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Italian Lakes Tourist Information

Lake Garda is the largest of Italy’s northern lakes, where majestic mountains tower in the background. The Brescia side of the lake offers an unspoilt Italian atmosphere, filled with olive groves, mountains and a wealth of spectacular views. This area is perfect for relaxing walks, watersports and culture. In contrast the Verona side of the lake is a great family destination for those seeking the exciting pursuits of Movieland, Gardaland and Canevaworld, but is still rich in culture and history. Eurocamp Independent's guide to Lake Garda Tourist Information includes links to the best campsites at Lake Garda, with details of Lake Garda's tourist attractions and sightseeing suggestions to make the most of your holiday experience.

Eating out in Italy

Caught between the mountains and the Med, the region offers a quite eclectic mix of cuisines. However, you will always find fine wine such as Lugana and Bardolino and a range of freshwater fish. Lake trout, sardines and tench are all specialities, cooked simply and served with fresh vegetable and locally pressed extra virgin oil.

Italy Sightseeing and Culture

Must see locations and information for tourists visiting the Italian lakes :

Gardaland
Italy’s most popular theme park with rides for the whole family.

Venice
The stunning, unique city is linked by over 150 canals and 400 bridges with the beautiful San Marco square situated at its heart.

Brescia
Has been nicknamed the ‘City of Beautiful Fountains’, because of the number of fountains in the fortified quadrangle.

Verona
Made famous by Shakespeare as the setting for his tragic romance ‘Romeo and Juliet’, this is a graceful town on the banks of the Adige.

Pisa
Once capital of a great republic, a busy city with many fine town houses and churches and the remarkable leaning tower.

How to get to Lake Garda

Take a short morning crossing to Calais or Oostende, with a drive of between 15 to 18 hours.  An overnight stop will be required.

Campsites at Lake Garda