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Lago di Garda Travel Guide: 495 reviews and 1,182 photos

Upto the 12th century Lago di Garda was known as Lake Benaco.
Garda was such a popular town at this time that the name of the lake
was henceforth Lake Garda.

There are several tourist resorts around its shore worth exploring.
To present have only seen resorts in the southern flatter part - Desenzano, Lazise and Sirmione.
Spring of 2006 we returned to Lake Garda, staying at Rival del Garda in the northern, more mountainous part and from
there explored Malcesine, Limone, Torbole and others so I hope you enjoy reading about the different lake resorts

Other lakes to explore in this area of Lombardy are:
Lago Idro: highest lakes in Lombardy (368 m)long and narrow at 2 x10 km, set deep between the mountains, joining Trentino to Lombardy, cut by the glacier during millions of years. It is completely surrounded by mountains and its waters are of a beautiful deep blue. The lake's shape and the surrounding mountains make it resemble a Norwegian fiord.

Lago Ledro: east of Lake Garda, was created by the blocking of a moraine from the ancient glacier of Garda. Molina di Ledro is a peaceful town with an interesting Museum, well known in Europe for the artifacts from a lake village of the Bronze Age.

  • Last visit to Lago di Garda: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 21, 2006
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    lovely photos Sandy - such a beautiful part of the world! have loved the visits Ive had around here

  • Aug 23, 2006 at 7:40 AM

    Wonderful page! wonderful photos! i enjoyed it very much. Thank you:)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2006 at 1:10 PM

    Ahhh Sandy, wonderful updates :-) It seems you had a fab trip and really could enjoy your birthday so much :-) Lovely weather also :-)) Funny, these balls of snow are also offered in Rothenburg (ob der Tauber) :-)) Huggies :-)

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2006 at 3:43 AM

    One day I will visit this region. I have already bookmarked your hotel tip :-)

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2006 at 11:19 AM

    Looks beautiful Sandy! Hopefully heading this way in Sep : ))

  • croisbeauty's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2005 at 1:31 PM

    One of my favourite places, don't miss to visit Torri del Benaco and Bardolino. When in Malcesine take funivia up to Monte Baldo, you'll have spectacular view over the lake.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2005 at 4:04 AM

    Wishing you some kind of nice reflection on your birthday. I am looking for one here and I guess you did too. Have fun.


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