The lakes of Lombardy, famous for the scenery and the artistic heritage, are a popular destination for Italian and foreign tourists. Are entirely Lombard only Lake of Iseo, Lake of Idro and Lake of Como.
The lake of Como is famous alla round the world for its extraordinary beauty with small villages and villas that characterize the shores of the lake (Villa Olmo, Villa Saporiti, Villa Gallia and Villa Paravicini). Lake Maggiore divides its banks between Piedmont and Lombardy. Lake Garda, on the other hand, combines Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto.
The public boat line transports every year eight million passengers Lombard lakes. The lakes Maggiore, Como and Garda are a total of 94 docks, covering the entire perimeter of each lake. The public liner shipping service is provided by different operators.
The Lakes navigation company (Navigazione laghi) manages transport on Lake Maggiore, Garda and Como. The main coastal resorts that overlook these lakes are connected in a capillary from ferries, hydrofoils and ferries also allow the transport of vehicles (motorcycles, cars and campers) along some routes:
- Intra - Laveno on Lake Maggiore,
- Toscolano-Maderno and Torri del Benaco, Limone and Malcesine on Lake Garda
- Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio and Cadenabbia on Lake Como.
In addition there is the chance to join some real sightseeing cruises with lunch on board. For example, starting from Como you can reach Menaggio and Bellagio. Or, starting from Lecco, get to Piona to admire the homonymous Abbey and around the lake. While those who want to discover the beauties of Lake Maggiore can go to discover the famous Borromean Islands.
For people with disability 70% and plus, blind people, deaf people and people with severe disability certification are planned tariff reductions. To take advantage of the facilities must be submitted the documentation certifying the requirements. Blind people can take with them free of their guide dogs.
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Navigation Lake Iseo
Lake Iseo - or Sebino - has glacial origins and is distinguished by the beauty of its views, nestled between the hills of Franciacorta and the mountains of the Camonica Valley. At the center of the Lake is the largest lake island in Europe, Monte Isola. “Navigazione Lago d'Ise”o is the public transport company that carries out the online service connecting the beautiful places of the lake, it can also be used by tourists, and also proposes an offer of structured cruises called "Tour in Blue". Each route must be checked at the nearest tourist information point or IAT.