Did you know that Lake Garda is also called Benaco? This large lake formed about 10,000 years ago, when the glaciers of the Alps shrank following the warming of the climate, leaving behind this tongue of nearly 52 km in length and with a width varying between 4 km and 17 km. With its 370 square km it is the largest lake in Italy and it is 346 metres deep.
The marvellous scenery, which in fact was acclaimed by both Roman poets Catullus and Virgilius, is enchanting: the shores and surrounding hills are abounding in olive groves, vineyards, lemon trees and flourishing gardens. Then there are the characteristic towns that can be found along the lake shores which are welcoming and delightful for tourists thanks to their lovely features and mild climate.