The Italian Alps and Pre-Alps around Lake Garda are the realm of small mountain lakes.
Just over an hour’s drive from Sirmione is the enchanting Lake Idro, which reflects the green of the surrounding woods and is overlooked by the historic Rocca d’Anfo.
In Trentino, Lake Ledro is a cool treasure trove of meadows, beaches and sporting opportunities.
A little further north, the turquoise waters of Lake Tenno lie near the medieval village of Canale di Tenno.
Lake Toblino, with its impressive castle, offers a fairytale atmosphere of times gone by.