Thanks to the mild climate throughout the year and to a perfect water temperature, Lake Garda almost seems like a sea set between the Alps and the Po Valley. Surrounded by palm trees, oleanders, olive trees and vines, the lakeside banks lap three regions, Veneto, Lombardia and Trentino Alto Adige. Among picturesque villages, beaches, marinas, parks and nature reserves, it is the ideal place for nature lovers, sports enthusiasts and all those who want to discover places rich in history and culture. The first to be fascinated by Lake Garda was the Latin poet Catullus, whose family had a villa in Sirmione. After him, poets and writers of all ages praised this lake: Dante Alighieri, Goethe, Ugo Foscolo, Lord Byron and Henry Stendhal. Without forgetting Giosuè Carducci, Gabriele D’Annunzio, James Joyce, Ezra Pound and Franz Kafka.