If you visualize the map of Italy as a boot, the lake district lies in the northern most part of the boot where the majestic Alps separate Italy from Switzerland, France and Austria. This area is graced with outstanding beauty and the landscape is as diverse as it is beautiful. The hillsides drop down to the shores of the sparkling lakes and flowers reside between cypress, chestnut and palm trees. These lakeshores are strung with fishing villages, medieval castles, lavish Renaissance palazzi and Neoclassical villas, ancient ruins, and sumptuous gardens spilling right down the water’s edge.
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, and given its being overlooked by a spectacular mountainous set, it is ideal for extensive explorations. The Dolomite mountains to the north drop sheer into the lake, creating a dramatic Alpine landscape, while the sheltered southern shores harbour a Mediterranean micro-climate where lemon groves and vineyards thrive. All around Lake Garda there are historic towns and villages to discover, alongside beautiful gardens and villas, as well as delicious food and wine, family-friendly activities, and of course boat trips and water sports on the lake’s clear indigo waters. With its surreal blue waters and dramatic cliffs, there is something other-worldly about Lake Garda, and out on the water the magic is all the more intense.
When in this area we are treated to a day at the links and a day on the water. We will have the game of our lives at Arzaga Golf Club enjoying breathtaking scenery set against the backdrop of the towering Alps. Our day on the water will give us the opportunity to discover the area from the water where we will see glorious Roman ruins, villa museums, quaint fishing villages, enchanting villages and magnificent palatial homes.