On the western shore of Italy's largest lake, Lake Garda, you'll find Gardone Riviera—considered a genuine "botanical garden" where the vegetation of Lake Garda blends with Central European, Mediterranean and sub-tropical plant species. Gardone Riviera offers its guests a striking lakefront boulevard that hosts cultural events and famous Vittoriale degli Italiani, the walled-residence of poet Gabriele d’Annunzio.
With an elevation of nearly 5,200 feet, Pre-Alp Monte Pizzòcolo sits along the eastern shore of Lake Garda. This is an excellent climbing and hiking destination with panoramic views extending as far as the Adamello Group and Appennines.
Glaciers formed this Alpine region at the end of the Ice Age. Halfway between Venice and Milan—Lake Garda is a popular Holiday destination in Northern Italy. The lake welcomes Cento Miglia, Europe’s most famous yachting regatta, at the start of every new sporting season.
When someone is "blowing smoke up your arse,” it’s a figure of speech meaning one person is complimenting another in order to inflate their ego. But in this case, it’s extremely sincere flattery by means of a handcrafted cocktail within Bar La Terrazza atGrand Hotel Fasano.
With over 100,000 square feet you'll find botanical species from all over the world, from the Alps to Himalayas, from Mato Grosso to New Zealand, from Japan to Australia, from Canada to Africa. "This is the most luxurious botanical garden in Italy and it’s so rich that it cannot be summarized in a visit and changes skin every year and every season." —Proprietor André Heller, Giardino Botanico Fondazione
The Isola del Garda estate of “Villa Borghese Cavazza,” dating back to 1422, is located in Gardone Riviera on the largest lake in Italy—Lake Garda in Brescia, Lombardy. This privately owned home is open to the public for tours from March-October.