Idroscalo di Milano is an artificial lake 850,000 sq.m. wide inaugurated on October, 28th 1930 as a seaplane base - but concieved from the beginning as an international watersport competitions facility.
Since then, it is a favourite destination for the milanese outdoors leisure, featuring a lakeshore ring 6,2 km long and a surrounding park 1,6 millions sq.m. wide.
Last spring and summer, 2 million visitors came to Idroscalo, and in sunny weekends, up to 20,000 people were counted.
Idroscalo is the only olympic facility for canoeing and boating. 2,000 athletes use to practice here 22 sport disciplines - both on ground and on water - every week. Recently a facility for practicing cable wakeboard and surf with artificial waves has been built on the southern shore.
Here are the Top 5 ideas for spending a day in nature at Idroscalo, following the rules.