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Garda Lake

Lake Garda (Italian: Lago di Garda or Benaco) is the largest lake in Italy. It is a popular holiday location and is located in Northern Italy, about half-way between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan. Glaciers formed this alpine region at the end of the last Ice Age, so in some ways the Garda Lake is like a fjord.

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.

The ancient fortified town of Sirmione, located on the south of the lake, is one particularly popular destination, home to the Virgilio & Catullo Spa Complexes, as well as numerous restaurants, bars, hotels, fashion stores and a market. The picturesque Scaliger castle dates from the 13th century.

The sulfur springs at the tip of the peninsula have a reputation for healing catarrhal conditions, particularly those involving the ear.

In Peschiera there is Gardaland, one of the most famous theme parks in Italy.

Climate

The particularly mild climate favours the growth of some Mediterranean plants, including the olive tree. Citrus trees can also be found, which are extremely rare at this latitude (46 North). This greatly favored the development of tourism since the end of the second world war. In ancient times, poets like Catulle wrote about the "Lacus benacus" (the beneficial lake), with its mild climate vivified by the winds.

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Property in Garda Lake

  • Located in the heart of bustling Riva del Garda,  in a newly renovated townhouse in the historical towncentre yet minutes from the Garda Lake.

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    €249 000.00
  • Stunning villa of remarkable architectural design, located on a hilltop affording fantastic views over the Garda Lake.

    Price:
    €5 900 000.00
  • Villa Vista Garda is located in the most prestigious area of Gardone Riviera between the Vittoriale (the official residence of Gabriele D'Annunzio) and the Museum del Divino Infante.

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    €2 450 000.00
  • On a dominating location overlooking the Garda Lake, Residence Aer has some of the best views available on the Italian Lakes.

    Price:
    €159 000.00

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