Typical italian village of Limone sul Garda

Lake Garda, in northern Italy, is known for its crystal clear water. At the south end, the town of Sirmione is dominated by the Rocca Scaligera, a fortress with harbor views. The nearby Grotte di Catullo archaeological site includes a Roman villa. On the lake’s western shore, in Gardone Riviera, is Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, former home of poet d’Annunzio. The Dolomites frame Riva del Garda, a resort in the north.

Area: 142.9 mi²
Length: 32.25 mi
Mean depth: 446′
Islands: Isola del GardaIsola dell’OlivoIsola San BiagioIsola di SognoIsola di Trimelone

The water quality at Lake Garda is tested on a regular basis. The guidelines for water quality in Italy are more stringent than in the rest of the EU. That way they can secure a very good and constant water quality at the beaches at Lake Garda.

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