The lakes of Piedmont: discover them with the Hotel Plaza

Walks and excursions, diving, plunges, water skiing, canoeing or simply relaxing: the lakes of Piedmont are a beautiful attraction, all to be experienced and discovered.

Piedmont offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature from small expanses of water nestled among the Piedmontese mountains to large lakes full of activities to do, even remaining a few steps from the city, also enjoying splendid views of the surrounding villages, castles and mountains.

Whether it’s a short weekend or a long holiday, here are the most beautiful lakes in Piedmont that you should visit during your stay at Hotel Plaza.

Avigliana lakes

The Avigliana lakes, a few kilometres from Turin, are the perfect destination for a trip out of town. As part of the Natural Park, they offer many paths where you can admire a great variety of flora and fauna: the most interesting path, in the shape of an eight, allows you to go around the two lakes and enjoy all the beauty of the landscape.

Address: Avigliana (TO)

Sirio lake

The Sirio lake, of glacial origin, is the biggest of the five lakes of Ivrea and the only one to be fed by a spring. Equipped with beach resorts, a free beach, benches and picnic areas and with a nature trail that leads to the discovery of the beautiful landscape of the area, the Sirio lake is perfect for a trip outside the city, especially on the hottest summer days.

Address: between the municipalities of Chiaverano and Ivrea

Viverone lake

The Viverone lake is the third largest lake in Piedmont after Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta, and it’s a pleasant and suggestive destination for lovers of water sports, birdwatching and nature, thanks to the numerous paths and woods in the south-western part. Moreover, the lake is an important archaeological site, whose finds are now preserved at the Museum of Antiquities of Turin and the Museum of the Biella Territory.

Address: Viverone (BI)

Lake Orta

Lake Orta, located among the green of the Alps and the woods of the hills, is the ideal destination for families and couples in search of relaxation, but also for young people and sports lovers who enjoy nature. The lake offers a spectacular natural landscape, full of picturesque villages and ancient ports with a romantic atmosphere and unforgettable panoramic balconies, where there is the enchanting San Giulio Island, which rises right inside the lake.

Address: Orta San Giulio (NO)

Mergozzo lake

The Mergozzo lake, small but with a very clear expanse of water, is a real corner of paradise. It’s a very popular tourist destination for water sports enthusiasts, such as windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and sport fishing. The lake is also suitable for swimming and its shores offer many free beaches where you can relax and sunbathe.

Address: Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore, almost 65 kilometres long, is the king of the Piedmontese lakes and one of the most important ones in Italy. Along the shores, the towns and villages host villas and castles, botanical gardens and historic buildings to visit, while on the lake there are the Borromean islands, real jewels to be discovered and admired.

Address: Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Candia lake

The Candia lake is included in the list of the most important wetlands in Piedmont, with more than 400 floral species, 200 water birds and many other animals populating the area. Included in the Natural Park of Candia, the lake allows you to take advantage of its beauties by hiking and biking on the paths, or by canoeing and kayaking on its calm waters.

Address: Candia Canavese (TO)

Ceresole Reale lake

The Ceresole Reale lake, of artificial origin, is the ideal place to relax with a long panoramic walk. Immersed in the nature of the Alps and surrounded by larch woods, the path that follows the shores of the lake allows you to discover the variety of the unspoiled nature of the Gran Paradiso National Park, of which the lake is part.

Address: Ceresole Reale (TO)

Book a room at our hotel now