The charm of Brescia’s lakes in the winter

The magic of winter lands on Brescia’s lakes, with new landscapes all to discover and opportunities for fun and relaxation in a peaceful, quiet atmosphere.

Lakes Garda, Idro and Iseo: the three lakes are ready to welcome you during the winter for a romantic getaway or a family walk immersed in the charm of unique views and evocative sunsets.

The many facets of Lake Garda

From the busiest towns – Desenzano, Sirmione, Salò – to the castles of Valtènesi to the typical quiet of Upper Garda towns – Gargnano, Tignale, Tremosine, Limone sul Garda – Lake Garda never disappoints!

Salò - ©VisitBrescia ph Michele Rossetti

The centre of Desenzano is wonderful, with the characteristic Porto Vecchio that in the winter season is enriched by new nuances. But other treats await along the coast, such as the snow-capped villages of Upper Lake Garda.

Tignale in inverno

Lake Idro and its treasures

A small jewel set among the mountains at 368 meters above sea level, Lake Idro is an ideal destination for a rejuvenating stopover amidst magnificent glimpses of winter charm.

Lago d'Idro d'inverno

Here, you’ll be able to find the peace you seek, breathing in the lake air at the top of your lungs as you indulge in a stroll along the upgraded trails of Anfo, Ponte Caffaro, Lemprato and Crone.

A little further up, along the road leading to Maniva, Bagolino, is a must-stop. This stunning medieval town is famous for Bagòss cheese and popular traditional events like Bagolino Borgo dei Presepi (nativity scenes) and Bagolino Carnival.

The ancient villages of Lake Iseo

This land combines the charm of ancient villages with the comfort of a modern stay.

Just a short walk from the main shopping areas, dotted with excellent restaurants, Lake Iseo boasts locations capable of creating unforgettable emotions. Among the most popular are Monte Isola with its magical, timeless atmosphere.

Iseo, con luci natalizie

A stop in Iseo with its lakeside boardwalk is highly recommended, as is Pisogne, which is increasingly appreciated for its enchanting old town and important art, such as Romanino’s frescoes in the Church of Santa Maria della Neve.

How can you not be amazed by this view? Lake Iseo is the backdrop of Piramidi di Zone, the magical “fairy chimneys”: a natural work of art nestled in a basin at the foot of Mount Guglielmo, with unparalleled views of the water.