Lake Garda is one of the northern Italian lakes and the largest lake in Italy, with an area of 370 square kilometres. It is located between Verona, Trento and Brescia, and is one of the most important tourist areas in Italy.
The northern part of the lake is surrounded by mountains and enjoys a 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 visited 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 offers many attractions, amusement parks, hiking trails and music events, as well as popular winegrowing regions, such as Lugana, Bardolino, Soave and Valpolicella.
In fact, Lake Garda is one of the most popular and varied destinations in Italy.
Getting up in the morning, listening to the twitter of the birds and the rustle of the leaves, and going outside to enjoy the peace of nature is a special feature of life in South Tyrol.
Enjoying the Alpine peaks and the Mediterranean landscape is a wonderful experience. Take a walk through the forests and fields, and when you become tired look for an alpine hut to take a rest. South Tyrol is famous for its typical local and seasonal meals, such as home-made apple juice or bacon dumplings.
South Tyrol is an autonomous province in northern Italy, located near 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 possible. Canoeing and rafting are very popular too.
If you don’t like outdoor activities, don’t worry! You can visit Bozen or the beautiful Castle Trautmannsdorf in Meran, relax by one of the wonderful lakes or enjoy the local cuisine. Of course, you can also go on a trip to the popular winegrowing regions and experience a wine tasting.
If you like the South Tyrolian traditions and cuisine you should try Törggelen. It’s a culinary highlight and takes place from October until the beginning of December. The restaurants serve typical delights of South Tyrol, like bacon, dumpling, sausages and Nuier, the “young wine” of the winegrowers.