Lake Garda is not only one of Italy’s best-known lakes, but also the biggest: 370 km2 in size, bordered by the three regions of Lombardy, Trentino-South Tyrol and Veneto, and mesmerising in its beauty. Framed by the foothills of the Alps and surrounded by palm, olive, lemon and oleander trees, you will find everything here that makes Lake Garda such a unique land of contrasts. The Mediterranean lifestyle of this area is not only defined by the countryside and lifestyle, but also in the year-round mildness of its climate. When the The pleasant water temperatures are warm enough, the lake is wonderful for swimming, surfing and sailing; the northern reaches of the lake in particular are a hotspot for water sports enthusiasts. Monte Baldo towers over the east coast of the lake, and is an out-and-out paradise for hikers, climbers, mountain bikers and adventure sports enthusiasts, while the delightful complement to the rugged mountains of the north is found in the gentle lands of the south around Peschiera with its rolling hills, vineyards and wide bathing beaches. Just a few short kilometres from the best tourist attractions around the lake, including the Gardaland amusement park, the Natura Viva park, Movieland Park and CanevaWorld, the Sigurà Gardens beside Valeggio sul Mincio, the thermal spas in Sirmione and Colà di Lazise, the golf courses "Paradiso" in Peschiera del Garda, "Cà degli Ulivi" in Marciaga, "Chervò" in Pozzolengo and "Gardagolf" in Soiano del Lago. The southern reaches of Lake Garda and the surrounding cities of Verona and Brescia are within easy reach both by car and by train.