Beautiful Lake Garda northern Italy
Beautiful Lake Garda northern Italy is the largest Italian lake. The wealthy and the snobbish will always prefer Lake Como because that’s what they read about in the social pages and gossip columns, the experienced traveller however would most certainly choose Lake Garda as the more interesting and user friendly location.
Lake Garda northern Italy
Lake Garda is Italy’s largest and most visited lake. The lake is 51km long but only 17km wide at its widest point in the south. The distance around the lake is 158km. Picturesque villages, medieval castles, and lakeside promenades dot the shoreline.
Swimming at Lake Garda
The lake has numerous small islands and five main ones, the largest being Isola del Garda. Nearby to the south is Isola San Biagio, also known as the Isola dei Conigli(“Island of the Rabbits”). Both are offshore of San Felice del Benaco, on the west side. The three other main islands are Isola dell’Olivo, Isola di Sogno, and Isola di Trimelone, all farther north near the east side. The main tributary is the Sarca River, while the only outlet is the Mincio River.
Relaxing beside Lake Garda
There are many delightful cafes and restaurants around the lake where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine.
Beautiful Lake Garda
Lake Garda is known for its clear water, great for swimming in summer. Windsurfing, sailing, and hiking in the lake’s many parks are popular activities.
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A perfect spot to relax by the lake.
Lake Garda church
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Magnificent colours on the buildings.
Shopping arcade beside the lake
Shop, drink coffee or enjoy pasta for lunch.
Ferry at Lake Garda
You can also explore the lake from the ferry.
The lake has a diverse landscape with beaches along the southern shores and rocky cliffs above the northern shoreline.
North of Lake Garda.
The surrounding countryside is magnificent.
The Castle of Sirmione on Lake Garda.
The Sirmione castle is the most significant example of the defensive structures on Lake Garda. Between the 13th and 14th centuries, the village of Sirmione was a border town situated between the land owned by the Della Scala dynasty of Verona and the property of the lords of Milan. The original nucleus was delimited by a tall square wall with three towers, and was probably built on top of the remains of a Roman fortress.
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