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Lake Garda

Lake Garda in the north of Italy, near the Alps, is the largest lake in the country and it has two dozen beautiful villages around it. For detailed information look at our pages on four towns:

Garda town, Sirmione, Peschiera del Garda and Bardolino.


Lake Garda, also known as Lago di Garda in Italian, is located in the northern part of the country. It is situated between the regions of Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, and Veneto, and is bordered by several dozen towns and cities. Lake Garda is about 30 kilometers from Verona and 50 from Brescia. You can get around on Lake Garda by boat, as we did on our visit.

Lake Garda is the largest lake in northern Italy, approximately 52 km (32 mi) long and has a maximum width of 17 km (10.5 mi). It has a total surface area of 370 square kilometers (143 square miles) and is fed by several rivers and streams, including the Sarca River.

We're bringing you to four of the beautiful villages along the shores of this lake: visiting Sirmione, with its medieval castle; Garda town, enjoying a stroll on the lakefront promenade and the little winding lanes of the Old Town; next to Bardolino, famous for its red wine, pedestrian lanes and waterfront promenade; then we'll visit Peschiera Del Garda, with a fortified harbor built by the Venetians 400 years ago.

Lake Garda is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world who come to enjoy its beautiful scenery, mild climate, and numerous recreational opportunities. The lake is surrounded by picturesque towns and villages, each with its own unique charm and attractions. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, swimming, and water sports such as windsurfing and sailing. The lake also has several historic sites and cultural attractions, including ancient castles, churches, and museums.

Located in the southeast part of Lake Garda, just about 30 kilometers from Verona and 50 from Brescia. You can get around on Lake Garda by boat, as we did on our visit coming from Sirmione.

Four slideshows about Lake Garda Towns.

Sirmione slideshow

Garda town slideshow


Peschiera del Garda slideshow


Bardolino slideshow