"Lago d'Idro" Lago d' Idro by nighthawk

Lago d' Idro Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 10 photos

At 370 metres above sea level, this is the highest lake in Lombardy. Lake Idro, formed by the Chiese river, is long and narrow and was an ancient sea fjord in the Pliocene era, with a maximum depth of 122 meters. It was transformed into an artificial reservoir for irrigation and electric energy production in 1932. From the post-war period it is a tourist area particularly appreciated by campers

We had to cross several mountains before we reached Lago d'Idro but it sure was worth the travel.
High up I had this view on the lake but because of the time of the day the lighting is rather poorly.

A boat is a boat is a boat, ah well, cycling a bike boat was kinda fun .. good for tanning too ! ;-)

We walked a little through the village but our second child felt poorly and besides that, the sun was a pain!
Hahaha, we did not mind at all to rest some on the grass near the lake.

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  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2006 at 10:07 AM

    nice to see the pics, planning to be here in a couple of weeks time

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2006 at 9:41 AM

    We ran short of time to visit this lake! Thanks for the virtual visit!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2005 at 10:16 PM

    Mmm, I was planning to go there but ran out of time. Will definitely pencil it in for 2006. Thanks for the info.


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