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Top 10 Milan & The Lakes by Roberta Kedzierski

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Lake Garda

Garda is the most sporting of the Italian lakes. The crosswinds to the north and the dominating slopes of Monte Baldo draw windsurfers and paragliders, while other adrenaline-filled sports, such as rock climbing, and the more leisurely pursuit of golf, provide further distractions. Garda also enjoys some of the best Roman-era remains in northern Italy at Sirmione and Desenzano, as well as atmospheric medieval castles in Torri del Benaco, Malcesine, Valeggio and Sirmione. Since the 18th century, Garda’s summer villas and verdant gardens have lured such luminaries as Goethe, Byron and D H Lawrence, though the region also found infamy as ...

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