Lake Garda is a crystal-clear lake in northern Italy offering scenic towns with historic structures, archeological sites dating to ancient Rome, connections to literary figures and exciting adventures. The Rocca Scaligera is an imposing ancient fortress that dominates the town of Sirmione and offers stunning views of the harbor. A visit to the Grotte di Catullo archeological site offers the chance to explore an ancient Roman villa. Gardone Riviera on the western shores hosts Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, once the home of the famed poet Gabriele d’Annunzio.

    The Riva del Garda resort town in the north is framed by the Dolomites and offers thrill rides, family entertainment, food and games. CanevaWorld Resort offers the chance to go bathing, slide down water slides and enjoy water park attractions. Movieland Studios is a movie-themed amusement park with exhibits, rides and entertainment for the family. At Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium, you and the kids will see native and exotic lake and sea life from turtles to sea lions and freshwater fish up close.

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