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Here are the 12 lakes we have listed within Italy - compared by Largest Lakes - Water Volume.

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Lake Name Volume in acre-feet Lake Description
Lake Garda
(Lombardy, Italy / Veneto, Italy)
39,749,268 Lake Garda Pictures Lake Garda Message Forums Also known as: Garda Lake, Lago di Garda
Lake Garda, or Lago di Garda in Italian, is the largest lake in Italy, sprawling over 90,000 acres with beautiful vistas. To the north, the lake is graced by the mystical Dolomites, whose awkward and angular rock formations, towering at heights close to 10,000 feet, and soul-inspiring beauty earned ...
Lake Maggiore
(Lombardy, Italy / Piedmont, Italy / Ticino, Switzerland)
29,996,388 Lake Maggiore Pictures Lake Maggiore Message Forums Lake Maggiore, also known as Verbano, is Italy's second largest lake. Although not quite as popular as the well-known Lake Como, the beautifully romantic Lake Maggiore has charms all of its own and beckons travelers from all over the world. Italy is not the only country that has a claim to Lake Maggiore; ...
Lake Como
(Lombardy, Italy)
18,241,047 Lake Como Pictures One of the most recognizable and visited European lakes, Lake Como -- also known as the Lago di Como -- snuggles into the mountains and valleys of the Lombardy region of Italy. With over 36,000 acres and almost 1,350 feet deep, it is the third largest lake in Italy and one of the deepest lakes in Europe. ...
Lake Bolsena
(Lazio, Italy)
7,458,561 Lake Bolsena Pictures Lake Bolsena Message Forums Also known as: Lago di Bolsena
Held in the volcanic crater like a jewel in its setting, 28,032-acre Lake Bolsena sparkles in central Italy. Over hundreds of thousands of years the crater's walls have softened gradually, eroding to flat beaches and gently rolling hills holding medieval fishing villages. The rich volcanic soil supports ...
Lake Iseo
(Lombardy, Italy)
6,161,420 Lake Iseo Pictures Lake Iseo Message Forums Also known as: Lago d'Iseo
A ferry glides across 15,271-acre Lake Iseo to arrive at the dock on Monte Isola. Passengers with packages and bicycles climb off the ferry; curiously absent, however, are cars. No vehicles are allowed on the 1,062-acre island in the middle of Lake Iseo, so there is nothing to mar the charm and quiet ...
Lake Lugano
(Lombardy, Italy / Ticino, Switzerland)
5,269,635 Lake Lugano Pictures Lake Lugano Message Forums Also known as: Lago di Lugano, Ceresio
Lake Lugano, which curls through southeastern Switzerland just south of the Swiss Alps and borders northern Italy, features the best of both of these countries and cultures. The lake region enjoys northern Italy's warm Mediterranean climate for three seasons of the year, and outdoor recreation choices ...
Lake Orta
(Piedmont, Italy)
1,053,927 Lake Orta Pictures Lake Orta Message Forums Also known as: Lago d'Orta
Described by 19th century French novelist Honere Balzac as a "grey pearl in a green jewel box," Lake Orta in the Piedmont region of Italy has been the muse of poets, writers and philosophers for hundreds of years. Inspired by the 4,482-acre lake's beauty, Frederich Nietzsche used it as a writer's retreat ...
Montedoglio Lake
(Tuscany, Italy)
115,527 Montedoglio Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lago di Montedoglio, Lake Montedoglio
Lake Montedoglio is nestled in the Province of Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy. Although Lake Montedoglio was created for irrigation and as a water source for drinking, recreational activities are abundant and include fishing, canoeing and windsurfing. Horseback riding, walking and mountain biking are popular ...
Lake Idro
(Lombardy, Italy)
27,159 Lake Idro Message Forums Also known as: Lago d'Idro, Eridio
Set against the backdrop of medieval villages, sailboats glide across the surface of 2,768-acre Lake Idro. No engines over 10HP are allowed on the beautiful northern Italian lake in the Lombardy region. The absence of large motor boats makes it a favorite with sailors and windsurfers as well as swimmers ...
Sabaudia Lake
(Lazio, Italy)
11,350 Sabaudia Lake Pictures Sabaudia Lake Message Forums Also known as: Paola Lake, Lago di Sabaudia
Italy's Sabaudia Lake has plenty of friendly neighbors, from a city to the north, a national park to the south and the cool, coastal breeze from the sea, a mere 200 yards to the west. Also known as Paola Lake or Lago di Sabaudia, this 964-acre body of water is set along the coast of middle Italy, in ...
Lake Massaciuccoli
(Tuscany, Italy)
8,918 Lake Massaciuccoli Pictures Lake Massaciuccoli Message Forums Also known as: Lago di Massaciuccoli, Lake Puccini
A lone kayaker glides across the water of 1,680-acre Lake Massaciuccoli, his boat cutting through the white water lilies that grow thick around the shore. He shares the shallow coastal lake with a pair of grebes dipping their black-capped heads into the water for fish. In the reeds a heron is also ...
San Ruffino Lake
(Marche, Italy)
2,027 San Ruffino Lake Pictures San Ruffino Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lago di San Ruffino
Every year San Ruffino Lake disappears, shrinking back to the river it originally was. Wildlife returns to explore the river's shore and forage in the land that was lake bottom. The seasons change again and slowly the lake refills, reclaiming the space that was previously its own. As the years pass ...


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