Lago Verbano Italy The Place To Be Lago Verbano also known as Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy stretching for 65km and 10km wide and has a depth of up to 370m. It is found south at the foot of the Alps at Lombardy and Piedmont. Inflows to the lake include Tresa, Toce Maggia and Ticino. The climate around the lake year round is mild except during winter where the rainfall is heavy. This makes it favorable for growth of plants that are exotic and for flourishing of Mediterranean vegetation. Lago Verbano contains the Brissago islands and the Borromean islands. The lake contains villas like Pallanza, Intra Baveno and Stresa all along its length. This makes it a tourist attraction site due to the villas beautiful gardens and the calmness of the lake. Its also considered as a place to go to uplift yourself spiritually due to the presence of Sacred Mountain of Ghifa that is considered a world heritage by UNESCO.
Palmarola island ItalY One of the Pontine Islands of Italy, Palmarola Island is a wild treasure and a visit there takes one back in the Jurassic age. The island is riddled with lush vegetation, grottoes, fluorescent blue waters and huge sea stacks. I had never heard of this island before until my Italian host talked of taking me to one of Italy’s lost islands. As I experienced, the island is great for those people who love solitude and life in the wild. Except for a few summer tourist facilities, the island is inhabited throughout the year. The biggest attraction here is the islands perfectly transparent sea; actually the inlets are so smooth that tourists say the experience is like swimming in an artificial pool. Apart from swimming in the clear waters, you can get adventurous by checking out the Cava Mazzella which is a cave located on the island near the beach. Geologists can also check out the oxidianic rock in the northern part of the island. The Palmarola island is the most western and actually the second largest of the Pontine islands. The island’s beauty is best experienced by a yatch charter; make sure you check out the Palmarola Island next time you are in Italy.
Maddalena Archipelago, Italy Maddalena Archipelago The Maddalena Archipelago is a national park in Sardinia, Italy. It comprises of 60 islands and islets scattered over the north-eastern coast of Sardinia. Created in 1996, the Maddalena Archipelago was the region's first national park. The islands were used as military and naval bases in the past, and at present are one of the most famous and attractive holiday destinations in the world. The most popular attractions are the blue seas, beautiful beaches and the home of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the great Italian hero in the Caprera island. La Maddalena The principal island of Maddalena Archipelago is La Maddalena. The island has a main town with a choice of hotels. Adjacently, the Caprera island has a few dwellings, and another island with some summer homes. The rest of the islands are unspoiled and uninhabited, that are monitored and preserved by national park authorities. La Maddalena is just twenty minutes from Palau port town with the car ferry services. There are bus services that connects Palau to Olbia, where there is an international airport. Beaches The beautiful coastline of the islands of Maddalena Archipelago has a major contribution in tourist attraction. A few lovely and unspoiled beaches are there across the shores of Maddalena Archipelago, which can be easily reached by bus. Some of these beaches also have cafe-bars (seasonal), whereas most of them have no such facilities, but the natural beauty of the beach. On la Maddalena, alongside the bus stops, are the two lovely beaches, Monte Rena and Spalmatore. Monte Rena is on the northern coast of La Maddalena. It has two beautiful sandy beaches with a kiosk bar. Spalmatore is an attractive beach which has with a kiosk bar and a seasonal cafe-restaurant-disco. Other mesmerizing beaches include Cala dei Corsari located on the Spargi island, which is an attractive bay with its small sandy beaches, military ruins and windblown rock formations.