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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Lake Idro, Italy your home away from home

Situated within both the provinces of Brescia and Trento, Lake Idro is a glacial lake that is surrounded by dense woodland. On its steep banks lie several small towns and villages such as Idro, Crone, Bagolino and Vesta, which make ideal destinations for a relaxing break, with their laid-back atmospheres and traditional Italian way of life. For those not content with simply relaxing, there are a huge number of energetic activities to enjoy on the land, water and in the skies.

Things to do in Lake Idro, Italy

Many people head to self-catering accommodation in Lake Idro to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. The vast majority of the holiday rental options in the area are well equipped, meaning you can be fully self-sufficient, and spend more time relaxing, taking in the stunning views of the area and enjoying your holiday in Lake Idro.

The area is blessed with an unspoilt rocky landscape, which is perfect for those who fancy something a little bit more active. Walking, hiking, climbing, horse riding and mountain biking are all easily arranged, and when the snow falls in the depths of winter the area becomes the choice of many skiers, with both cross-country and small downhill runs available.

There are also many opportunities for activities on Lake Idro itself, such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing and fishing. Once you have explored the land and the water, take to the skies! The breathtaking scenery of the area makes it a perfect spot for a parachute jump or paragliding.

Places to visit on holiday in Lake Idro, Italy

After you have selected your base in Lake Idro it is strongly recommended that you explore the nearby villages and towns to make the most of your stay. Suggested stop-offs in the Brescia region of Lake Idro include cheese-making Bagolino, the quaint villages of Anfo and Idro, and the historical town of Breno – which is home to an important archaeological museum that houses a large number of works by Italian painters. Those that wish to explore further afield should consider a trip to Lake Garda, which offers more of the same, but a greater range of tourist attractions due to its far bigger size.

Weather in Lake Idro, Italy

The weather in the Lake Idro region is a diverse one, and can vary depending on how high up in the mountains you are. Summer temperatures are warm, and can easily reach 30C on the hotter days. Spring and autumn are both more than pleasant, and are also less crowded times to visit. Winters are much cooler, with crisp, clear skies and an average temperature of 5C.

Flights to Lake Idro, Italy

Orio al Serio Airport (BGY) at Bergamo is 60km from Lake Idro, and can be reached from a number of UK airports via Ryanair and Jet2 Brescia Airport (VBS) is an identical distance from Lake Idro, and represents a viable alternative – though only receives one direct flight from the UK (Ryanair – London Stansted).

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                                                                                                      Lake Idro Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      It was lovely to swim in the lake every day and jump off the pontoon. The house ...

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                                                                                                      It was lovely to swim in the lake every day and jump off the pontoon. The house though small is nice and friendly to all ages. I love the terrace and the view. (Ellie, age 7) Best feature of house the terrace facing east across the lake, completely secluded. You can eat outside even if it's raining as long as it stays warm. Galley kitchen about par for holiday house good cooker, enough storage (with a bit of rearranging). Why no lids for saucepans? A kettle would have been nice (especially for Brits) also a small sharp paring knife and some kitchen scissors. Fridge only has small freezer compartment. None of these small defects bothered us much. No Wi-Fi in house relied on smartphone for internet (reception generally OK). A DVD player would be good for rainy afternoons we brought DVDs which children watched on laptop. The owner's daughter met us and showed us round and was really friendly and helpful. The lake is very close -- ideal for our children (ages 9 and 7). Swimming is best in the morning in the afternoon the wind gets up then around early evening it calms down again. We were there in mid-August and it rained four days out of the six we were there, but we still enjoyed the lake and the fabulous view. There's a pedalo which you get to use two days (it's shared with other properties) -- but beware as it's quite heavy to haul back up onto the shore! Not much noise -- you can hear some traffic from main road but nothing to alarm a city dweller. No mosquitoes (to our surprise too high up?) and only the odd midge. We brought loads of insect repellent which went virtually unused. Access is tricky and it's not a place to pop in and out of in the car a narrow road with hairpin bends leads down to the property, but parking when you get there is no problem. Basically we stayed put and shopped locally in Ponte Caffaro. The only excursion we made was to Bagolino in the hills above us--again a bit of a hairy drive, but we are timid souls. The views from Bagolino are tremendous. Rocca d'Anfo close by looks like an interesting place to visit but we missed it because it's only open at weekends and we didn't realize till too late. It's ideal for a holiday if you want peace and quiet it wouldn't be a great base for excursions.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2015