Lake Garda is Italy's largest lake. It is located half way between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan. It - and its shoreline - are divided between Verona, Brescia, and Trentino.
It's a major tourist destination with grand hotels and modern apartments, swish restaurants and stylish bars.
During the summer months, visitors may enjoy a regatta of Venetian gondoliering. Every Saturday evening between late June and mid-August the race takes place in a different town around the lake all leading up to the glorious final in Venice in early September.