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Lake Idro or Eridio is a lake of glacial origin in the province of Brescia site on the border with Trentino .
Located 368 meters above sea level is formed by the waters of Churches who is also the emissary .
Its area is about 11 square kilometers and reaches a maximum depth of 122 meters.
On its banks there are the villages of the municipalities of Idro, Anfo and Bagolino .
Being the smallest of the three lakes in the province of Brescia maintains the peace and tranquility needed for a relaxing holiday. Thanks to the constant winds and the low wave is the ideal environment for the practice of water sports such as canoeing , sailing, windsurfing.
Ideal for fishing and swimming in its cool waters . From the beaches many trails leave directly for the ascent to the surrounding mountains , dense forests, characterized by the presence of essences and rare flowers .
The Valle Sabbia
The Sabbia Valley from geographical point of view essentially means the territory that goes from the close of Tormini up to the valleys of Trentino , north of Lake Idro .
By morainic hills of Lake Garda salt along the river churches , encountering numerous quaint villages .
The environment is extremely diverse offering at the sight of the visitor , revealing the changing aspects of the countryside along the river valleys and in the side .
To the right and left, follow the mountains from one side to the other and Valtrompia to the area of the upper Garda . As you head north , the peaks are more rugged and mountainous landscape more , until the Horns Blacca overlooking the villages of the perches and Lake Idro , which closes the valley towards the Trentino .
At the end of Lake Idro , on the left, the Caffaro Valley with the village of Bagolino , rich in history and tradition, which at the height of the Cornone Blumone , with its 2830m . , Is the highest mountain Valsabbia .
The area of the Sabbia Valley has been affected by human settlements in ancient times .
Before the Rhaetian people who have left signs of their presence on the hill of Castel Antic in Idro .
They then came then Cenomani , who settled in the most comfortable , before the arrival of the Romans, who brought their customs and their habits.
After the coming of the Lombards , then the Franks, the Sabbia Valley became part of the Republic of Venice , enjoying considerable autonomy and of economic and fiscal incentives , until 1799 , with the advent of the French for a short period . After the interlude of the Austrian government in 1860 has become part of united Italy.
The complex historical events that have affected the Valley have left deep marks in the artistic and cultural heritage and have contributed , however, to maintain the charm of the natural environment that characterize it: fauna, flora , meadows , woods , rocks , water .
The Province of Brescia
The Province of Brescia , the largest of Lombardy (about 1,250,000 inhabitants) , boasts three lakes most numerous mountain lakes, three valleys plus other smaller valleys , the plains and the hills.
The province includes:
• almost all Valcamonica , crossed by the river Oglio upstream of Lake Iseo ( Sebino ) , and the eastern shore of the lake ;
• the Valtrompia , with the river Mella ;
• Sand Valley , crossed by the river churches to Lake Idro ( Eridio ) ;
• much of the western shore and the southern Lake Garda ( Benaco) ;
• the foothills between Lake Garda and Iseo and the hilly areas of Franciacorta and part of the morainic hills of Lake Garda ;
• a large area of flat land mostly between the Oglio and the Churches called Lower Brescia .
Thanks to the variety altitudinal and morphological , as well as the presence of large lakes , the Province of Brescia includes all types of biomes of Europe: from something similar to the Mediterranean to the eternal snows of the Adamello ( with the largest glacier in the Italian Alps ) .
The capital city of the province , Brescia, known as the " Lioness of Italy " , is a city of about 200,000 inhabitants, preserves many historical and artistic treasures of the past.
" Glad of fate raccoltemi Brescia ,
The strong Brescia , Brescia the iron ,
Brescia lioness of Italy. "