3 reasons why you should visit the Italian lakes

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Written by Nigel Simpkins

If you want a change of pace from your normal life, whether that’s the stress of uni study or the hectic 9-5 job, the Italian Lakes are the perfect spot for you to slow down, relax and check out from real life for a little while.

It has everything you’d expect from a chilled holiday, with plenty of sunshine, beautiful photogenic views, good food and plenty of activities to keep you busy. Let’s take a closer look at some things you should add to your to-do list when visiting the Italian Lakes this summer:

Visit Villa Serbelloni

Sometimes referred to as ‘the pearl of Lake Como’, Villa Serbelloni has a rich history. The magnificent building and grounds were built in the 15th century and has since played host to important figures like Leonardo da Vinci and Queen Victoria.

It now belongs to the Rockefeller Foundation and is used by artists and scientists all over the world, but you can visit the gardens for the day and admire the splendid views of the building amongst the rare and exotic plants and beautiful terraces.

Swim in Lake Garda

The largest of the Italian Lakes, Garda is bordered by the regions of Lombardy, Trentino and the Veneto, so it’s great if you want to experience what the different areas of northern Italy have to offer.

Lake Garda is also the cleanest of the lakes and that’s why it’s so popular for swimming. Water sports enthusiasts might also like to try windsurfing and sailing, or you could put on your walking boots and climb the hills north of Riva del Garda to admire the scenery.

Go hiking at Mottarone Peak

If you want to put your photography skills into practice, a stunning spot to do this is at the peak of Mount Mottarone.

Found in the western alps of north-west Italy, you can access it by car (there’s a toll road leading up to it) or by the cable cars on the north side of the town of Stresa. Fans of hiking can also go on foot, along one of the many marked trails.

From the peak, you can get a gorgeous panoramic view of all seven lakes if it’s a clear day, as well as the dramatic backdrop of the Alps. It’s a breath-taking view that needs to be seen to be believed!

If you’re looking for a break from everyday life, heading to the Italian Lakes could be the perfect opportunity. You’ll never be short of things to do, particularly if you choose to book with holiday experts like Eurocamp, who offer a unique camping experience that helps you get the most from your summer holiday. After a week or two relaxing in the sunshine, you won’t want to go back to real life!