The lake Garda


The Garda lake

LAKE GARDA INFORMATIONS

Most commons question on lake Garda:

  • How deep is lake Garda?
    The maximum depth of the Garda lake is 346 Meters.
  • How long is lake Garda?
    Garda lake is Length 51.6 Kilometres.
  • How wide is lake Garda?
    Garda lake is Width 16.7 Kilometres.
  • What region is lake Garda in?
    Garda lake is divided between Veneto, Lombardy and Veneto.
  • Where is Lake Garda in Italy?
    The GPS coordinates of Lake Garda are: longitude 45°38'N, latitude 10°40′E.
  • Which are the towns around lake Garda?
    The towns are Malcesine, Brenzone sul Garda, Torri del Benaco, Garda, Bardolino, Lazise, Castelnuovo del Garda, Peschiera del Garda, Riva del Garda, Nago-Torbole, Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, Lonato, Padenghe sul Garda, Manerba sdel Garda, San Felice del Benaco, Salò, Gardone Riviera, Toscolano-Maderno, Gargnano, Tignale, Tremosine and Limone sul Garda.


The Garda Lake

One of the most beautiful areas in Italy, Lake Garda attracts millions of tourists each year who are captivated by the wide variety of activities available in the lakeside towns and in the surrounding countryside.


With an area of over 350 km², Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and borders on three provinces: Trento, Verona, and Brescia. The lake’s name probably derives from the German “Warda,” which means “a high place suitable for control of the area,” a word used to indicate the region’s many promontories that in the past allowed for easy control of the surrounding areas. A similar meaning is also found in the lake’s ancient name – Benaco – which derives from the Latin “bennacus” or “the many promontories.”


Lake Garda also features various wind patterns that influence particular areas in different ways, and on a fairly regular “schedule,” allowing fans of sailing and windsurfing to organize their outings well in advance. The most known winds are the “Peler,” which blows from north to south from early morning until noon and affects almost the entire lake, and the “Ora,” which blows from the south and that, although present on the entire surface of the lake, particularly affects the narrowest area in the north.


Famous people on Garda lake


For centuries, Lake Garda and the towns bordering its shores have been favored destinations for many famous people. The most notable visitors include the German poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe, who visited the area in September 1786; the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, who immortalized his visit in 1912 in two of his most famous paintings, “View of Malcesine” (unfortunately destroyed in 1945) and “The Church of Cassone”; and the Italian poet and writer Gabriele D’Annunzio, who lived in the town of Gardone Riviera in the villa that now houses the Vittoriale degli Italiani, a museum dedicated to his life. Other important historical figures who were fascinated by the Lake Garda area include Maria Callas, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Giosué Carducci, George Gordon Byron, and Dante Alighieri.


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