The Gulf of Garda is a natural jewel nestled between Mount Luppia on the north and the Colle della Rocca on the south where you can enjoy a breathtaking view. In the Middle Ages there was the Garda Castle and it was so important that the name of the lake changed from the Latin "Benacus" to "Lago di Garda". Garda is the town that has the most important tradition of professional fishing with an important cooperative among fishermen.
What is certain is that, even with the strong desire to sustain the traditions and fishing over the decades, there is still a place for growing tourism developments, making the area of Garda one of the most well-known.
There are also many natural and geological attractions such as fluvial and glacial stratifications and mills.
With regard to the historical centre, it still retains its ancient urban feel, made up of buildings overlooking the narrow streets, and is full of villas, parks and preserved Gothic and Renaissance architecture, some of which are attributed to Sanmicheli.
Garda's strategic position has always made it one of the top destinations of the lake, also for its excellent accommodation including hotels, campsites, apartments and guest houses.
Added value comes from the various possibilities for outdoor sports: it's a very pleasant walk from Garda, along the lake, up to Bardolino, or the various paths on the Rocca di Garda or Mount Luppia, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the famous Punta San Vigilio, a holiday destination of famous celebrities over the years (including Napoleon, Zar Alexander II, Winston Churchill, Prince Charles, King Juan Carlos of Bourbon, Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh).
The charm of this area is fascinating now as then, a little slice of heaven, a place that stirs the soul.