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Tour of Lake Garda

The Lake Garda traces, on its banks, a multicoloured and complex landscape, a natural environment that is worth visiting in its entirety,
to discover the views of one of the most beautiful areas of northern Italy.
A complete tour of Lake Garda extends about 150 kilometres, which is why it is recommended to take a whole weekend,
so as not to be rushed and run the risk of missing some of the riches that this territory offers to visitors.

Departing from the north-west corner of the lake, one can visit Riva del Garda,
a tourist town resting on a valley with Mediterranean vegetation and pressed against the steep
rock walls that anticipate the spectacle offered by the Dolomites.
The north-western shore of Lake Garda is harsh and wild, in fact, in very little time one can appreciate heights between 65
and 2000 metres from the tallest summits, it offers an incredible contrast between
Mediterranean type vegetation and a sub alpine landscape.

Going southwards the landscape slowly softens, and the lake stretches towards the zone of Gardone,
where one can visit the Vittoriale degli Italiani (Shrine of Italian Victories), Salò and Desenzano up to Sirmione,
a real pearl on the lake characterized by a stunning panorama and by evocative monuments,
among the most important of which are the Rocca Scaligera and the Grotto of Catullus.
Passing by Peschiera del Garda it is possible to admire the perfect fusion of the green of the hills and the blue of the lake.

Then, the banks take us to Lazise where the medieval castle can be admired, Bardolino where quality wines are produced and Garda
with its famous Punta San Vigilio, one of the most romantic spots in Lake Garda.
At this point the lake becomes slimmer, with banks that resemble a fjord where,
from time to time, picturesque fishing villages appear in between.
Continuing with the itinerary towards the north there is Malcesine, an elegant locality, with a marvellous castle;
behind the inhabited centre Mount Baldo stands out with its large summits.
It is in this area that the Gardesana Orientale natural reserve rises, rich in flora and fauna.

To complete this fascinating tour through Lake Garda and return to the starting point, one cannot miss
a visit to the Nago-Torbole, a locality of stunning geophysical formation, from which the Marmitte dei Giganti can be seen, real glacial sculptures, only 10 minutes from Riva del Garda.