Lake Garda

September 11, 2018

Italy's largest lake, sits on the foothills of the Dolomite mountains, in Northern Italy. Quite like the country as a whole, the lake with the small towns that pepper its shores, offers quite a spectacle. On the south side of the lake is the small town of Simione, one of the more popular towns of the lake. Which sits on formed narrow peninsula into the lake and offers beautiful panoramic views of the northern Italian landscape. There are some classical style buildings in this town, like the Villa Cortine Palace. but most buildings are in the prevalent Italian traditional. Another popular town is Garda town, to avoid confusion.

One of Italy's most known theme parks is here on the south end, frequented by some 3 million people every year, it includes Gardaland Park, Sea-Life, and a hotel with the same name. 

The climate is mild enough for many of the trees commonly seen farther south in Italy to grow around the lake, this far up north, which includes olive trees and lemons trees, especially around the town of Limone.

 Around the lake you can participate in many activities, such as sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking, climbing. You can also enjoy some of the aspects of local life, like frequenting the authentic local town markets, which take place on different days of the week and have slightly different flavors.

The closest bigger towns to the lake in this area are the towns of Verona and then Milan, which are by themselves big tourist destinations, especially Milan. These are serviced by dedicated airports and have direct access lines by public transport to different areas of the lake.

 

 

 

 

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