Surrounded to the south by the Morenic hills and to the north by the mountain chain, Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian lakes. Due to the mild climate, the rich vegetation and the characteristic fauna, Lake Garda is considered by everyone to be a real heaven on earth.
It is perfect for holidays, relaxing moments, excursions and adventures in nature. There is no lack of fascinatingly historical evidence, able to take us back to the past and to give us an unforgettable cultural experience – as well as the landscape.
“o benaco, that swells your waves and thrills
like the sea” — Virgilio
The food and wine route offered by Lake Garda is rich in ideas and surprises, from the oil to the wine passing by the characteristic lemon gardens.
Undisputed protagonist in the kitchens of the numerous restaurants, the lake fish, cooked according to tradition or prepared with a strong creative flair by the chefs who offer these delicacies as a real culinary piece de resistance. To accompany the various dishes are the numerous wines produced in the wine areas of Benaco: the Nosiola, the Merlot, the Cabernet and the Vin Santo from the northern areas and the Garda Classico Groppello of the Valtenesi, the Bardolino and the Lugana characteristic of the southern area.
Among the more characteristic towns on the Lake, stops you must make are Limone del Garda, Sirmione, Gardone Riviera and Lazise which is also known for its theme parks.
It is also possible to reach the cities of Verona, Venice, Milan, Mantua and Bologna are also within a few hours
There are many locations which are worth a dedicated visit: castles surrounded by walls and towers, sumptuous villas once residences of powerful sovereign families, monumental citadels famous all over the world, medieval villages and real museums. The incredible Palazzo Bettoni is a must, designed at the end of the 18th century, the very famous Gabriele D’Annunzio’s “Vittoriale degli Italiani”, the Grottoes of Catullo and the Scaligero Castle.