Lake Garda and the surrounding area

Lake Garda, also called Benaco, is the largest lake in Italy. It is of glacial origin and, in the north, it is surrounded by high mountain ranges that create its fjord-shaped configuration, protecting it and giving it a relatively mild Mediterranean-type climate. Further south, it is enclosed by the gentle Morainic hills that are rather similar to the Apennine area of our “Belpaese”.

The lake area is characterised by lush vegetation consisting mainly of olive and palm trees, cypresses, oleanders and citrus groves along with the variety of landscapes which create a frame around the interesting historical and cultural remains scattered throughout the area, making it the richest and most sought-after Italian lake.

The variety of the offer provided on Lake Garda makes it a destination that can fulfil the requirements of all types of visitors: those seeking relaxation, sport, entertainment as well as the enjoyment of discovering new places.

Among the many towns that are worthwhile visiting we can find: Sirmione, at the northern end of a long, narrow peninsula which is almost an entirely pedestrian district preserving a medieval town planning structure with narrow, irregular streets; Desenzano, an elegant, picturesque town on Lake Garda, which in addition to the wonderful views it offers, it is undoubtedly the perfect destination for those in search of nightlife entertainment; Peschiera del Garda, a tourist and town town and art on the southern shores of Lake Garda, is a paradise for shoppers and gourmets, is still fully enclosed within its high Venetian-style city walls, completely surrounded by water and the map of the city highlights its pentagonal contours; as well as Lazise, Bardolino, Garda, Torri del Benaco, Punta San Vigilio, Riva del Garda .. and so on, and so forth! A paradise both high up and down below!