Lake Garda (Italy) Reviews
Description:Country: Italy / Country Region: Lake Garda / World Region: Europe / Lake Garda (Italian Lago di Garda or Benaco) is ... more
Lake Garda (Italy) ... the largest lake in Italy. It is located in Northern Italy, about half-way between Venice and Milan. It is in an alpine region and was formed by glaciers at the end of the last ice age. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the provinces of Verona (to the south-east), Brescia (south-west), and Trento (north). The lake is a major tourist destination, with a number of hotels and resorts along its shore.
Newest Review: ... you won't find any tourist shops with gaudy plastic mementos here! Most of the shops are along one road which runs parallel to the lake front promenade. The more basic everyday retail necessities, like supermarkets, are located away from the lake front area in the suburbs. There is a market which travels around the towns of Lake Garda, and is in Salo every Saturday morning; it is large ... more
Customer Lake Garda (Italy) Reviews (8)
by - written on 03/01/12 (Very useful, 527 readings)
I'm sure most people will have heard of Lake Garda, even if they haven't been there themselves. Lake Garda is the largest, and arguably the best known, of the Italian Lakes. It lies in northern Italy, spanning the regions of Trentino, Lombardy and Veneto. These regions are similar to British counties, but each has a very distinct and separate identity, with individual cultural, political and gastronomic characteristics, and for some residents a strong sense of regional pride and identity. I have previously visited many parts of Italy, but Lake Garda had never really appealed to me in the past. I had preconceptions of it being overrun with coach trips and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/10/11 (Very useful, 121 readings)
Lake Garda Lake Garda is the largest Italian lake and it is in Northern Italy. It is between the regions of Lombardy, the Veneto and Trentino Alto-Adige or about half way between Venice and Milan. The lake is long and slim, the southern part of the lake is quite built-up and has rolling hills where as the northern part of the lake is surrounded by mountains. The scenery at Lake Garda is quite simply, stunning. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in my life so far. It really is breathtaking. The clear blue lake and the towering magnificent mountains surrounding it make it feel so untouched and sheltered. The ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/08/08 (Very useful, 2994 readings)
Lake Garda - the Italians call it Lago di Garda - is one of the most magical places on earth. Surrounded by mountains it seems to take on their colour and the water always reminds me of mercury. The whole area, although now dedicated to tourism, still has an ancient feel to it. We visited Malcesine for a wedding in the beautiful castle there and we fell in love with the place. The weather in this part of Italy is not that reliable - it is near the Alps so, although you will get very warm sunny days, you will not find Meditteranean temperatures here. It has its fair share of rain too but this only serves to keep the scenery lush; the pointed Poplar trees that ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/09/04, updated on 08/09/04 (Useful, 11202 readings)
Lake Garda and Garda Town This is out first family trip to Italy and one I would recommend to you so please read on. Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It is about 31 miles long and up to 10 miles wide in places. Lake Garda has about 5 million visitors a year and it is easy to understand why. In my opinion Lake Garda is a beautiful place. It has fantastic scenery with high mountains to the north and beautiful cosmopolitan towns that lie on the shores of the lake. Lake Garda is certainly a place worth visiting if you like boats, and like exploring picturesque Italian villages as well as dining in good quality restaurants. All the towns around ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/10/00, updated on 08/07/01 (Very useful, 4507 readings)
Ok, so Malcesine is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday. You could laze around by the peaceful lakeside admiring the fantastic views. You could wander about the traffic free old town with it’s narrow pebble cobbled streets, or visit the impressive 14th Century Scagliari Castle. This has a brilliant museum in the grounds which gives extensive information about the chequered past of the Castle, as well as the geology, wildlife and vegetation of the region. The modern sculptures provide extra interest to the grounds, and from the top of the tower you can look down on the town and dream of turbulent times past. You could take the two-stage ... Read the complete review
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