Sourrended in the north side by Alpine chains but favoured by a temperate climate, Lake Garda offers a variety of incomparable landscapes. The area of Lake Garda has a microclimate which can be compared to the Mediterranean climate, with cool and fresh summers, mild and warm winters. Because of that, in the surrounding areas there is a Mediterranean vegetation, with olives, cypresses, citruses etc...
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The shores of Lake Garda belong to three different Italian regions: Trentino Alto Adige, Lombardy and Veneto.
Lake Garda resorts
-Peschiera del Garda- Resort easily accessible by train or motorway from the major cities of Northeast -- Milan, Venice, Verona -- it is starting point for the main cruises on the lake. The surroundings offer several naturalistic and entertainment parks. The area is famed for its vineyards which produce appreciated white wines.
-Sirmione- Important thermal station, Sirmione is an important historical town too, preserving testimonies of the ancient Roman and Medieval times.
-Desenzano del Garda- Its good climate throughout the year, makes it an ideal destination for a variety of sport activities. Many modern facilities offer possibility for the windsurfing, nautical sports, sailing, trekking, golf and excursions around the lake.
Among other major resorts, you have Riva del Garda, (in Trentino Alto Adige), Malcesine, Garda, Bardolino, Torri del Benaco (in Veneto), SalÚ, Gardone Riviera, Limone sul Garda, Lonato, e Manerba del Garda (in Lombardy).