Here some Lake Garda information and description:
the Lake is situated in Northen Italy, South of the Alps and belongs to 3 italian Regions, Lombardy to the West, with Milan about 62 Miles away, Veneto to the East with Venice at 80 Miles and Trentino to the North with Dolomites of Brenta at about 40 Miles.
The lake was formed by glaciers at the end of the last ice age.The northern part is surrounded by mountains, the majority of which belong to Mount Baldo (Monte Baldo), accessible by a panoramic Cable-car from Malcesine.The surface area is about 370 km² and it is on an elevation of 65 m of Sea level,the max lenght from North to South is 51.90 km, the maximum width 16.70 km and the max. depth 346 m.
Lake Garda from Space
The closest Airports are Verona, Verona-Brescia and Orio al Serio/Milan
Lake Garda is the most Mediterranean of the Alpine Italian lakes, it is a magnificent natural spectacle of light and colors that make it an unique holiday place.
The lake sides, dotted with villages and towns, are adding the landscape and the atmosphere of ancient remains of Roman settlements, medieval fortresses, and villas to the charm of the natural environment.
With its Romanesque churches, the baroque churches and its sanctuaries, with its monasteries and hermitages, Lake Garda offer itself in his multifaceted personality even as an incomparable spiritual place.
There is no shortage of cultural events, prestigious events with music and dance, exhibitions and folklore events all year round.
The nearby city of Verona, Trento, Mantova and Brescia offer rich and prestigious events and places.
And for those who love good food there are the delights of simple and refined cooking at the same time. Freshwater fish, olive oil, wine, truffles, cheeses, pastas, are inviting opportunities to stop off at a fine restaurant or in one of the many characteristic restaurants. And do not miss a visit to the cellars or to the Olive mills, to discover the typical products of the Garda territory.
The parks, water and fun are a real system that crowns the lake and offer unique opportunities for recreation for families.
Garda and its surroundings are the perfect training ground for those
who like active holidays, sport and want to live in a relaxing or
competitive commitment. And the lake water is ideal for windsurfing and
sailing, or canoeing, but also for sport fishing and diving.
For more Lake Garda Information, there are Lake Garda Information Books and Guides available: