Lago di Garda
The special flair of Lago di Garda
Lake Garda – Lago di Garda – is with its 390 sq km the largest lake in Italy and captivates with its scenic beauty with Venice in the east and Milan in the west. Within 30 minutes by train you can reach Verona and enjoy the legendary opera festivals in the Arena di Verona. Thanks to the Alps, the climate is very pleasant.
For centuries, the lake has attracted travelers to its shores, among them poets like Franz Kafka and J.W. von Goethe, who wrote: “How much I wish my friends a moment beside me that they might enjoy the view which lies before me”. There is a Mediterranean ambience characterized by the landscape of olive trees, lemon trees and cypresses, of which Goethe was also enthusiastic.
The unique charm is created by numerous attractive small harbor towns with open-air cafes, great restaurants and beautiful beaches.Nature lovers can enjoy a wide range of sports and leisure activities such as hiking, mountain biking, golfing, horseback riding, climbing and more in breathtaking surroundings around Lake Garda.
In addition to this impressive landscape, the historical diversity is also worth mentioning. Historical testimonies of Romans, Langobards, Franks or Venetians can be found in form of pile dwellings, thermal baths, villas and castles.
The range of accommodations around Lake Garda is varied. It ranges from comfortable luxury villas directly on the lake to cozy breakfast areas and camping sites. Historical villas with fine mosaics and castles are particularly attractive.
Stroll through the charming ancient streets in Sirmione and enjoy the Italian food with delicious wine. Together with this unique landscape, this is the special flair of Lago di Garda.