The Lake is in Northern Italy and situated in the
provinces of Trento, Verona and Brescia. Formed as a glacial Lake,
it is the biggest of the preAlpine Italian lakes.
Situated in a place of outstanding beauty, Lake Garda has long been
enthusiastically enjoyed. Garda’s rivers were already inhabited in
the Neolithic Age, through Etruscan times, the Celto-Gallic period
and then during the Roman Empire (the Lake was colonised in 88 BC.
Half constrained by Northern influences that find in this
Mediterranean style oasis an introduction to the southern sun, the
alpine landscape seen in the north of Lake Garda gives way as you
move south to a rocky panorama interwoven with a luxuriant cover of
shapes and colours which has no equal in other preAlpine Lakes. The
Lake’s climate, thanks to the mitigating effects of its waters, is
mild and temperate, favouring a Mediterranean type of vegetation
with olives, cypresses, ilexes, woodland heathers, turpentine trees,
citrus fruits of all types, happily existing alongside Alpine and
Apennine flowers. There is also an abundance of animal life in and
around the Lake. In the Trentino region of Lake Garda the constant
wind known as the “Ora” arrives punctually every day in the summer
and fills sails and pushes surfers to ride the waves ever faster.
Sailing, as well as being a recreational sport, can also be highly
competitive and prestigious regattas at National and International
level are frequently held on the Lake.