Where to swim near Milan: 3 dream places surrounded by nature

If you are a nature lover and are looking for a slightly wild environment surrounded by greenery where you can take a bath to cool off from the summer heat, you don’t need to go to the other side of the world. They also exist in the surroundings of Milan and Lombardy in fact, places that will amaze you with their beauty.

In addition to the classic bathing lakes of Lombardy and outdoor pools , without moving too far from Milan you can find valleys where nature still reigns supreme.

Transparent waters, waterfalls, quiet beaches, sun and lots of greenery… here are the 3 places to swim near Milan surrounded by nature . Discover them now!

Val Verzasca

About two hours from Milan, heading north, precisely in Italian Switzerland, is this enchanting valley that has gone down in the news as “the Maldives of Milan”. Indeed, the landscape is truly magical thanks to the presence of woods, rocky canyons, waterfalls, paths, mountains and bridges. In recent times, the area has been a bit inflated (due to a nice video released on youtube ) and therefore quite besieged during the summer weekends, but this does not mean that the natural charm of this area of ​​the Canton of Ticino is different. itself a wonder. To get there, from the Como-Chiasso motorway you have to take the “Bellinzona Sud” exit and then continue towards Tenero-Contra. The most famous place is undoubtedly the Ponte dei Salti di Lavertezzo.

Val Trebbia

This splendid valley is about 2 hours from Milan, but its natural beauty indisputably repays the time spent by car to reach it. Located in the province of Piacenza, in an area that extends up to the metropolitan city of Genoa, it develops on the clear and transparent waters of the Trebbia river, a tributary of the Po. Along the state road 45 towards Genoa there are many beaches where you can stop for a bit of relaxation in the countryside. The particularly recommended locations are located in the area of ​​Bobbio, San Salvatore and Ponte Organasco.

Val di Mello

Moving in the province of Sondrio it is possible to discover this natural reserve with an absolutely breathtaking landscape. Here, streams, waterfalls, lakes, rocks and above all a lot of greenery welcome visitors who want to enjoy a little relaxation and fresh air. In addition to being perfect for trekking enthusiasts and animal lovers, the presence of clear and crystalline waters is suitable for those who want to take a refreshing dip. Arriving by car, you must follow the highway that connects Milan to Lecco, to continue along the E36 state road to Ardenno and then reach the small town of San Martino. From there you will have to park and continue on foot.

Finally, we remind you that the waters of these places are generally very cold and that given the presence of rocks, currents and eddies, it is necessary to be cautious, avoiding unnecessary dangers.

If you are looking for other places to cool off in our region, don’t miss: The 10 lakes where you can swim in Lombardy .

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