The Italian Lakes

Posted on September 21, 2013. Filed under: Italy, Travel | Tags: , |

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We’re just back from our trip which included the Italian Lakes Region.  These lakes are beautiful and interesting for a few reasons.  They have been important to the area for thousands of years so there is a lot of activity all around each of these lakes.  They have quintessential Italian villages dotting their shores and hillsides.  These lakes are primarily long and skinny in shape so sometimes they seem more like rivers and they have huge cliffs along their shores, some belonging to actual mountains.

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There are a multitude of activities in the lakes region.  Hang gliding is popular from the mountain tops.  Hiking and shopping also rank high.  The ferry boats are efficient, enjoyable and inexpensive for getting across the waters to explore different areas.  Bellagio lives up to its reputation as a touristy shopping paradise.  But we also found it to offer a quiet haven for a beer and an espresso at the waterfront after a stroll along its beautifully landscaped promenade.

Travel - Italian Lakes 4I love the complimentary chips and jumbo olives too!

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