Lake Garda has been inspiring great writers, such as Lord Tennyson and James Joyce, as well as other artists and thinkers for centuries. Almost 150 square miles of calm, clear waters comprise Italy’s largest lake, which sits halfway between Venice and Milan in Northern Italy.
It is a very popular holiday destination, thanks in part to its proximity to Milan and Venice, but mainly due to the range of opportunities the area offers. A collection of 15 picturesque towns are dotted around the region, and the lake’s shoreline stretches for almost 100 miles. Each settlement has its own unique culture and character, offering the visitor plenty of variety.
On the shores of Lake Garda, you’ll find harbour towns, while pretty little villages are nestled in the hills. This part of Italy enjoys a cooler climate than the rest of the country, and the fresh breezes make windsurfing a favourite pastime. If you like to get active, then boating and kayaking on the waters are popular, as is hiking in the hills. If you’d rather relax, why not sip an Aperol spritz as you watch the world go by?
Lake Garda hotels cater for families, couples, groups and solo travellers alike. Rooms in cheap hotels in Lake Garda come equipped with all the holiday essentials, while 5-star hotels in Lake Garda specialise in providing guests with the most luxurious of trips away. Whether you hanker after an opulent Italian villa, a spa resort or simply somewhere basic to rest your head at the end of each busy day, there is ample accommodation to suit all.
The northern end of Lake Garda lies close to Austria, and was in fact once ruled by the Austrians, which means the relics and reminders of this time can still be seen. In the south, the climate ensures lemon, lime and olive trees flourish. The lemon groves in aptly named Limone are well worth seeing, and you can spot numerous olive plantations from Lake Garda’s shoreline.
If you like a spot of history, Castello Scaligeri dates from the 1400s and Grotte di Catullo harks back to the 1st century AD. In more recent times, the Romans constructed thermal baths around the region in which to enjoy the beneficial mineral waters. The influence of past Venetian and Veronese rulers is also felt, offering visitors the chance to absorb themselves in Italian history as they wander around Peschiera or Torri del Benaco.
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