Lake Garda, the largest body of water in Italy
Surrounded by three different regions (Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige), Lake Garda is the largest body of water in Italy, and is even able to captivate cyclists with the sense of stillness and serenity it conveys. A testament to this are the…
Surrounded by three different regions (Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige), Lake Garda is the largest body of water in Italy, and is even able to captivate cyclists with the sense of stillness and serenity it conveys. A testament to this are the thousands of cyclists who, throughout the year, rush to the northern banks of the lake to enjoy a holiday on the back of their bike.
The clear, fresh waters of the lake are, in fact, surrounded by postcard-worthy vistas within the verdant hills, where Monte Baldo and Monte Tremalzo soar a short distance away.
Tortellini di Valeggio
Produced rigorously by hand according to tradition, tortellini are characterised by a thin sheet of pasta and a meat filling. You can enjoy them in broth or seasoned with melted butter and sage. Every year on the third Tuesday of June, tortellini are honoured by a grand festival that takes place on the Visconteo Bridge.
Brodo bruciato (Burnt broth)
A thick broth prepared with water, toasted flour and extra virgin olive oil from Garda. Depending on how much the flour has been toasted, the broth will be lighter or darker in colour.
Carne salada (Cured meat)
Lean, pre-seasoned meat to be eaten raw and thinly sliced, or more thickly sliced and dipped in olive oil with a few drops of vinegar, then cooked on the grill and served on a warmed plate with beans or Torbole broccoli.
History & Culture
The hinge between Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige, Lake Garda is surrounded by moraine hills that give softness to the landscape. From the highest points it’s possible to get an idea of the relationship between the mountains and the hills, whose profile of a circular shape seems to embrace the southern part of the lake.