Being the largest Italian lake, Lake Garda or Benaco, has a surface of 130 square km. Its shoreline touches three of the northern regions of Italy: Lombardy, Veneto, and Trentino Alto-Adige. It is rich in rose-bay shrubs, olive trees, and vines that, together with picturesque villages, parks, and little ports, create an overall fairytale-like picture.
This magnificent place is ideal for a tailor-made vacation, whether you are a nature lover, an athlete, or a history and culture enthusiast. Architecture, history, and art aficionados will appreciate the numerous and wonderful hamlets, castles, monasteries, monuments, and museums that line the lake shores.
Throughout history, writers such as Catullus, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Goethe, and Giosuè Carducci have long written about the many beauties the lake has to offer.
“I might have been in Verona this evening but a magnificent natural phenomenon was in my vicinity – Lake Garda, a splendid spectacle, which I did not want to miss, and now I am nobly rewarded for taking this circuitous route. […] The shore, which is enclosed on both sides by hill and mountain, shines with a countless number of little hamlets.” Goethe, Italian Journey