Warm enough to swim in, and cool enough to enjoy, this Italian lake is one of Europe's best spots for a complete getaway.Lake Idro lies between Lago di Garda and Lago di Iseo in Italy's Brescia province. Situated in pre-Alpine mountains, it is 12 kilometres long and two kilometres wide, with a maximum depth of 122 metres. Air temperatures are warm, and the mountain breezes keep away much of the humidity and mosquitos which can affect lowland Italy in summer time.Visitors to Lake Idro apartments will usually stay in or near one of the many quaint fishing villages located on the lake's shores. Some of these villages are very old, dating back to the Middle Ages and beyond - indeed, many Roman remains have been found in the viscinity. Anyone staying in Lake Idro villas will enjoy a stroll through the historic villages of Anfo, Lemprato, and Crone, all renowned for their attractive courtyards and porticos.
Things to do during Lake Idro Holidays
One of the historical highlights of the area is the Roca d'Anfo, which was originally built as a Venetian fortress in the 15th century. French forces under Napoleon restored the fort in around 1800, and it was also used by General Giuseppe Garibaldi in his fight to unify Italy in the 1860s. There is a monument to the great patriot revolutionary and his men at Bagolino, easily accessible for anyone staying in Lake Idro villas.There are so much things to se during your holidays on Lake Idro. Maybe, you have enough time to rent a car and visit some of the most lovely places:
Travelling to Lake Garda Sirmione is the place you have to visit
For a shopping trip Brescia is very popular
But also Bergamo is a modern and lively place
Not far away from the border to Italy Davos and St.Moritz in Graubunden are waiting for a visit
For couples lovely Verona is a must-have-seen
Fishing and other watersports - Lake Idro is a suitable destination
Any fishermen who are contemplating a stay in Lake Idro apartments will be tempted by the superb fish stocks that the lake enjoys. Tourist licences for fishing in the lake are available from local post offices, and there is a great range of course fishing to be had, with chub, pike and perch to be found.As well as fishermen, anyone who enjoys water sports will find much to keep them busy during a visit to any Lake Idro villas. The wind over the lake is calm in the mornings and early afternoon, making it ideal for beginners to learn skills such as sailing. The wind picks up later on, and experts will enjoy the challenges that the lake provides in the late afternoon. Anyone looking for peace and quiet though should head to the water in the morning, when it is flat and calm. This is the best time for canoeists to explore the water and shoreline.Whether you want to explore this part of Italy's great history or simply enjoy the lake's picturesque waters and shores for what they are, a visit to Lake Idro apartments is sure to make you want to return.