Lake Garda: cultural routes, walking and hiking


Travel Guide Lake Garda, what to see along the routes most striking cultural comprising the main present on its shores and islands most picturesque, with walks and hikes to do in the charming lakeside landscape.

Itineraries Lake Garda

Including in the provinces of Trento, Verona and Brescia, Garda is of glacial origin and is the largest lake in Italy whose main tributary is the river Sarca, while the only outlet is the River Mincio. In the lake there are five islands of which the largest is the ‘Isola del Garda, followed by extension the’ Island of San Biagio, the ‘Island Trimelone and two smaller ones, the’ Island of Dreams and ‘Island of Olives .

Lake Garda offers the visitor landscapes and interesting cultural routes, also bordering on it quaint towns that absolutely deserves to see and visit.

Sirmione

One of the most famous places of Lake Garda, also known for its spas. The town is a town in the province of Brescia and is set on a long, narrow peninsula jutting into the lake. It ‘a very attractive destination for its ruins dating back to Roman and medieval times. On the tip of the promontory are the ruins of a large Roman villa, called “The caves of Catullus” built between the first century BC and the first century AD, belonging to a rich family from Verona, was probably one of the residences of the Latin poet Catullus. This place is an excellent vantage point on the lake, as is the Scaligera Fortress, located in a defensive position, was built in the fifteenth century by the Scala.

Desenzano

It is located in the southwestern part of Lake Garda, is a town in the province of Brescia and is the largest city between those that overlook the lake. Its historic center is characterized by elegant palaces and beautiful churches, opens on the lake, while a tangle of narrow streets leading to the Medieval Castle, with great scenic charm. The walk along the lake offers charming views, also you can also take advantage of some beaches with sun beds and umbrellas (beach Desenzanino, beach golden beach and Revolver).

Salo

It is located in the western part of Lake Garda, is a town in the province of Brescia. The town was a Roman settlement named Salodium, as witness the ongoing archaeological finds. It ‘was the capital of the Magnificent Motherland, an institution based territorial formally dominated by Venice, but with wide margins of autonomy. A Salo between the XV and XVIII century are many traces left by the Serene Republic. The ancient fourteenth century walls, built by the Scala of Verona, were the two gates that surround the entrance to the oldest part of the city. At Victory Square, overlooking the scenic waterfront, is the fifteenth century Palazzo della Magnifica Patria, built by Sansovino in Venetian times, now the town. At the loggia of the Palazzo houses the Civic Archaeological Museum. Do not miss a visit to the prestigious Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunciata, impression Gothic-Renaissance the first stone was laid October 7, 1453, the designer was the architect Filippo of Cows. This small town between 1943 and 1945 was the site of some ministries of Italian Social Republic, for this reason called Republic of Salo.

Gardone

Town in the province of Brescia, is located on the western shore of Lake Garda. The town is a real botanical garden for the variety and beauty of the plants that live in this environment. Gardone Riviera holiday commemorates the late nineteenth century, when the first German tourists started to come, in the beautiful villas and large hotels. A Gardone below are cafes, hotels and shops. Gardone above hosts the Italian Vittoriale, home of Gabriele D’Annunzio that he gave before he died, to the Italian people. It ‘a complex of buildings, squares, gardens and fountains that preserves the home of the poet, the war museum, the MAS, which was used for the “Beffa of Bakar, the ship Puglia (set on the hillside), the mausoleum (it is located at the highest point of the Vittoriale and preserves the body of D’Annunzio), an auditorium, outdoor theater.

Lemon

Town in the province of Brescia and beautiful center of the western shore of the Upper Lake Garda. Limone is located in a beautiful landscape characterized by beautiful panoramic views and lush Mediterranean vegetation. The village is famous for its lemon groves and is a very popular tourist resort.

Riva

Town in the province of Trento, is the main center of Garda Trentino and is located in the northwest corner of Lake Garda. This has been called a Mediterranean oasis, which is also situated at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites. Very beautiful Piazza III November overlooked Lombard-Venetian style buildings, nearby is the Scaliger Castle, a fortress on the lake, the Civic Museum and Art Gallery.

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