Lago di Garda – Lake Garda
The perfect vacation is different for every individual. Some like it hot, some like it cold, some want organized activities and some want to lie on the beach and soak up the sun. I have found that nationality, culture and family status also influence the success or failure of a vacation. Located in the pre-Alp region between Brescia and Verona, Lago di Garda is a destination for those who desire cool evenings, water-sports, good food, and a relaxing vacation without the hustle and bustle of hundreds of thousands of people packed into a city designed for twenty thousand.
The lake is very large and deep with numerous cities dotting the edges. The larger cities are on the southern end of the lake closer to the metropolitan areas but all locations offer excellent tourist services. Water-sports are the primary activities. With a depth of just over 300 meters scuba diving is possible for all levels of expertise. Visit to underwater relics make this activity more interesting. The lake runs north to south and is about 51 km long from the Alps south to the beginning of the pianura padana (flatlands). This creates windy conditions on the water making Lago di Garda a prime destination for Sailing and Windsurfing. Facilities are available for both activities.
From April through September regate are regularly scheduled on the weekends with various classes. From Sirmione and Desenzano motorboats can be rented as well as hydrofoils that carry as many as 150 people. The Lake Navigation company organizes daytrips to visit the many interesting cities around the lake and provides full restaurant services with local specialties.
Places that are very interesting to visit and perhaps use as a base are: Sirmione, Peschiera, Desenzano, Bardolino and Salo’. Visits to the numerous vineyards can also be arranged and in this case Bardolino would be the best starting point. If a family vacation is in the cards, Castelnuovo is a great base with Gardaland, an Italian amusement park, just around the corner.
If you are looking for a place where you can do something different every day, the Lake Garda is the ideal place for you! Experience the thrilling emotions of the amusement parks, enjoy the beauty of the natural and thermal parks, visit places rich in history and culture, enjoy the sight of wonderful landscapes.
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