Lake Garda is one of the northern Italian lakes and the largest lake in Italy with an area of 370 square kilometers. It is located in northern Italy, between Verona, Trento and Brescia and it is one of the most important touristic areas in Italy.

The northern part of the lake is surrounded by mountains and provides a very mild Mediterranean climate. The vegetation – mainly olive and lemon groves, palms, cypresses, oleanders and orange trees – the wonderful landscapes and the typical Italian towns make this lake one of the most charming in Italy.

The most frequented cities are Lazise, Bardolino, Garda and Malcesine in the east, Riva, Torbole and Arco in the north and Sirmione and Peschiera in the South. Lake Garda also offers lots of attractions, amusement parks, hiking trails, music events and many more. There are also some popular winegrowing regions: The Lugana, Bardolino, Soave and the Valpolicella areas are only a few.

In fact, Lake Garda is one of the most popular and varied destination in Italy.


Getting up in the morning, listening to the birds’ twittering and the leaves’ rustle. Going out and feeling the peace of the nature, is a very special feature you can feel in South Tyrol.

Enjoying the influence of the Alpine peaks and the Mediterranean landscape is one of the greatest feelings in the world. The best thing is taking a walk through the forests and fields, and when you become tired, you look for the alpine hut to take a rest. South Tyrol is famous for their typical local and seasonal meals, like self-made apple juice or bacon dumplings.

South Tyrol is an autonomous province in northern Italy, located nearby Austria. Most of the 511,750 inhabitants speak Italian and/or German.

There is so much to do and to see in South Tyrol: Skiing, snowboarding, hiking or mountain biking are just a few of the outdoor activities which can be done. Canoeing or rafting are very popular too.

If you don´t like outdoor activities – don´t worry! You can visit Bozen or Meran, with the beautiful Castle Trautmannsdorf, relax by one of the wonderful lakes or enjoy the typical cuisine. Of course you can also go on a trip to the popular winegrowing regions and have a wine tasting.

If you like the South Tyrolian traditions and cuisine you should try “Törggelen”. It’s a culinary highlight and it’s arranged from October to the beginning of December. The restaurants serve typical delights from South Tyrol, like bacon, dumpling, sausages and “Nuier”, the “young wine” of the winegrowers.

Reinhard Stifter
General Manager Central Europe
Josef Lindner Straße 3, 1 OG
5071 Wals/Salzburg