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5 magnificent lakes to discover in Veneto

Veneto is a region with extraordinary naturalistic gems. Its territory is varied and full of places to explore, ideal for holidaymakers who like to enjoy naturalistic panoramas interspersed with culturally lively villages and cities .

There are many lakes in the Veneto and some are particularly large, such as that of Garda , which almost makes you feel like you are at the seaside. You can choose lakes hidden in the mountains to reach via impervious paths or quiet lakes on which to have a family picnic. There is something for all tastes, so let's start immediately to explore some of the most beautiful lakes to discover in Veneto.

The king of all Italian lakes: Lake Garda

So large that you will feel like you are at the seaside, Lake Garda divides the regions of Veneto, Lombardy and Trentino Alto-Adige. The Venetian coast, in this case, is known as Riva degli Ulivi which recalls the typical cultivations of this hilly area. The Venetian coast is the most interesting and popular and includes picturesque towns such as Peschiera del Garda , also known as Little Venice, and Malcesine , another village waiting to be discovered.

Not just a lake therefore, the Venetian coast of Garda truly has a multitude of experiences to offer. Romantic and evocative, this bathing area has equipped beaches and free beaches, ideal for romantic weekends but also for mountain bike excursions and water sports.

Mis Lake in the Belluno Dolomites National Park

If you are looking for a lake particularly appreciated for its natural beauty then Lake Mis is the right one, perfect for those who want to visit the Belluno Dolomites . Despite being inside a natural park, it is an artificial lake which however maintains a wild appearance and is located in a unique and little-known natural context; therefore, reserved for those who love nature.

It is located between the towns of Gosaldo and Sospirolo and is surrounded by green meadows and an atmosphere of pure relaxation. Nearby there are also the Cadini del Brenton, a cluster of natural pools and the Soffia waterfall . You will be able to explore this entire area and immerse yourself in the secrets of these woods, even if you cannot bathe in these waters.

Lake Misurina immersed in the Cadore Dolomites

We are in the upper province of Belluno, a fairytale place surrounded by the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites. Here, Lake Misurina appears in all its splendor, emanating breathtaking beauty. Misurina is located at a height of 1756 metres, the highest hamlet in the municipality of Auronzo, north-east of Cortina d'Ampezzo , a destination often reached by those wishing to set off on a tour of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo.

Here you can admire the legendary three peaks reflected on the smooth and calm surface of Lake Misurina, with its silvery reflections and iconic beauty. In the summer months, Lake Misurina allows you to swim and it is also possible to walk around this extraordinary lake of glacial origin to admire it in all its aspects.

A holiday on Lake Alleghe

In the southern area of ​​Cortina d'Ampezzo there is the village of Alleghe characterized by the small lake of the same name. This area has been famous for being a holiday resort since the 19th century. A holiday in Alleghe is ideal for all those who love the mountains but don't want to miss the opportunity to stop in a calm and quiet town located on the shores of the lake.

This lake is extraordinary not only for its natural beauty but also because it can be navigated by boat and pedalo , it is possible to bathe in its waters in specially equipped beaches and in winter it transforms into a naturalistic ice rink with a view of the mountains. Even walking around the lake offers pleasant scenery for a stay full of relaxation and discovery.

Federa Lake: a body of water in the Ampezzo mountains

At the foot of Monte Corda there is this suggestive Federa lake , an essential destination for those staying in Cortina d'Ampezzo. A body of water located at 2000 meters above sea level and which represents a daydream. Surrounded by high altitude pastures and groves, it is perfect for those who love the shining effect of the lakes in which the Dolomite peaks and the plants that change color with every season are reflected. Reaching this lake means taking rather arduous but ideal paths for experts, but the view once you reach its shores is absolutely worth it.

How to visit the lakes of Veneto?

To visit the lakes of the Veneto and enjoy their beauty, a single day trip is not enough, getting lost in nature, skirting the most beautiful shores and finding peace and relaxation is an experience that truly has no rivals nowadays.

To fully enjoy the freedom given by nature and a trip out of town, the best advice you can receive is to book an apartment online so as to reduce your budget and be able to dedicate your energy only to having fun.


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