Dreaming of Italian Summer (+Photos)

Photo gallery: Garda, Italy’s largest lake
By Andrea Lorini, Epoch Times
February 15, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

If this winter’s bitter cold weather has you daydreaming ahead to summer vacation plans, Lake Garda could be just the thing.

The Northern Italy vacation destination is popular amongst Italians, Germans, Dutch, French, and Swiss. Its waters bathe three provinces of Brescia, Verona, and Trento.

Due to its size (32 miles long and 10 miles wide), the lake has earned the distinction of the largest in Italy.

The area offers beautiful landscapes and many opportunities to experience relaxing moments in the outdoors, thanks to the spas and natural beauty such as the Monte Baldo and the Morainic Hills. The area offers interesting trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding, as well as the action sports of paragliding, mountain biking, and rock climbing.

Naturally, there are many watersports to try, such as windsurfing, water skiing, kite surfing, kayaking, fishing, and diving. It ‘s always possible to go sailing thanks to the presence of steady winds on the lake.

In Lake Garda, the charm of nature is complemented by the presence of the small villages, fortresses, and medieval castles that are steeped in the culture and art.