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Lago di Garda
Garda Lake 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 northern part of  the lake is narrower, surrounded by mountains, the majority of which  belong to the Gruppo del Baldo. The shape is typical of a moraine  valley, probably having been formed under the action of a Paleolithic  glacier. Although traces of the glacier's actions are evident today, in  more recent years it has been hypothesised that the glacier occupied a  previously existing depression, created by stream erosion 5 to 6 million  years ago.

The lake has numerous small islands  and five main ones, the largest being Isola del Garda where in 1220 St.  Francis of Assisi founded a monastery, in its place now stands a  nineteenth-century building in the Venetian Gothic style. Nearby to the  south is Isola San Biagio, also known as the Isola dei Conigli ("Island  of the Rabbits"). Both are offshore of San Felice del Benaco, on the  lake's western side. The three other main islands are Isola dell'Olivo,  Isola di Sogno, and Isola di Trimelone, all farther north near the  eastern side. The main tributary is the Sarca River, others include the  Ponale River (fed by Lago di Ledro), the Varone/Magnone River (via the  Cascate del Varone) and various streams from both mountain sides, while  the only outlet is the Mincio River (79 metres (259 ft), at Peschiera).  The subdivision is created by the presence of a fault submerged between  Sirmione and Punta San Vigilio which is almost a natural barrier that  hampers the homogenization between the water of the two zones.

If the water level of the Adige river is too high, excess water is diverted to the lake through the Mori-Torbole tunnel.

Places of interest:
  • Sirmione and Castello Scaligeri
  • Grotte di Catullo: Ruins of a Roman Villa
  • Desenzano del Garda
  • Bardolino and the Southeastern Towns
  • Malcesine
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Tel ITALY: +39 345 716 0374
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Galleria Crispi, 43 - 36100 VICENZA | Home to U.S. Army Base EDERLE
Tel ITALY: +39 345 716 0374
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