About Lake Garda Region
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It is a popular holiday location located in northern Italy, about halfway between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan on the edge of the Dolomites. Glaciers formed this alpine region at the end of the last Ice Age. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the provinces of Verona (to the south-east), Brescia (south-west), and Trentino (north). The name Garda, which the lake has been seen referred to in documents dating to the eighth century, comes from the town of the same name. It is the evolution of the Germanic word warda, meaning "place of guard" or "place of observation." The lake is surrounded by many ancient towns and ruins from Roman times, the area has a particularly mild climate which has brought travellers and tourists from the surrounding Cities and Towns looking to enjoy the peace and quiet of the lake. The lake is also popular for Sailing, Windsurfing and Kiteboarding.