Nature, but also art, history and fun. In Piemonte the lake tourism deserves unexpected surprises, first of all thanks to the wide range of sport activities to practice: from the sailing to rowing, water ski, kitesurf, diving or just a refreshing swim. Along the shores and in the beautiful nature reserves you can choose between horse riding and golf, yoga, hiking and mountain biking, hang gliding and paragliding on the surrounding hills.
In the Verbano Cusio Ossola area, together with the enchanting Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta, a true pearl to discover is the Mergozzo Lake with the homonymous village and a famous two-Michelin-star restaurant. Small in size, the lake reaches a depth of about 74 meters and is among the cleanest in Italy, an ideal destination for many sport fishing enthusiasts.
For trekking lovers there’s a true treasure of alpine lakes, starting from the Ossola Valley’s lakes to the many outstanding lakes on the shadows of Monviso mount, in High Po Valley, in the province of Cuneo.
The Mucrone Lake, near the Sanctuary of Oropa, in the province of Biella, can be reached by cable car from the village at the foot of Mount Mucrone. In Winter, the area is perfect for ski and cross-country skiing.
In the Susa Valley, at the gates of Torino, the Natural Park of the Avigliana Lakes includes the Great Lake and the Small Lake, together with the pristine Moncenisio reservoir. Among the most popular destination outside Torino, the ancient town of Avigliana is extended between the lake and the surrounding Alps.
Not far from Torino the Lake Candia, a naturalistic protected area very close to the Ivrea Morainic Amphiteatre, is a truly charming oasis for walking, trekking or a meditative relax tasting the specialties of the Canavese area.