Garda Lake is the largest in Italy, a real natural gem of Italian territory and one of the most popular destinations for national and international tourism.
Its wider part to the south looks like a Mediterranean corner with its morainic hills that were left following the glacier recession, but it changes when we move to the North where it is enclosed by the mountains of Mount Baldo that create its fjord-shape configuration and protect it making its climate particularly mild.
There are a lot of villages and resorts of landscape and artistic interest as Sirmione, Desenzano, Peschiera, Garda, Bardolino, Malcesine, Salò, Limone, Riva del Garda.
Verona is a city of art surrounded by the traces of its ancient history and delivered to the myth thanks to the Shakespearian masterpiece Romeo and Juliet. In Italy it can be considered the second city after Rome for the presence of so well preserved Roman ruins.
Roman ruins, medieval vestiges, Venetian and Austrian traces can be seen across the city as well as antique palaces, squares, bridges and wonderful churches. In the historical centre: the Arena, Piazza Bra’, Piazza dei Signori, Castelvecchio, Ponte Pietra, the Teatro Romano and Juliet’s House.
Vicenza with its historical centre is known all over the world as “the city of Palladio”, one of the greatest architects of the XVI century, who enriched it with wonderful palaces and architectural monuments of great historical and artistic importance. Some examples are the Teatro Olimpico, Basilica Palladiana, Villa “La Rotonda” in the town and a lot of other villas in the province of Vicenza.
Vicenza was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to the masterpieces Palladio realized and on which European and North American architects based their works in the following centuries.
Sirmione is known to everyone as “the pearl” of Garda Lake and it is famous for its thermal water with its healing properties. It is situated on the south bank, in correspondence with a long and narrow peninsula. Sirmione was made even more famous thanks to writers such as Catullo, Stendhal, Lawrence and Goethe that honoured its beauty.