN AND SUPER PHOTOGRAPHED PLACES.WHAT TO DO AND WHAT TO SEE.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND INSTAGRAMMABLE LAKES WHERE TO SPEND THE WEEKEND
For a weekend out of town, you don’t always need to go too far. Not far from the main Italian cities there are beautiful places, often hidden or unknown, where to relax, stay in a particular hotel, enjoy good food and local specialties, stroll, do activities, have fun thanks to the many attractions , sunbathing and if you are a lover of photos indulge in this passion immortalizing fantastic views and breathtaking views.
In Italy and in Europe we are rich in wonderful lakes where to spend a pleasant weekend. Here are the most beautiful and instagrammable lakes where to spend the weekend.
What characterizes it are the islands, villas, hotels, gardens and breathtaking landscapes
To see on Lake Maggiore:
Borromean islands , reachable by boat.
One of the most popular tourist attractions, the Laveno cable car is a recommended destination to see splendid views.
Alpyland Mottarone is a hilarious attraction on Lake Garda above Stresa from which to admire an incredible view of the lake.
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Villa Taranto with its opening from March until November, one of the most beautiful botanical parks in the world.
Arona and its fortress.
Cannobio , blue flag for the quality of its waters and beaches
The most important center is the City of Como , to visit absolutely.
The Como – Brunate funicular connects the lake to the mountain, and offers a beautiful view of Como and its lake from above. The journey begins in a gallery and then continues outside where the two small carriages climb up a steep hillside allowing one to witness a splendid panorama.
Bellagio. Charming town, known for its enchanting position and the characteristic historic center, the so-called ” pearl of Lake Como “
Cernobbio. In addition to the enchanting views, it is known for the presence of many prestigious villas.Villa Erba, Villa d’Este, Villa Bernasconi, Villa pizzo.
The Castle of Sirmione is a suggestive fortress directly overlooking the lake, which is accessed via a drawbridge over the waters.
In sirmione you can walk in its spectacular city center, spend a day at the spa, in sirmione you can enjoy a wonderful water to take a bath and relax in its little beaches, where it seems to be at the sea. Jamaica beach the most beautiful.
In some places you can enjoy the thermal water that comes directly from the Spa.
Riva del Garda , in Trentino, is one of the northernmost towns of Lake Garda and enjoys a special charm.Here, in fact, the lake narrows and wedges itself between the high rocky walls of Monte Rocchetta: the water is colder and bluer, the view reflects the nearby Dolomites
The Vittoriale degli Italiani is the burial place of Gabriele D’Annunzio and a true citadel he wanted
Limone sul Garda is one of the oldest and best preserved centers overlooking Lake Garda. lemons dominate this small pearl of Garda. Lemon has always been known for the cultivation of citrus fruits. Here it is also possible to walk along a wonderful cycle path overlooking the lake.
Gardaland, the largest amusement park in Italy, with more than 35 themed attractions for young and old who get rich every year: the park is located in Castelnuovo del Garda, in the province of Verona.
But it is not the only one because on the lake you will also find another theme park:
The Worlds of CanevaWorld Resort
Here is the site: https://www.canevaworld.it/en/
The Marmitte dei Giganti are a true marvel of nature; those of Torbole are unique, because they are in excellent condition. It will seem to be in a place that mixes canyons and the lunar landscape.
Isola del Garda , also known as Isola Borghese, is the largest of the islands on Lake Garda, can be reached by boat. Here villa ferrari and its gardens
” Le Grotte” , as this Roman House was called before excavations in the 15th century, are actually the well-preserved remains of a Roman villa built in the 1st century AD
Parco natura viva , safari park in Bussolengo.
Here is the site:
Super panoramic roads are the Ponale road and the Busatte –Tempesta path.
A boat ride is one of the things to do absolutely on Lake Garda. I would recommend one of the most classic tours that starts from Riva del Garda, touches Malcesine, continues to Limone and then returns to Riva del Garda. This tour can be easily done in a day and you can buy the day ticket for the Alto Lago.
Lake Ledro and museum of the stilt houses
Lake of Braies
In summer the Braies Lake is emerald in color, in winter it is covered with a blanket of ice and snow. No-one else offers the natural visual spectacle offered by this lake in every season!
In the marvelous setting of the Dolomites overlooking the lake.
An essential experience is to take a ride on wooden boats.
Lake of Molveno
A beautiful Lake in the Trentino Alto Adige, where you can enjoy nature trails, skiing, relaxing on its beaches.
Even here there are plenty of attractions:
The Molveno-Pradel cable car
The Forest Park , an adventure trail theme park. For young and old.
Lago di Fedaia and Marmolada, in Trentino, in the province of Belluno.
It is a lake in the Dolomites. This artificial lake collects the waters of the Marmolada glacier, giving a beautiful landscape.
Lake of Fusine
In the Julian Alps.
The basin of the Fusine Lakes, known for its beauty, is one of the most naturalistic places of the entire Alpine chain. The extraordinary charm of the place, characterized by lush forests and imposing mountains, attracts thousands of visitors a year.
Lake of Carezza
It is an alpine lake near Bolzano, in Alto Adige, called the rainbow lake, for its wonderful colors.
One of the most beautiful in the Dolomites : all around there are splendid fir forests and in its crystal clear waters the Latemar massif is reflected, which gives the surrounding environment a touch of magic, not to be missed
Lake Hallstatt in Austria
A jewel that UNESCO could not but include it in the list of world heritage sites. When you always get to find yourself a fairyland, its village with houses overlooking the lake create an incredible magical atmosphere that makes you fall in love at a glance.
Lake of Thun in Switzerland
It is a lake in the Canton of Brera in Switzerland.
An imposing castle dominates the hill on which stands the town of Thun, a symbolic image that makes it known as one of the most visited destinations in Switzerland, especially in the summer.
a few years ago in the summer, a large floating stage was used above its surface to use the Bernese Alps as a backdrop, where international musicals were performed.
Lago di Serre Poncon French Alps Italy border
A wonderful expanse of water, surrounded by mountain ranges. A real sea in the mountains!
Beautiful landscape with the interweaving of blue waters and the gray-green of the mountain peaks around. Beaches directly on the lake where to sunbathe and for the bravest take a bath and after a stop for a picnic, equipped restaurants and a boat to take a trip on the lake, to the spring up to the dam. To see absolutely. Savin le lac is the main town where there are many sporting activities that can be done like swimming, sailing and fishing, but also trekking, mountain biking, horseback riding or climbing.
Crater lake in Iceland
Among the most beautiful lakes I could not name this!
In Iceland do not miss the visit to the kerid crater a beautiful blue lake formed inside the crater of an extinct volcano. An incredible show
Lake Geneva between France and Switzerland
Ideal for romantic cruises, Lake Geneva is partly surrounded by the terraced vineyards of Lavaux and La Côte while the majestic Alps dominate the panorama ..
Geneva and Lausanne are the most important cities that get wet on the lake.
Yvoire, this wonderful village is one of the pearls of Lake Geneva ..
Lago du Verdon in France
In Provence there is one of the most photographed lakes in recent years.
For those who love uncontaminated nature, the Verdon lakes represent a true corner of paradise: pure air, dense forests and bright green waters, ideal for practicing all kinds of water sports, swimming or simply sunbathing on pebble beaches.
In Sainte-Croix de Verdon , a delicate village with stone walls and lots of flowers, you can rent windsurf boards, small boats to explore the lake, kayaks and rowing boats.
In Allemagne-en-Provence don’t miss a fairytale castle, the Chateau d’Allemagne where you can also stay.
Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia
They are Unesco Heritage.
The peculiarity of this park is made up of the lakes: 16 lakes fed by 2 large rivers, the White River and the Black River, which flow into the Korana river through underground springs and connected to each other by small and large waterfalls.
The park is divided into two areas: the upper part and the lower part: all these areas are within walking distance but you can also use the train and park boats.
The path is spectacular, immersed in nature and descending along dozens of waterfalls and ponds with water that amazes with its transparency and its colors that seem really emerald green.
Some points are connected by boats and ferries.
And then equipped areas, restaurants and bars where you can stop.
Lake Bled in Slovenia
Fairytale Lake. Two hours drive from Trieste.
An atmosphere suspended in time, between snow-capped peaks and silent landscapes, a ride on the “pletna”, the traditional boat typical of Bled make this destination, a much sought after romantic getaway.
A 6 km long path around the lake is ideal for a walk or a bike ride. The trail also leads to scenic hills – to the Grajski grič hill and the surrounding hills with beautiful views. Take a break on one of the benches, enjoy the view of the lake with an island watching the ducks and swans play in the water. A much loved activity is rowing.
Lake of Konigsee in Germany
The lake of the King.
The chapel dedicated to St. Bartholomew (St. Bartholomä) stands out among the waters and the mountains, famous for its colorful domes and considered one of the most precious baroque monuments in Upper Bavaria.
The navigation of the Königssee, strongly recommended to fully enjoy its beauty and listen to the famous echo, is based on ecological principles: 21 electric motor boats, invite tourists to a pleasant trip.
With the boat you can get to Salet, to reach, after a short 10-minute walk, the Obersee, the small lake nestled between the rocks from where you can admire the Röthbach waterfall, the highest in Germany.