In northern Italy, at the foot of the Alps, Lago di Garda is an immense celestial mirror among the green of palm trees, oleanders, olive trees, and vines and furrowed by charming villages that are reflected in it. An hour from Milan, it is a tourist destination that is very popular with the Italians and also for those who are close to the area.
Today we bring an inspiring video that flies over Lake di Garda, passing through towns such as Lazise, Peschiera del Garda, Bardolino, the beautiful Sirmione, with places as spectacular as Madonna Della Corona, a sanctuary built on a cliff, attached to the rock.
Lake Garda is the largest in Italy, with an area of 370 square kilometers and encompasses beautiful villages in three Italian regions: Lombardy, Veneto, and Trentino. We leave you some brief notes of some of the places that we can see in the video.
- Bardolino is a town of about 6000 inhabitants, located in the province of Verona, on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. The city is famous for the production of precious wines and is an important summer resort. Its rich historical and artistic heritage comes from the fertility of its lands and the mild climate that caused emperors, monks, and noble families to live here for centuries, who built castles, buildings, and convents.
- We have already spoken extensively about Sirmione, the pearl of Lake di Garda, who falls in love with its beaches, the old town, the Scaligero Castle or Scaligera Rocca, the hot springs, the Catulo Grotto … Already since ancient times, Sirmione fascinated to poets and artists, and today it is an important tourist center, so it is not always as peaceful as it would be desirable. But it is definitely worth a visit and a swim in its waters. It belongs to the province of Brescia, in Lombardy.
- Desenzano del Garda belongs to the province of Brescia and has about 28,000 inhabitants. There he had his residence already in the fourth century Desenzio, the Roman commander of the town. It belongs to the province of Brescia and is a charming city, with important archaeological remains from the Bronze Age and the Roman Empire. In its streets, we pass between fabulous medieval and Renaissance buildings that flow into the port, the heart of the city.
- Monte Baldo, where at the end of the video we leave the perspective practically flush with the water to ascend to the heights, always with the lake in the background. We are north of Lake Garda, in a mountainous massif of the Alps, which lies between the provinces of Trento and Verona. It is the highest peak of the Prealpes de Brescia and Garda, where we can reach by cable car from the nearby city of Malcesine.
We leave you with this inspiring video of Lago di Garda from a bird’s eye view to start the week, hoping you enjoy it as much as I do.