Lake Garda

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Riva del Garda
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Lake Garda from space

Lake Garda (Italian Lago di Garda) is the largest lake in Italy. It is located in Northern Italy about half-way between Venice and Milan. It is in an alpine region and was formed by glaciers at the end of the last ice age. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the provinces of Verona (to the south-east), Brescia (south-west), and Trento (north). The lake is a major tourist destination with a number of hotels and resorts along its shore. The town of Sirmione, located on the south of the lake is one particularly popular destination, home to the Virgilio & Catullo Spa Complexes, as well as numerous restaurants, bars, hotels, fashion stores and a market. Another interesting focal point is the northwestern village of Limone. Limone became famous in 1979 when the apolipoprotein A-1 MILANO was discovered. This protein, which is in the blood of the people born in Limone, quickly removes the fat from the arteries and leads it to the liver, where it is then eliminated. This protein is efficacious against arteriosclerosis and infarct. The protein has given residents of the village extreme longevity- a dozen of those living here are over the age of 100.

See also Battle of Lake Benacus, in which Roman forces defeated the Alamanni on the shores of Lake Garda, in 268.

Villages that lie along its coasts: Sirmione, Desenzano, Sal, Gardone Riviera, Toscolano Maderno, Gargnano, Limone in Brescia side of the Lake, Peschiera del Garda, Lazise, Bardolino, Garda, Torri del Benaco, Brenzone, Malcesine in Verona side of the Lake, Riva del Garda, Torbole Nago in Trento side of the Lake.

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