Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. Located roughly halfway between Brescia and Verona and between Venice and Milan on the edge of the Dolomites, it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in this part of the country. It is also a popular sports tourism destination: Riva, Torbole and Campione are known for their favorable winds that attract sailors, windsurfers and kitesurfers.
The area around Lake Garda is of high natural value. There are plants typical of the Mediterranean climate, such as olive trees, grapevines and lemon trees. Thanks to the microclimate created by the lake basins, winter is particularly mild here. Already in antiquity, the poet Catullus wrote about the mild climate of Garda. In spring, wild flowers bloom here, creating an idyllic atmosphere, and in summer, varieties of wild orchids delight with their beauty. The Garda area is home to many species of wild animals, while herds of cattle, horses and other farm animals give the landscape a bucolic character.
The economy of Garda has been based on tourism since the Roman times, when there were wonderful villas on the shores of the lake, designed as places for rest and relaxation. Sirmione in particular was a privileged place due to the presence of sulfur springs. Tourism, as we understand it today, developed from the end of the 19th century. One of the first tourist resorts was Gardone Riviera, where the first small hotel was built. Tourism appeared on the coast of Veronese much later, around the 1930s, when the current Strada Gardesana Orientale road was built along the shores of the lake. In the second half of the twentieth century, the entertainment industry developed on the Garda – a number of parks were built, including the most famous Gardaland, which is also the largest Italian amusement park. The popularity of the region as a destination is increasing year by year, so choosing a campsite on Lake Garda, you can count on good quality tourist facilities. Lake Garda is the perfect holiday base for the whole family.