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Lake Garda, Italy: the glories of Italy's largest lake

In 1921 Ezra Pound wrote to James Joyce from a pink-walled hotel that still today overlooks Sirmione's harbour on Lake Garda: "Dear Joyce, I'd like you to spend a week here with me. The location is well worth the journey – both Catullus and I can guarantee it!" It is still worth the journey.<p>It was …

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Lake Garda, Venice and Verona tour with Riviera Travel: review

Telegraph expert rating 8/10<p>A one-week holiday using a single hotel base at Riva del Garda at the head of the lake, with included excursions on four days to explore the area. Riva, backed by huge cliffs, is probably the most appealing place on Garda, with colourful old buildings lining the lanes …

The best restaurants on Lake Garda

<b>S Grundy writes</b> <br>My wife and I will be celebrating our golden wedding in September. We will be staying near Limone on Lake Garda in Italy. We want to celebrate by having a lovely meal. Could you possibly recommend a restaurant or hotel in the area? We will not have a car.<p><b>Lee Marshall, Italy expert,</b> …

The ultimate guide to the Italian Lakes

The Romans were first to see the potential of the Italian lakes as a holiday destination. They built their sumptuous villas in some of the prime positions around Como and Garda, where the southern foothills of the Alps sweep down towards the Mediterranean and the fertile plains of northern Italy, …