The Garda Lake


The Garda Lake (also known as Benaco Lake) is the biggest Italian lake, with a perimeter of 162 square kilometers and a surface of 370 square kilometers. It is located in the Northern part of Italy, between the the regions Lombardia, Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige. Inside the lake there are four little islands, the Island of Garda being the biggest one. The weather around the lake is mild and favors a Mediterranean type of vegetation such as cypresses, palms, laurels , and magnolias, as well as olive and citrus trees. There are two highways that run along the eastern and western shores of the lake. One of these roads, the Gardesana is divided into two branches: the eastern one that leads to Peschiera and Desenzano following the Trentino and Verona's shores, and the western one that runs along Trento's and Brescia's shores.

Thanks to the mild weather and the beautiful landscapes, the Garda Lake is a very popular destination for tourists. There are plenty of little towns to visit, such as Sirminione, Salò, Garda, Bardolino, Peschiera, and many others. Sirmione is famous for its thermal waters and the Virgilio and Catullo Spa Complexes. But that's not all this city can offer! Besides the numerous restaurants, bars, hotels, and fashion store, tourists can also enjoy a visit to the picturesque Scaliger castle that dates back to the 13th century. Gardaland, the most famous themed park in Italy, is also located nearby. Garda is full of environmental, historical and tourist attractions, from beautiful villas, to amazing gardens and historical buildings.

When you visit the lake, there are plenty of activities to choose from: windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, sport fishing, bike riding, hiking, horse back riding... there is something for everyone! Let Mydas Travel know what your favorite activities are and we will plan your perfect vacation!