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Locus Benacus

Lago di Garda, originally known as Locus Benacus, was much loved by Virgil, Catullus and Goethe. The lake, whose waters are famed for their transparency, is considered a kind of extension of the city of Verona.
The lake has many attractions for tourists: a mild climate, beautiful and varied scenery, ranging from the rolling hills at the southern end to sort of fiords at the northern end. Further more, man-made attractions are being constantly developed. There are a number of amusement parks and sporting grounds, and during the winter season there is plenty of good skiing on the spacious snowfields of Monte Baldo.
Natural beauty and the picturesqueness of the ancient fishing villages around the lake make its splendid attractions.


Sirmione holds the most important role in the tourism of Lago di Garda's area. Most of the huge hotel resorts are located outside of the city walls, however, there are a plenty of it inside the old core of the town, as well as the fine restaurants and in particularly excellent and delicious ice-cream shops.
When in Sirmione a must see the medieval castle of the Scaligere and Roman ruins at Grotte di Catullo.


Malcesine is situated in the northern part of Lago di Garda, on the eastern shore which belongs to the Region of Veneto. The Scaligero Castle dominates whole the place, offering magnificent view to the lake from its high defending tower.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It's impossible not to love this area
  • Cons:overcrowded streets and restaurants in August
  • Last visit to Lago di Garda: Dec 2014
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • aterola's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2008 at 1:41 AM

    Thank you for info about Lago di Garda, it was really usefull.

  • davesut's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2007 at 3:10 PM

    Hi Boris, planning a trip to LAgo Di Garda next spring, hope to capture some photos as good as yours.

  • Feb 26, 2007 at 3:19 AM

    Hi Boris! I might go to the Garda Lake next summer. I have never been there before! Thanks for the useful tips :) Francesca

  • lukluk_wal_marjan's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2006 at 10:06 PM

    Hi Boris.Nice pics u hv here. I was in Lago di Garda when I stopped over on a biz trip in 2004. Indeed!I have missed a lot!

  • royalempress's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2006 at 9:53 AM

    Sure enjoyed your Lago di Garda pages. Thanks, Mike

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2005 at 1:09 AM

    Sirmione is just gorgeous and it is over 3 years since i was there, can't wait to go back to see it all again.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2005 at 5:29 PM

    Nice page Boris! Might be going to Lago di Garda this weekend :).

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2005 at 2:34 PM

    Well, I can see that I am going to have to come back to Italy to explore this beautiful lago. Your photos show off the area very well. I wouldn't trust that space ship looking thing either!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2005 at 8:19 PM

    Excellent page with great pictures on a destination I always enjoy !

  • ZanieOR's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2005 at 11:09 PM

    This lake is lovely and the whole area looks like a wonderful place to visit. Thanks you!


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